Finding a supervisor

We offer a wide range of expertise to support your postgraduate research, and we'll help you find the supervisor that's right for you

The Graduate College requires you to contact and secure a potential research supervisor before you make your application with us. The following information will help you with this process.* 

There are multiple ways to find a supervisor. We recommend the following: 

*Please note this does not apply to MA Taught degrees, where you can apply via the usual route on the course page.

Research areas

Our research specialisms are divided by our respective schools. We have listed below the main contacts for each subject area and any relevant research groups or centres. 

You are also welcome to contact specific staff members directly if you already have a name in mind.

Art and Design

Postgraduate contacts for both schools can be directed to Michele Whiting, Higher Degrees Tutor for Art and Design (m.whiting@bathspa.ac.uk). 

Additional contacts for each subject are also listed below. 

Bath School of Art

Bath School of Design

Bath Business School

Key subject areas and contacts are listed in detail on the School's research degrees page.

Please see also the following related research centres:

School of Creative Industries

The School of Creative Industries puts creativity and innovation at the heart of teaching, and specialises in research in the areas of Creative Computing, Creative Writing, Film and Media, and Publishing. 

Creative Computing

Creative Writing

Please see also the following related research centres and groups: 

Film, TV, and Media

Please see also the following related research centres: 

Publishing

Please see also the following related research centres: 

School of Education

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree within the field of Education, please contact Charlotte Chadderton, leader for postgraduate programmes,  c.chadderton@bathspa.ac.uk.  

You may also be interested in the following related research centres and groups: 

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities is Bath Spa's focal point for teaching and research in English Literature, History and Heritage, Politics, Religions, Philosophy and Ethics, and Environmental Humanities.

If you can't find what you need below, please contact Sarah Morton, Director of Postgraduate programmes, or Alison Hems, Head of the School of Humanities.  

English Literature

Please see also the following related research centres: 

Environmental Humanities

  • Kate Rigby, Programme coordinator, Postgraduate Environmental Humanities and Director of the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities - k.rigby@bathspa.ac.uk

Please see also the following related research centres: 

History, Heritage, and Politics

Please see also the following related research centres: 

Religions, Philosophy and Ethics

Bath School of Music and Performing Arts

Key subject areas and contacts are listed in detail on the School's Research Degrees page.

School of Sciences

The School of Sciences investigates pressing issues and challenges in areas from creative social justice and environmental sustainability, to health and wellbeing for individuals groups and populations at local, national and global levels.

If you can't find a specialist in your area of interest, please contact the Head of the School of Sciences, Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, r.mcguire-snieckus@bathspa.ac.uk

Biology and Environment

Geography

Please see also the following related research group: 

Psychology

Please see also the following related research centre:

Sociology and Criminology

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