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Finding a supervisor – Bath Spa University

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.

Bath School of Art, Film and Media and Bath School of Design

Postgraduate contacts for both schools can be directed to:

Additional contacts for each subject are also listed below. 

Bath School of Art, Film and Media

Bath Business School

Contacts for each subject area are listed below. Please also see the related research centre, CLEPP - Centre for Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Practice.

School of Education

If you are interested in pursuing a research degree within the field of Education, please contact Dr Kendra McMahon, School of Education PhD/Research Student Leader, k.mcmahon@bathspa.ac.uk.  

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

School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities

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

Creative Writing

Please see also the following related research centres and groups: 

English Literature

Please see also the following related research centres: 

Environmental Humanities

Please see the following related research centres: 

History, Heritage, and Politics

Please see also the following related research centres: 

Publishing

Please see the following related research centre: 

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 sciences.admin@bathspa.ac.uk

Geography

Please see also the following related research group: 

Psychology

Please see also the following related research centre:

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