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Postgraduate Studies

Our postgraduate and doctoral students engage with a variety of topics in the fields of history and heritage, and form a vital part of our diverse research community.

Interested in doing a postgraduate or research degree with us? Find out more below about what we can offer.

Taught degrees

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through the dynamic MA Heritage Management course.

Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners, the course gives students the chance to build expertise in their chosen areas and provides them with opportunities to work with major heritage organisations, specialists and researchers.

Click here to find out more information or to apply for our MA Heritage Management course.

Research degrees

We welcome postgraduate research proposals on all topics related to History and Heritage.

Postgraduate researchers play an important part in the academic life of the University. As well as having access to the excellent resources and facilities available at the University and in the local area, they participate in regular research seminars and benefit from the Researcher Development Programme, which has been designed to suit individual training needs and which enables researchers to engage in professional development throughout the course of their studies.

If you are interested in undertaking a research degree with us, please identify and contact a potential supervisor before making a formal application. 

Current doctoral students include:

  • Georgina Brown, 'The Reformation, the Clergy, and Sex: How the Reformation Affected the Formation of Clerical Masculinity in England'
  • James Camp, 'A medical centre in transition: Restoration Bath, and the socio-medical shift. c.1660-1705'
  • Brandi Lee Hall, 'World Heritage and Collaborations: UK World Heritage Sites and the Value of Partnerships'
  • Kate James, 'Mary Dawson's Women: Education, Teacher Training and Expressions of Citizenship in the Long 1950s'

South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP) is a collaboration between eight leading research universities and multiple arts, heritage, media, and government sector partners, working together to develop a new generation of arts and humanities researchers. 

The SWW DTP funds students from the UK or EU with evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study. Click here to find out if you are eligible to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees are chargeable for the academic period required by the relevant programme. Click here to find out what our courses cost and how you can finance studying with us.

Bath Spa University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help students fund their studies. Click here for further information.

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