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The Bath PhD, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Through the University of Bath’s excellent world-wide research reputation, evidenced by the School's ranking in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), we develop outstanding management scholars through a programme that:

  • Provides a comprehensive taught training in management research methods
  • Enables you to work closely with our international faculty on original scholarly research at the frontiers of management knowledge
  • Actively encourages you to present and publish your research before you graduate
  • Offers the possibility for you to gain both teaching training and some direct teaching experience

With these elements of the Bath PhD, your success in a career as a management researcher and educator is assured.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Bath PhD is an integral part of the research-led environment of the School of Management.
  • The aim of the PhD is to provide a systematic training in management research for those seeking to pursue careers as professional management researchers and analysts. You will join the School as a member of a research division in which you initially have a broad research interest, and who will have overseen your acceptance into the School.
  • Earning the Bath PhD usually takes three to four years. Starting in Autumn, you will begin to lay solid foundations for your professional career. There are two routes to obtain the Bath PhD: Through the Integrated PhD (1 year MRes + 3 years PhD) or through direct entry to the PhD. Applicants who have previously received Master-level systematic training in management research can apply for the PhD.
For more information please visit the programme's website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply, you must use the online application form. You will be asked to create an account before you can start the process. On the application form you will be asked for:

  • your personal details
  • passport details if you need a Tier 4 visa
  • intended start date
  • your finance and funding plans
  • education details
  • proof of English level if English is not your first language
  • details of your intended research and the name of your intended supervisor
  • the names and contact details of your referees, including at least one from academia if you have recently been studying
  • your supporting documents.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bath

  • 808 - 1230 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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