Research course


Bath Spa University · School of Science, Society and Management

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally as a minimum hold a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK HEI, or its equivalent. A relevant master's degree is also preferred. Applicants should note that they will normally be required to undertake research training as part of their studies unless they can demonstrate equivalent prior training (eg through a relevant Master's programme). Students register as an Advanced Postgraduate in the first instance. Application for formal registration for either the degree of PhD or MPhil takes place within six months, subject to a detailed and satisfactory proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research involves all members of the School: academic staff, technical and support staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students alike. We have a dynamic research environment that not only investigates the pure and applied aspects of research that underpin the content of our teaching, but also we research teaching methods, ensuring that content and delivery of our courses is at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice. Research is facilitated through specifically-designed laboratories, computer suites, and even the grounds of our campus are being instrumented as a natural laboratory.

Department specialisms

Mammal ecology; ecological restoration; ecological impact assessment.

Information for international students

International students who do not have English as their first language may have to undertake an IELTS or TOEFL language test. The minimum accepted standard would be 6.5 on the IELTS scale. A higher standard for admission may be required in some fields.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 - 60 months
part time
36 - 72 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator