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    Got an offer from University of Bath since February for PhD in Civil Engineering. I have been deferring the admission since then cos am a bit unsure. What is it like, doing a PhD at the university of bath? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    What do you think about a PhD at University of Wolverhampton. This uni has a poor ranking tho.
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    (Original post by MichaelJerry)
    Got an offer from University of Bath since February for PhD in Civil Engineering. I have been deferring the admission since then cos am a bit unsure. What is it like, doing a PhD at the university of bath? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    What do you think about a PhD at University of Wolverhampton. This uni has a poor ranking tho.
    Hi Michael,

    My name is Joe, I am currently a PhD student in the Psychology department at Bath, and I have just seen your post and thought I would reply.

    I am currently in my final year at Bath. I also did an MSc here, so I have a good idea of how everything works for postgrads. In terms of doing a PhD at Bath, what I can say is that everything is very well supported. Bath has a very large postgraduate population, and they are excellent at supporting students across the university. There are specialist areas for postgrads only, which include a postgrad lounge and a nice place to eat. You have 2 supervisors (sometimes more) who have timetabled hours to meet with you, so you get great support. There are also loads of opportunities to try your hand at teaching and lecturing, which is of course paid, and the departments put on regular events like postgrad conferences which allow you to showcase what you have been up to.

    You also get lots of opportunities for career development, which is obviously great CV-wise. I have been to national and international conferences (including in Milan and Buenos Aires) on funding provided by the university. There are also lots of courses which are really helpful for things like job applications later on, and building networks. They are quite skills focused, which is nice as it means you generally end up with a very competitive CV for when you are applying for post-doc jobs.

    Overall, I would say that whilst obviously it is quite an intense 3 years, you would struggle to find a university which supports postgrads of any kind better than Bath. They are well set up, and have funding pots available to help out when needed. I would definitely recommend Bath as a place to do a PhD.

    I hope this is helpful. If you have any specific questions, feel free to reply here and I will try to help out. I can also try and put you in touch with someone from the Civ Eng department if you want some more specific information!
 
 
 
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