Application Queries

No you do not need to contact a supervisor before applying.

No you do not need to submit a project proposal to apply. You can join by applying for one of our advertised projects.

Yes you can, you can view our entry requirements on the 'Apply Now' page. 

Offer Holder Queries

  • Students are entitled to 25 days annual leave per year, which should be agreed with the PhD supervisor.
  • These annual leave days are in addition to University closure dates. 

You will be wholly based at the University of Bath, for some PhD projects there may be a need for you to spend time at IAAPS if the project requires this, but this will be managed on a case by case basis.  

Yes, as soon as you accept your offer with AAPS you join the AAPS Community.

  • We will invite you to join a private facebook group just for AAPS students
  • We will assign you a peer mentor (who is a current AAPS student)
  • We will hold at least one AAPS Welcome Event in the summer for you all to visit Bath and meet each other, the current students and the management team again
  • We will invite you to any other summer activities that are appropriate (Summer conference, ITT etc.) 

Once you have accepted your offer we will send you some helpful tips and links on where is best to look for accommodation in Bath. 

The University has this page regarding accommodation for Postgraduate students -

If you are classified as a home student, you would not be guaranteed University accommodation, but you can apply and be added to the waiting list.

Academic FAQS

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The management team run an academic project call a few times a year, this allows academics to suggest a project they would be interested in supervising. To ensure you are on the potential-supervisors list and get these emails please contact us at 

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