Application Queries

No you do not need to contact a supervisor before applying. You will spend the MRes year meeting with a range of our potential supervisors. 

Yes you do, the AAPS programme is four year integrated MRes and PhD programme. 

No you do not need to submit a project proposal to apply. You can join by applying for one of our advertised projects or you can join without a project and spend the MRes year developing a project with supervisors. 

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

Our course provides an integrated, four-year, full-time programme of study. This is so you'll grow and progress as a cohort.

We expect you to study full time; however, we may be able to offer a part-time option in years two to four in exceptional circumstances.

Offer Holder Queries

The MRes year is a full-time programme, so students are not able to partake in teaching/demonstrating during the first year of the programme. This is something they can do from year 2 onwards. 

During the MRes year:

  • a 2 week break scheduled at Christmas and Easter. These are scheduled breaks in teaching. 
  • Students can choose one week between July and August, although the recommendation is August and this has to be agreed with the summer project supervisor. 
  • There is then 1-2 weeks downtime after the summer project has been submitted in September

During the PhD phase (years 2-4):

  • 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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