Notes to help applying for admission to postgraduate study Notes to help you to complete the application form 1. Your personal details Please complete this in as much detail as possible. If you complete the section marked 'correspondence address', it would be helpful if you would tell us the dates when you are at that address. Please ensure that you give your full name in the appropriate boxes. 2. How do you intend to study? Please look carefully at the Postgraduate Prospectus and the list of courses available before you fill this section. Note that most taught courses start in October, but that you may begin research in most departments at any time during the year. Please be very careful to specify exactly how and what you wish to study. In particular, please specify the name of the Department or School in which you wish to study, and if you are applying for a taught course, please give the EXACT name as it appears in the prospectus. Please do not use this form to apply for the PGCE, the MBA or the Euromasters programmes. If you are applying for the MA in Interpreting and Translating, please indicate the pathway you wish to follow, together with your chosen languages. 3. Finance Please tell us in as much detail as possible how you intend to fund yourself. 4. Your education You should include all your education from age 17 onwards. Tell us about your A levels or equivalent qualifications, and also any degree or other qualification that you have not yet completed. If your degree is from a country outside the UK, please give the EXACT title of the qualification as it is known in the country where it is offered. Please do not try to describe it in terms of the UK system. Please enclose original certificates/transcripts or copies authenticated by the awarding body for all University-level qualifications that you have obtained. 5. Your professional experience Tell us about all the jobs you have done. 6. Your English proficiency If your native language is not English, please tell us about your qualifications in English. It is very important that students are able to understand and use English well, in order to benefit as much as possible from their time at Bath. The exact English language requirements for each course are given in the prospectus. 7. Research interests/reasons for applying Please tell as much as possible in this section. You should enclose your full research proposal if you have one. 8. Further Information If you wish you may include additional information in support of your application. Please enclose extra sheets with this form. 9. Referees You can download copies of a Reference form with the application form. You should send these to two people who know you well in either an academic or a work capacity: at least one of them must have taught you and must be able to tell us about the standard of your academic work. Both referees should return their references to you in a sealed envelope with their signature across the seal, and you should send these unopened with the application form to the University. Each reference form should be authenticated with an official stamp of the referee's institution. Each reference form should be authenticated with an official stamp of the referee's institution. Please note that we CANNOT accept references submitted by email. 10. Equal opportunities monitoring Please complete this section to help us implement our equal opportunities policy (an extract from this is given at the beginning of this prospectus). The information you provide will be treated in confidence and will not be used as part of the selection process. 11. How did you hear about Bath? It is very helpful for us to know how you heard about the University of Bath, so that we can make the level of information we provide even better. 12. Special needs If you have any special needs, please tell us about them here. You are strongly advised to contact the Learning Support Office to discuss your needs. 13. Checklist Use this to tell us what you are enclosing with your application. 14. Declaration Please make sure that you sign the form. Your application cannot be accepted without your signature. 15. Criminal convictions To help the University of Bath reduce the risk of harm or injury to its students caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, we must know about any relevant criminal convictions that an applicant may have. Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them (but see the next paragraph overleaf). If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must tell us about any criminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders. Courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults For these courses, you must tell us in Section 15 of the Application Form if any of the following statements apply to you: a I have a criminal conviction b I have a spent criminal conviction c I have a caution (including a verbal caution) d I have a bind-over order e I am serving a prison sentence for a criminal conviction. If statement e applies to you then you must also give the prison address as your postal address on page 1 of your application and a senior prison officer must support your application. All other courses For these courses, you must tell us in Section 15 of the Application Form if either of the following statements apply to you: a I have a relevant criminal conviction that is not spent b I am serving a prison sentence for a relevant criminal conviction. If statement b applies to you then you must also give the prison address as your postal address on page 1 of your application and a senior prison officer must support your application. Applicants who tick 'yes' in Section 15 of the Application Form will not be automatically excluded from the application process but we may want to consider the application further or ask for more information before making a decision. If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must inform us and we may then need to ask you for further information. Returning the application form When you have completed the form, send it, together with your sealed references, your degree certificate (and transcript if available), evidence of your English Language ability (if applicable) to: Mrs Alison Humphries, Postgraduate Admissions Secretary, Department of Physics, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY Remember, the more information you include with your application, the more quickly we will be able to tell you whether we can offer you a place to study at the University of Bath. We will email you to let you know when your application arrives in the Department Office.