TRACE is also building close relationships with the eight schools of study at Bath Spa University.

Each of these schools has a strong internal research culture. The schools house their own research centres and groups, and they collaborate on a project-by-project basis with the strategic research centres.

TRACE adjusts its approach to working with the schools to meet the needs of each department. This may involve working directly with the Head of the Department, working with individual researchers, collaborating with research groups on an event, providing specialist support for students on research projects, or attending department away days. The focal point for collaboration is usually around the theme of ‘Transcultural Creativity and Education’, and/or connecting researchers to opportunities to develop their writing. We have appointed Associate Directors in some schools to advise us on our future direction, and help us build connections.

Click on the links below for further information about the research cultures in each of Bath Spa University's schools. All of the schools offer opportunities for research students to study at BSU.

School of Science
The School of Science brings together research and teaching across the fields of Geography, Psychology, Criminology, Biology and Environmental Science.

Bath Business School
Bath Business School aims to develop tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs through student-centred teaching, research, industry knowledge and support.

Bath School of Art
The School of Art, formerly known as Bath School of Art and Design, focuses on cultivating creative practice in such fields as Fine Art, Ceramics and Photography.

School of Creative Industries
The School of Creative Industries focuses on the areas of Creative Writing, Creative Computing and Publishing, and works with a number of other schools to offer cross-disciplinary training and engagement.

School of Design
Formerly the Bath School of Art and Design, this school embraces a multimedia approach to design, encompassing study in the fields of Fashion and Textiles, Furniture and Product Design, and Graphic Art.

School of Education
Formerly the Institute for Education, this school has been providing training and research in the field of Education since 1946. From early years, and primary, to schools and colleges, we partner with over 670 schools to offer an award-winning professional practice.

School of Humanities
The School of Humanities encompasses study across the fields of History, English Literature, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.

Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Bath School of Music and Performing Arts offers a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the fields of Acting and Production, Dance, Drama, Music and Performing Arts.