Postgraduate study

Exciting opportunities

"Bristol is a great city to be a student in. The department offers plenty of opportunities for exciting projects."

What our students say

World class research

We have an international reputation for the outstanding quality of our research. Our staff span world-leading young pioneers to highly experienced professors.

Excellent training

Our top-class training is recognised by UK Research Councils, which have awarded us major Doctoral Training funding.

Rewarding careers

We can help you prepare for a future in research, industry, policy, consultancy or science communications.

Our programmes

PhD research programmes

Types of postgraduate study

Available PhD and MSc studentships on

Did you know?

The university is investing £50 million pounds in a new state-of-the-art building for Life Sciences.


Many postgraduate students choose a higher degree primarily because they enjoy their subject and subsequently go on to work in a related area.

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Where are our postgraduates from?

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