Postgraduate study

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

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

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

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

PhD research programmes

Available PhD and MSc studentships

Your questions


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

Did you know?

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