Postgraduate study at Bristol

The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world, who come here to maximise their potential through our postgraduate taught and research programmes. 

Find a programme

Join our online events

Get an insight into studying at Bristol with our virtual events, designed for international students who are planning to start a taught postgraduate programme in 2021/22.

Before you apply

Entry requirements

  1. Check our entry requirements. Find these in our programme finder.
  2. Not sure if your qualifications are accepted? Browse our country-specific information to find out.
  3. Is your English at the required level for your course? Check our language requirements.
  4. Need to improve your English before starting? Check the entry requirements for our pre-sessional courses.

Fees and scholarships

Tours and visits

Get an introduction to Bristol with our online events for international postgraduate students.

The University organises a range of visits and events, and you can also take a virtual tour.

You can meet and talk to our staff at exhibitions held in your country; find out when we are visiting you.

Explore the city

The city of Bristol is a vibrant, friendy place to live and study. 

Bristol was named the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017 and one of 52 places to go in 2018 by the New York Times - just two of many accolades the city has won. Read about 17 times Bristol was named the best in the UK in this Bristol 24/7 article.

How to apply

  • For a postgraduate degree, find out how to apply online.

After you have applied

  1. What happens next? Find out what happens after you have applied
  2. Need to improve your English before you start your course? Check out our pre-sessional English language courses

When you have accepted your offer


Visa advice and support

  • Do you need a visa to study here? Read more about the visa application process, documents you need and when to apply.

Before you leave home

Download our International Guide

Find out more about the international experience at Bristol by downloading our International Guide and other publications. 

Research excellence

Ranked among the top five universities for research in the UK

Fact file

We currently have 3,051 international postgraduate students from over 100 countries studying at Bristol

Studying in a different language is always a challenge, but the resources provided by the university and the guidance given by your supervisor makes you move forward into your research. Also, there are other research students that are willing to help and to introduce you to the academic life

Julio Hermosilla Elgueta (PhD, Politics)

Top 4 UK university targeted by employers

The Graduate Market in 2020 - High Fliers Research

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