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

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 our entry requirements for our International Graduate Programme and our entry requirements for our pre-sessional courses.

Fees and scholarships

Tours and visits

The University organises a range of tours. Please come and visit us and have a look around.

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

Explore the city

City life in Bristol was voted the best in Britain in the Whatuni Student survey of 20,000 university students across the country in 2015.

Bristol has also been awarded European Green Capital status for 2015. The University is hosting a series of events and activities to make Bristol one of the UK’s greenest cities.

How to apply

  • For a postgraduate degree, find out how to apply online.
  • For the International Graduate Programme, apply to the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies directly.

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

Research excellence

Ranked among the top five universities for research in the UK

Fact file

We currently have 2,300 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)


£156 million invested in the University estate from 2011-2014

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