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The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 60 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). The University is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,584 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 105 890 995
Accounting & Finance 10 490 505
Business & Management Studies 15 415 430
Law 35 350 385
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 90 180 275
Medicine 185 65 250
Biological Sciences 215 30 245
Economics 10 225 240
Politics 30 200 230
Physics & Astronomy 175 25 200
Computer Science 55 135 190
Chemistry 185 0 185
Anatomy & Physiology 65 120 185
Social Policy 60 125 185
Geography & Environmental Science 65 120 185
Other 5 180 180
Social Work 0 170 170
Dentistry 30 120 150
Psychology 50 100 150
Geology 80 50 130
History 55 50 105
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 105 0 105
Mathematics 75 25 100
Civil Engineering 40 55 95
Veterinary Medicine 40 55 95
English 30 55 85
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 70 85
Sociology 25 60 85
Philosophy 25 35 60
Music 15 45 55
Mechanical Engineering 45 5 50
Materials Technology 25 15 40
Agriculture & Forestry 0 35 35
History of Art, Architecture & Design 10 15 25
Theology & Religious Studies 10 10 20
Archaeology 15 0 15
Classics & Ancient History 15 0 15
East & South Asian Studies 0 15 15
Medical Technology 0 15 15
French 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Italian 5 0 5
German 5 0 5
Anthropology 5 0 5
Russian & East European Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 8,200
Mixed -
Laboratory 10,300
Clinical 18,400
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Bursaries and scholarships are available to a range of postgraduate students, including refugees and asylum seekers. Please refer to the University of Bristol website for more information on all scholarships and bursaries.
  • The University of Bristol's reputation enables it to offer funding for doctoral education from a wide range of sources. There are currently 29 funded Doctoral Training Programmes offering studentships at Bristol.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Around 1,000 self-catered rooms are available to postgraduate students, all within a short walk of the university.
  • The university also provides advice for those seeking private accommodation.