University of Bristol

Postgraduate Study

  • Our postgraduates study alongside the best in their field, in a supportive environment that challenges and stretches them.
  • Bristol is recognised globally for its academic excellence.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 5,525 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 162 1121 1283
Education 176 586 762
Physical sciences 425 81 506
Engineering & technology 358 140 498
Biological sciences 263 216 479
Medicine & dentistry 195 185 380
Law 32 224 256
Historical & philosophical studies 140 116 256
Languages 68 158 226
Business & administrative studies 23 172 195
Subjects allied to medicine 74 120 194
Computer science 41 149 190
Creative arts & design 53 110 163
Mathematical sciences 58 11 69
Agriculture & related subjects 26 36 62
Veterinary science 9 0 9

Subject Areas

There are more than 200 postgraduate programmes across our six faculties:

  • Art
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Law

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,100–13,900
Mixed -
Laboratory £6,500–14,700
Clinical £7,500–37,500

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university offers a number of scholarships, studentships and awards to postgraduate students. Find more details on our website.

Accommodation

  • Around 1,000 self-catered rooms are allocated to postgraduate students, all within a short walk of the university.

Careers Guidance

  • Bristol's postgraduates are highly attractive to employers; our employment record is among the UK's best.
  • Many major organisations have strong links with the Careers Service and often recruit directly from campus.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • You will have the opportunity to join the Union Postgraduate Network, a student-led initiative that promotes an active postgrad community.

Support services provided by the university include:

  • Student counselling service
  • Subsidised day nursery
  • Multifaith chaplaincy
  • Disability services
  • Student health services