Postgraduate

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol is home to over 600 full-time and part-time postgraduate students.

Our internationally renowned academic staff actively conduct research in their own individual disciplines and also contribute to interdisciplinary exchanges across subject boundaries to foster a vibrant community of advanced learning.

Taught programmes

Our courses are offered full-time taken in one year or part-time with the workload split over two or three years.

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Research programmes

Our research programmes commence in either September or January.

MPhil

The MPhil is a one-year (two-years part-time) tailor-made research programme at Masters level. The qualification is awarded upon successful completion of a 25,000-word dissertation.

MPhil/PhD

The MPhil/PhD research route can be taken after completion of an MA programme. Initially you will be registered on an MPhil programme and subject to a successful upgrade processes you will continue on to complete your doctorate PhD. Doctoral programmes are usually three years in length on a full-time basis or six years part-time. The qualification is awarded upon successful completion of an 80,000-word dissertation.

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Funding

Faculty of Arts subjects are eligible for funding from the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. We also offers funding opportunities for taught and research programmes.

I have been impressed by the size and strength of the postgraduate community and the busy schedule of seminars.

Richard Bowles, PhD in Philosophy