University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 10 percent reduction in tuition fees.
Taught awards for academic year 2018/19
A postgraduate loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s (MA/MPhil) course.
For more information about postgraduate loans, visit Student Finance England's (SFE’s) dedicated student finance zone on the Student Room.
International: Chevening Scholarships
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Deadline: CLOSED (If you are interested in apply for a 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarship, applications open in August 2017)
MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship
We have five Santander Innovation Scholarships worth £3,000 each, which will be awarded as a one-off payment to the top five students on the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme at the beginning of their course. These scholarships will be open to both home and overseas students and will be offered based on academic merit for the best innovation pitches (text or video) submitted, as judged by the innovations academic team. Representatives from Santander will meet the student award recipients at an event in September/October, near the start of term, when these scholarships will be awarded.
Application deadline: CLOSED
Research awards for academic year 2018/19
China Scholarship Council - University of Bristol Joint Scholarships Programme
The University of Bristol has a collaborative agreement with the China Scholarship Council to further the development of research collaborations between the UK and Chinese Universities and Research Institutions.
Successful candidates will receive tuition fees to cover the full period of the PhD, a stipend, a round-trip international airfare, visa and passport fees and high levels of research and professional skills training, coordinated by the Bristol Doctoral College.
Please click here for more information on this fantastic opportunity.
Deadline: 15 January 2018, but we strongly recommend submitting your application before this date
AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 60 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2018. SWW DTP studentships are for three years as standard (or part-time equivalent).
Please apply for the studentship via the SWW DTP website. You will also need to apply for a place to study at the University of Bristol before the deadline of 11 January. These scholarships are for new students commencing their studies in 2018/19.
Deadline: 11 January 2018
University of Bristol Faculty of Arts Scholarships
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to be able to offer a number of full UK/EU PhD Scholarships (fees and maintenance grant) or International Fees Bursaries (fee award only) to candidates demonstrating exceptional research potential starting their PhD in September 2018.
Please download the following document for more information:
Students must have submitted a full application and all relevant additional documentation by 12 noon GMT on the day of the deadline to be considered. Please note that we cannot guarantee that any applications submitted incomplete will be considered in time.
Deadline: 9th February 2018. Please note that the application must be submitted complete in order to be considered for the scholarship.
The European Research Council: The Metaphysical Unity of Science
The Metaphysical Unity of Science (MetaScience) ERC Consolidator Grant project pursues the question of what, if anything, unifies the natural sciences. The project studies the question from the perspective of metaphysics and philosophy of science—metaphysics of science—by way of employing case studies from biology, chemistry, and physics. What does it mean for one scientific phenomenon to be explained in terms of another? Under what conditions does scientific unification take place? In philosophy, these questions are often discussed under the rubric of reduction. Typically, in asking whether one phenomenon reduces to another, we aim to understand what the ultimate or fundamental basis of the first phenomenon is. In the mid to late 20th century, there was a hope to reduce all higher level phenomena to fundamental physics. Yet, it was soon discovered that there are phenomena that cannot be easily reduced, so unification may not be available via this route. The project’s ambitious goal is to produce a novel account of unification. This is made possible by recent breakthroughs in the methodology of metaphysics, an area sometimes called “metametaphysics”. The project’s objectives are (1) to establish the criteria for scientific unification; (2) to conduct case studies of actual scientific reductions at the biology-chemistry and the chemistry-physics interfaces; (3) to study the role of dependence relations weaker than reduction.
Location: Department of Philosophy
Eligibility: UK/EU and overseas
Funding amount: £14,777
Dates: Jan 2019 – Dec 2022 (full-time)
Applicants are expected to have a background in a field of philosophy relevant to the project in order to work with the Principal Investigator and the project team (three Postdocs) on the above questions. The main tasks are to complete a dissertation within four years and participate in organising the project’s events.
To apply, please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Philosophy (PhD) on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form. Applicants are also asked to send a one page letter of motivation to Tuomas Tahko (email@example.com) by the closing date.
Please direct any questions relating to the application process to the University of Bristol’s PG Arts Admissions team: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the studentship itself, prospective applicants are very welcome to contact Tuomas Tahko directly.
Deadline: 22nd October 2018, 11:59pm
Quentin Skinner Bursary
The Quentin Skinner bursary is named after Professor Quentin Skinner, Fellow of the British Academy and Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London, who gave the BIRTHA Annual Lecture in 2007. On that occasion, Professor Skinner donated his fee towards a postgraduate bursary and has continued to give an annual donation in support of the Bursary.
The bursary is intended to assist students newly enrolled at the University of Bristol on a 1-year MPhil (or 2 years part-time), in any Arts discipline. Preference will be given to candidates whose projects are interdisciplinary or who have non-traditional academic trajectories.
To apply, please send a personal statement (no more than 2 pages in length), detailing your educational qualifications, providing a short description of your MPhil research topic, and explaining why you would be a worthy recipient of the bursary.to email@example.com
The value of the Quentin Skinner Bursary is £2,500.
Deadline: 2nd February 2018
Faculty of Arts Alumni Bursary
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to be able to offer a number of generous one-off bursaries for the academic year 2018/19. The award will be a one-off payment in the region of £7000-£10000 and will be paid in instalments in the academic year 2018/19. This is open to home/EU and International fee paying students.
Please download the following document for more information:
Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday 9th February 2018. Please note that the application must be submitted complete in order to be considered for the scholarship
Keil Doctoral Scholarship
The Department of Historical Studies is offering one doctoral scholarship to the value of £6000 p.a. (plus up to £250 p.a. for research expenses), renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is funded in honour of Dr Ian Keil, a former student who benefited from a studentship in the 1950s and thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the academic opportunities offered by the University of Bristol. The award is open to students undertaking PhD research in any aspect of History.
If interested, please apply in writing to Professor Josie McLellan, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a statement (no more than 2 pages of A4) of your research proposal and suitability for this scholarship, by the deadline below. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in June 2018.
Candidates will also need to hold an offer of a postgraduate research place in the Department of Historical Studies by the deadline. Details can be found here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/gradschool/apply/
For further information, please contact Professor Josie McLellan, as above.
Deadline for applications: 3 June 2018