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 2019/20
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.
MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship
We have a number of Santander Innovation Scholarships worth up to £3000 each, which will be awarded as a one-off payment to the top 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 Centre’s academic team. Representatives from Santander will meet the student award recipients at an event in the Autumn Term when these scholarships are awarded.
Deadline: Thursday 1 August 2019
International: Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship
The University of Bristol is pleased to be able to offer a number scholarships to International fee paying students starting a one-year, full-time taught postgraduate programme in September 2019. Please see the following link for more information on the scholarships available, including details on eligibility and how to apply: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/think-big-postgraduate/
There are two application rounds for this scholarship:
- Round One Deadline: 31 March 2019
- Round Two Deadline: 30 June 2019
Please note: You will automatically be considered for rounds 1 and 2, so there is no need to submit your application again if you are not made an offer in round 1.
Research awards for academic year 2019/20
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: 18 January 2019, but we strongly recommend submitting your application before this date
AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
The SWW DTP will be awarding approximately 30 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2019. SWW DTP studentships are for three years as standard (or part-time equivalent).
Please apply for the studentship via the SWW DTP website. Applications open on Monday 3 December 2018. You will also need to apply for a place to study at the University of Bristol before the deadline of Friday 18 January 2019. These scholarships are for new students commencing their studies in 2019/20.
Deadline: Friday 18 January 2019
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 Scholarship (fees and maintenance grant) or International Fees Bursary's (fee award only) to candidates demonstrating exceptional research potential starting their PhD in September 2019.
Please download the following document for more information: Faculty of Arts Scholarship details 2019 (PDF, 153kB)
Students must have submitted a full application and all relevant additional documentation by 12 noon 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: 12 noon on Monday 11 February 2019. Please note that the application must be submitted complete in order to be considered for the scholarship.
Two European Research Council studentships: Truth and Semantics
"Anne believes that Bob assumes that Anne believes that Bob's assumption is false. Does Anne believe that Bob's assumption is false?" Don't try too hard answering the question - any straightforward attempt will lead to paradox.
But what are we to make of sentences such as "Anne believes that Bob's assumption is false." Is the sentence true or false? On the face of it, it would seem that answering this question is a pressing problem for natural language semantics that assigns truth conditions to sentences of natural language. However, semanticists have largely ignored problems of this kind, leaving the field to philosophical logicians working on paradoxes, in particular, the paradoxes of truth such as the Liar paradox. But research on the paradoxes of truth has often focused on exploring the space of possible coherent "solutions" to the paradoxes thereby ignoring desiderata of natural language semantics.
The project provides a unified perspective on natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics, and the research on the so-called semantic paradoxes in form of theories of self-applicable truth. A unified approach to truth and semantics will need to answer two principal challenges, which divides the research project into two interrelated parts. The first part, Truth in Semantics, aims at developing semantic accounts for rich fragments of natural language, that is, fragments in which, besides the notion of truth, we allow for, e.g., modal expressions, propositional attitudes but also natural language conditionals. The second part, Truth and the Foundations of Semantics, assumes a metasemantic perspective and explores the role of the notion of truth in the foundations of natural language semantics, conceived of as truth-conditional semantics. The project constitutes the first systematic study of truth and natural language semantics from such a combined perspective.
Location: Department of Philosophy
Eligibility: Home/EU students
Funding amount: Fees and stipend in line with RCUK
Dates: Oct 2019 & Sept 2023 (full-time)
We encourage applications from students with a background in fields relevant to the project's research aims and training in logic and/or formal semantics. Successful candidates will work with the Principal Investigator and the project team (two 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 visit http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Philosophy (PhD) on the Programme Choice page and 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 and CV to Johannes Stern by the closing date.
For any queries relating to the application process, please contact PG Arts Admisisons team. For further information on the studentship, prospective applicants are very welcome to contact Johannes Stern directly.
Deadline: 24 March 2019
Quentin Skinner Bursary
Information for 2019/20 coming soon.
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 2019/20. This is open to home/EU and International fee paying students.
Further information for 2019/20 coming soon.
Keil Doctoral Scholarship
Information for 2019/20 coming soon.