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 2023/24
Home: Postgraduate Loan
A postgraduate loan is available to Home fee payers 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. If you are an EU national, you should check your eligibility for a postgraduate loan before applying.
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Details for 2023/24 to follow
International: Chevening Scholarships
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Deadline: Please check link for country specific deadlines.
International: Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship
Details for 2023/24 to follow
Research awards for academic year 2023/24
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.
AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
The SWW DTP will be awarding a number of doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2023. SWW DTP studentships are for three years as standard (or part-time equivalent).
In response to the new UKRI eligibility criteria, University of Bristol is pleased to announce that it will be offering International fee discounts for successful UKRI applicants. The fees will be discounted to the home fees level. This approach ensures that students regardless of nationality or financial means will be able to apply for our UKRI studentships (including those administered by the SWW DTP). Successful applicants will receive a fully-funded studentship and will not be charged the international fee difference.
Please apply for the studentship via the SWW DTP website. These scholarships are for students commencing their studies in September 2023, as well as those that have already commenced doctoral study. Please check the SWW DTP Edigibility Guidlines before applying.
University of Bristol Postgraduate Research and Teaching Scholarships
The University of Bristol and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to be able to offer a number of PhD Scholarships to candidates commencing their PhD research in September 2023 that demonstrate exceptional research and teaching potential.
We will also be offering a number of Research Scholarships with Gratuate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) to cadidates demonstrating and articulating a clear teaching philosophy/vision.
Both scholarships are renewable for up to four years (full-time) or eight years (part-time), subject to satisfactory progress in the Scholar's research project and/or teaching.
Further details (including eligibility and funding awarded) can be found on our University of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships web page.
Opportunity Bristol provides financial support to UK students from Black backgrounds to undertake a research-related Masters degree (e.g. MPhil, MRes, etc.).
Opportunity Bristol offers up to six scholarships to Black students. It provides funding for research-focused Masters programmes and will help successful awardees to gain the research skills and experience needed to apply for funded doctoral research opportunities in the future.
Applications are now open for applicants who want to start their studies in the 2023/24 academic year. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see the Opportunity Bristol web page.
Black Feminism and Welfare Histories Scholarship
The award is open to students embarking on PhD research starting in September 2023 in any aspect of histories of Black feminism and welfare. We are looking for applicants interested in pursuing original research to be supervised by Dr Saima Nasar.
Possible doctoral projects could include but will not be restricted to: Black feminist activism relating to educational, healthcare, workplace, and housing inequalities; the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of Black feminism; Black feminism and histories of decolonisation; histories of transnational activism.
Location: Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Eligibility: UK students
Start date: October 2023
Full details (including entry requirements): Black Feminism and Welfare Histories Scholarship further information (PDF, 216kB)
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5pm BST on Tuesday 30 May. Interviews will take place during week-commencing 12 June.
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral training grant - Creating the first Europeans
The University of Bristol (School of Humanities, Department of Classics and Ancient History) and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford (Department of Antiquities), are pleased to announce a fully-funded four-year (full-time) / up to eight years (part-time) AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership grant from October 2023 (or January 2024) to conduct research on the Sir Arthur Evans Archive and related Aegean Bronze Age collections in the Ashmolean Museum.
Over 120 years ago Sir Arthur Evans started to excavate 'The Palace of Minos' at Knossos and discovered a Bronze Age culture on Crete that he dubbed 'Minoan'. His vision of Minoan Crete remains dominant in both the public and scholarly imagination to this day. He presented Minoan Crete as the first European civilisation, a modern, sophisticated, imperialistic society, where women played a significant role, and with Knossos at its centre. This vision was set out in numerous publications, especially The Palace of Minos (1921-35), and disseminated through contemporary displays in the Ashmolean Museum and a 1936 exhibition in London. The Palace of Minos was the name Evans gave to the monumental building he excavated and then reconstructed in reinforced concrete. Both publication and archaeological site still stand as a monument to Evans's reconstruction of the Minoan civilisation, but over the last 20 years many of his ideas have come increasingly under scrutiny.
By examining Evans's unpublished writings, held in the Sir Arthur Evans Archive at the Ashmolean, alongside his publications and the objects he acquired, the student will assess how Evans's vision of the Minoans developed over the decades either side of World War I. Photographs, plans, press cuttings and other documents in the archive will be used to help trace how his vision was materialised in his reconstructions of the palace and narratives about Minoan civilisation. The student will also assess how important Evans's large collection of Minoan artefacts was in the formation and dissemination of his vision of the Minoans.
Location: Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol, and Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
Eligibility: UK and Overseas students
Start date: October 2023 or January 2024
Full details (including entry requirements): Creating the first Europeans 2023 studentship details (PDF, 232kB)
Deadline: Midday BST on Friday 9 June. Only complete applications received by this deadline can be considered.
Interviews will take place online on Monday 3 July