Graduate School

Plants and animals

Welcome to the Graduate School in Biological Sciences.  The Graduate School has carefully developed a graduate training programme that follows closely the training plan recommended by the Research Councils (see Joint Research Councils’ Skills Training Requirements, PDF).  Our programme covers important areas necessary to develop professional skills that are essential for early career researchers.  By the end of their programme postgraduate students will be better prepared to pursue highly competitive careers in academia and other related areas.  

Between the Graduate School in Biological Sciences and other departments within Bristol University, postgraduate students are offered a wide range of training in academic and transferable skills.  We also encourage post-doctoral researchers  to attend any components of particular interest to them. 

Our programme aims to: