Funding for programmes

We offer the following funding opportunities for postgraduate programmes.


The Government has announced that loans up to £10,000 will be available to support both taught (PGT) MSc and Research MSc study. Read more about the benefits and your eligibility for a postgraduate loan.

The Government has recently announced that they will introduce a PGR loans scheme, offering up to £25,000 for the 2018/19 academic year, for eligible students on eligible courses. You can access the full Government Response here.

The new page for PG doctoral loans on the University website is now available and can be viewed here: 


Doctoral training

We have a number of fully-funded, four-year PhD programmes covering a wide range of research areas. Check our postgraduate programmes page for more details.

MRC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership

In addition to the above programmes, we also offer a number of studentships for specific PhD projects each year through the MRC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership.

Other PhD projects

Applications are now welcome for an enthusiastic and talented PhD student to work under the supervision of Professor Ann Williams in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and with Professor Caroline Relton in the Bristol Medical School. Further information on the project: 'Combining cell biology with population-based studies to investigate the role of BCL-3 in therapeutic resistance to improve the treatment of rectal cancer' and how to apply can be found here.

The application deadline is Saturday, March 24, 2018

University of Bristol postgraduate research scholarships

In addition to the funded PhD projects listed above, our faculty are pleased to offer funded PhD scholarships for applicants with exceptional research potential.

Zutshi-Smith Scholarship at the University of Bristol

Applications are now welcome for the Zutshi-Smith Scholarship at the University of Bristol. This award covers the full cost for an Indian student to undertake a PhD course at the University of Bristol.  

The application deadline is Friday 10 February 2017. Please see here for further details.

MSc by research

  • We currently do not have any funded projects available

Taught programmes

Our taught programmes are generally self-funded by the student. However, programme-specific scholarships and other funding opportunities are occasionally offered and are listed below when available.

Current funding opportunities for taught programmes

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary from programme to programme, so please check the individual programme listings for details.

See our full list of our postgraduate programmes.

Our facilities

Robust evidence is the cornerstone of science and is expertly provided by our suite of cutting-edge facilities, available to all our postgraduate students.

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