Prospective research students
Join a community of over 3,000 postgraduate researchers from all over the world. Our city is the perfect place to start your research career.
Types of research degree
Learn more about the different research degrees you can pursue at Bristol.
How to apply
Find out more about the application process and how to use the online application system.
Find funding for your research degree
There are many different funding options available to support your postgraduate research programme. Explore your options and read our funding top tips.
Why choose Bristol?
Our outstanding research profile is underpinned by the contribution of our postgraduate researchers and the support you will receive from the Bristol Doctoral College as well as your faculty, school, supervisor and research groups. Our supportive environment will help you achieve your research ambitions and excel in your chosen field.
Receive ongoing support and development
As a postgraduate researcher at Bristol, you’ll benefit from the wealth of personal and professional development opportunities that we offer. Find out what we do to support you throughout your postgraduate research degree.
Join an interdisciplinary postgraduate research community
You’ll be part of a thriving community of postgraduate research students. Find out about the events and opportunities we organise to help researchers connect and collaborate, as well as showcase your work to your peers and the wider world.
Up to 20 PhD projects will be funded as part of the IILF. Find out more about these opportunities.
Are you interested in a research degree involving Science or Engineering? You can consider applying for funding through one of our Engingeering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) funded Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). Funding for future CDT programmes will be announced in January 2019.