Information on the likely costs of postgraduate study can be found on the prospective postgraduate fees page for different subject areas and students' statuses, and there is also details on likely living expenses. There is also course-specific information for PGCE courses.
Further information about funding your postgraduate degree is given below:
Funding options for postgraduate study are significantly different from those available for undergraduate study. A Student's funding also differs if they study a research degree (e.g. PhD) or a taught degree (e.g. MA or MSc).
Unlike undergraduate study, there is no direct government funding for postgraduate students, so you may need to consider self-funding a postgraduate degree. For postgraduate research programmes funding is primarily directed through the Research Councils. The University subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which provides contact information for charities and organisations who offer grants for postgraduate study.
The University offers many postgraduate funding opportunities, as funding is subject-specific, for further information you are advised to contact the appropriate school or faculty.
The Bristol Doctoral College provides further information on faculty funding for postgraduate research students.
Funding for international postgraduate students is fairly limited and students should ensure they have their funding in place before arriving at University.
Funding for taught Master's degrees is limited to the DfID scheme, which is only open to students from Commonwealth, developing countries coming to this University to study specific courses.
PhD funding is more general in that there are no limitations placed on nationality or course, providing Bristol is able to offer supervision for the topic being researched. Please note that in order to be eligible to apply for any funding listed here, students must first apply for, and be offered, a place.
Information about applying for your chosen course of study can be gained from the postgraduate contact in the relevant faculty.
Students are also advised to contact the British Council in their home country and also the department they wish to study in at University, to see if they know of any additional funding available.
You can obtain further information about the financial arrangements from the following sources:
Higher Education and Legal Manager
PO Box 32
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3AU
Education, Sport and Culture
PO Box 142
Jersey JE4 8QJ
Student Award Section
Department of Education
St George’s Court
Upper Church Street
Isle of Man IM1 2SG
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000