Fees and funding

Fees for both UK/EU and international students are to be found on each programme's respective postgraduate prospectus. These fees are kept up to date.

10 percent tuition fee discount for University of Bristol Alumni*

University of Bristol Alumni Scholarship - *graduates (who have successfully graduated within the past ten years) are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on their tuition fees when a place is secured on any of our postgraduate programmes within the Law School. Offer-holders classed as either Home/EU or overseas tuition fee payers, and either full or part-time students, are all eligible for this award. This award is automatically awarded and no further application process is required.

Student Loans

A Government Student Loan is now available for PhD students starting in 2018-19. Please visit our Fees and Funding webpage for more information, including eligibility criteria. 

Funding and scholarships

The University of Bristol Law School has an excellent track record of securing funding for PhD students. Many of our postgraduate research students are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities and Research Council (AHRC), the University of Bristol and the Governments of Chile, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Below is a list of scholarships available to postgraduate research students at University of Bristol, and you can also search the funding database for more opportunities.

  • China Scholarship Council - Bristol Joint Scholarship 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. Chinese PhD (or LLM/MSc and PhD, 1yr+3yrs) applicants can apply for up to four years of tuition Fees (paid by the University centrally) and a stipend (paid by the CSC).

    More information
    Prior to application please contact doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk
    Application Deadline: 15 January 2018
    Notification: Students will be notified by CSC and Bristol Doctoral College

  • Becas Chile (Conicyt) Scholarship

    Currently offers full scholarships to cover tuition fees, living expenses, airfare and English language courses to Chilean postgraduate students. Please visit their website for more information.

Applying for a scholarship

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must complete an application form for the programme you wish to apply to. Enter details of the desired studentship when prompted in the 'Funding and Research Details' sections of the form. This will highlight to our admissions tutors that you wish to be considered for an award.


Casual employment

Some casual employment within the University may be available, both in term-time and in vacation, provide that this is compatible with the academic requirements of your programme. For further details about part-time employment opportunities please visit the Careers Service website, where you can log into 'mycareer' (once you are a current student). Guidance is also available on the Fees and Funding page.
Guidance on 'Working whilst Studying' is available for International Students.

Teaching assistant posts

For postgraduate research students, a number of part-time teaching assistant posts are available within the Law School. These vary from year to year. All current research students who have completed one year of study are eligible to apply. Appointments are made on the basis of merit and subject specialism. 

Advice on fees and funding

The University provides plenty of advice on fees and funding, including details on the living expenses you can expect to budget for while you study. There is also a useful guide for managing your finances.

Contact us

For further information on fees and funding, please contact us.

Tuition Fees
Tel: +44 (0)117 954 6372
Email: student-fees@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)117 331 7972
Email: student-funding@bristol.ac.uk

Postgraduate applications
Tel: +44 (0)117 954 5225
Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

General enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)117 953 5849
Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk