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.
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.
University of Bristol and Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarships
A number of fully-funded PhD scholarships to UK, EU and international applicants showing exceptional research potential. Please note that this scheme is open to home/EU and international students (for new full-time students only).
Application Deadline: 30 January 2018, 12 noon
Law School Interviews to be confirmed
Exclusive for students studying MSc Socio-Legal studies and MRes Sustainable Futures who want to take a further 3 years of doctoral research. The Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) studentship will either partially of fully fund the student's postgraduate research programme. The scheme is open to UK/EU students only, full time or part time.
Application Deadline: 30 January 2018, 12 noon
If nominated, ESRC/SWDTP Interviews will be in the week commencing 5 March 2018
AHRC/South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership and Arts and Human Research Council (AHRC) offers studentships to students with evidence of exceptional promise for PhD study, who have a compelling research idea which complements their research themes and supervisory expertise. The scheme is open to UK/EU students only.
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm GMT on 11 January 2018
University of Bristol Law School Graduate Teaching Assistant
Applications are invited for a full-time research studentship/Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) leading to the degree of PhD commencing in September 2017. The scheme is available to UK/EU and international students.
More information: UoB GTA Scheme 2017-18 (PDF, 279kB)
Application Deadline: 2nd March 2017, 12 noon
Law School Interviews expected to be: 14th March 2017
University of Bristol Law School Denis Chang Studentship
Applications are invited for a full-time research studentship leading to the degree of PhD in Law commencing from September 2016. The funding will pay for three years international tuition fees. Applicants must be from China or Hong Kong.
More information will be available soon.
Application Deadline: 2nd April 2017, 12 noon
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).
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.
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.
Applying to Bristol
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.
For further information on fees and funding, please contact us.
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