Postgraduate study

As a Physics graduate student, you will learn from distinguished scientists from within the school as well as leading figures from around the world.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in inspiring seminars, conferences, away days and meetings hosted by our research groups. And virtually all our research activity involves collaborations with national or international partner institutes and industry.

We receive applications throughout the year, with research council studentships available for UK and EU students. We also welcome students from outside the EU.

NEWS: Postgraduate Research Open Day: Choose Bristol Research - Thursday 12 November 2015

Taught masters

PhD and MSc by research programmes

Research groups


Our multi-million pound high-spec facilities include a high performance computing centre, an e-Science access grid, a new fully-equipped clean room and materials laboratory.


A postgraduate physics degree is almost indispensable for a career in physics research, and can be a huge advantage in many other careers where physicists' abilities to think logically and work strategically are valued and recognised.