The School of Physics has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students. We offer a range of PhD and taught Masters programmes at the cutting edge of research.

Taught programmes

MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

This interdisciplinary MSc programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become practitioners in nanoscience, whether in industry or academia. The programme provides innovative and novel training, and will support you in the next phase of your career.

Taught programmes

MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering

Gain a solid grounding in the Science and Engineering principles underpinning the global nuclear industry. Throughout the programme you will benefit from an innovative connection, via the South West Nuclear Hub, to the University of Bristol’s nationally-leading industrial research.

Research programmes

PhD / MSc by research Physics

Main research areas: dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics, fluid dynamics, materials science and scientific computing.

Doctoral training

PhD Functional Nanomaterials

A structured year of training in the foundational skills necessary for research before moving to an academic department in the faculties of Science, Engineering or Medical Sciences for a PhD project.

Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials

Doctoral training

PhD Condensed Matter Physics

Training across a broad range of disciplines in the field of hard condensed matter physics, encompassing experiment, theory, fundamental studies and device applications.

Condensed Matter Physics Centre

Doctoral training

PhD Quantum Engineering

Combining theoretical understanding with the practical application of quantum physics and mathematics with engineering makes this a truly successful approach to training.

Quantum Engineering Centre

International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Postgraduate profiles

Read about other students' experiences at Bristol

Connect with us

If you're not able to visit us in person, you can chat with one of our student ambassadors or sign up for one of our regular live chats to find out more about studying at the University of Bristol.

Edit this page