How to apply
Applications are now closed for September 2022 intake.
As a leading global institution, we are keen to attract talented and motivated individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Further information on our commitment to equality and diversity can be found here.
Further guidance on the application process is available.
Whether you're an engineer with an interest in quantum computing, a physicist with a passion for practical technologies or a mathematician with an aptitude for experimental work, this programme is the next step to a successful career in quantum technologies.
We welcome candidates with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry or the physical sciences.
This programme is the next step to a successful career in quantum technologies, whether you are:
- a computer scientist with interest in developing quantum algorithms
- a chemist intrigued by the modelling power of quantum simulators
- a mathematician with a passion for quantum computing
- a physicist excited to implement practical technologies
- an engineer inspired to deploy a quantum-enabled communications network
Applicants should have an upper-second class degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualification).
- Awards available: PhD
- Duration of programme: Four years full time
- Number of places: 10 per year
We have limited funding available for international students. To be considered for a fully funded international studentship, please apply as early as possible. We are happy to accept applications from overseas students who are also applying for funding from other sources, for example from their home country. Please specify which scholarship you are applying for in the online application form.
English-language requirements: Profile E
For details of this Profile please see the University's English Language Requirements Policy, in addition to the standard entry requirements.
Find information for international students on eligibility, funding options and studying at Bristol.
For more on international equivalent qualifications, please see our country specific information.
Fees and funding
Please see our fees for 2022/23.
EPSRC studentships covering fees and living costs are available to UK/EU/International students. We also encourage and support international applicants applying to funding schemes from their home country, such as CSC (China), CONACYT (Mexico), CONICYT (Chile) and COLCIENCIAS (Colombia). Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.