How to apply

Thank you for your interest in postgraduate study at the University of Bristol. Our postgraduate application system will be closed from 9am BST on Monday 14 September 2015 and will re-open on Thursday 1 October 2015. This closure is to allow essential systems maintenance to take place. During this closure period, you will not be able to access your application, start a new application or view any decision on your application.

If the deadline for your programme has not passed and you are able to submit your application, we would encourage you to do so. However, if you are not yet ready to submit your application, you can return to it when the system re-opens on 1 October 2015. Please contact the faculty or school admissions team or the Admissions Office if you have any queries.

Start a new application

Complete an existing application

We offer an online application system for all of our programmes, with the exception of the PGCE.

You can use the online admissions system to:

  • submit all your application details securely online and view your completed application form;
  • upload supporting documents;
  • request references electronically;
  • track the progress of your application;
  • receive a decision on your application online;
  • update your contact details (it is important you tell us if you change your home address or email);
  • receive useful information about the University and your application.

If you are unable to make an online application, please email

Further guidance related to the application process is available.

New faculties

Please note that from August 2015, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences will be reorganised into two new faculties with the working titles of Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. The online application system will still use the old faculty structure and titles.

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Admissions policies and procedures

We follow a clear set of policies and procedures when dealing with admissions.

Our Postgraduate Admissions Statements provide detailed information on the selection procedures and criteria used for individual courses.

Student agreement

For further information, please refer to the Student Agreement and Rules and Regulations for Students.

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