About the BCCS

What is the BCCS?

The Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS) is one of three centres for doctoral training (CDTs) funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) specifically focussed on the theme of complexity sciences.

Funding history

In 2006 the University of Bristol was awarded nearly £4 million to develop the BCCS and its PhD programme, with the first cohort of students enrolling onto the taught component in October 2007.

The successful bid was prepared by a cross-faculty team led by Professor John Hogan (Principal Investigator, Faculty of Engineering) and Professor Guy Orpen (co-investigator, Faculty of Science).

In 2010, the BCCS was successul in being awarded further funding from the EPSRC (approximately £3.6 million) to continue our innovative research.

What does the BCCS do?

What is complexity science?

Take a look at our what is complexity science page to learn about the context of our research.


Find out more about the collaborative and interdisciplinary research taking place at the BCCS

Join in

You can learn more about what we do by attending a Complexity Seminar or Complexity Colloquia event