Prospective postgraduates

Important information about EPSRC-funded study at the BCCS

The BCCS will no longer be recruiting to the four year EPSRC-funded PhD programme. If you wish to pursue a three year PhD programme you will need to secure alternative funding arrangements. See the University's Fees and Funding webpages for more information about funding doctoral study.

  • About the BCCS

    Learn more about complexity sciences and the purpose and vision of the BCCS

  • Our research 

    See lists of our current PhD projects, researcher backgrounds, and our publications

  • Alumni profiles

    Find out more about the BCCS experience from those who have completed their research degree

  • Graduate destinations

    See where a research degree in complexity sciences can take you

  • Why choose Bristol University?

    There are many reasons to pursue your research degree at Bristol - discover just a few of them here...

  • How to apply

    Information about the online application process including fees, funding, and minimum requirements

This interdisciplinary and collaborative atmostphere which the BCCS has been able to foster is in my opinion its greatest strength and the reason I have been motivated to pursue a career in research.

Dr Angela Onslow, BCCS alumni (from article written for the BCCS newsletter - Issue 2, Autumn 2010)

BCCS research in the news

Bats obey ‘traffic rules’ when trawling for food 
March 2015

Is glass a true solid? 
January 2015

Ants show left bias when exploring new spaces 
December 2014

New research links individual animal behaviour with social spacing 
September 2013

How a fish 'broke' a law of physics 
October 2012

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