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 Bristol, United Kingdom

University of Bristol Postgraduate Programmes

University of Bristol

Since Bristol was founded in 1876, we’ve had a reputation for doing things a little differently. Bristol was the first institute of higher education in the UK to admit women on an equal basis with men. More recently, in 2019, we became the first UK university to declare a climate emergency.

Bristol is one of the top ten universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2023). We’re a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities and one of the country's top five for research (THE analysis of REF 2021).

We welcome students and staff from more than 150 countries, creating an exciting and diverse community where everyone is welcome.

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University of Bristol Postgraduate Programmes

Our programmes

Bristol offers postgraduate degrees in a wide range of subject areas across our six faculties: Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences and Law.

Many of our taught postgraduate programmes lead to a master’s qualification (MA, MSc, MRes, LLM) and last one year full-time or two years part-time. They are specially designed to support professional career development and part-time study options are available on many programmes.

Living in Bristol

Our University is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, inspiring and green city in the south-west of England. Bristol is less than two hours from London, while also being close to beautiful countryside, and boasting 400+ parks and green spaces. We've got a lively arts and music scene, sustainable credentials and a thriving modern economy. It's the perfect place for postgraduate study.

Explore our beautiful city campus with our 360-degree virtual tour. You can also visit Bristol for a guided tour with one of our current postgraduates.

University of Bristol Postgraduate Programmes


The University's outstanding reputation makes our students highly attractive to employers in the UK and overseas. Bristol is ranked joint seventh in the UK and top 50 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).

A postgraduate degree from Bristol can equip you with the skills and experience to help you go further in your professional field. Our strong industry connections mean you’ll be well prepared for your future career. The Careers Service offers expert advice and events specifically for postgraduates.


The University continually invests in state-of-the-art facilities, resources and technology for students. Our ambitious plans will transform Bristol’s campuses, buildings and facilities and enhance your university experience.

New spaces include our Global Lounge, a welcoming and safe environment for our diverse community of students and staff, which hosts regular cultural and social events.

We are also developing a new world-leading campus focused on digital, business and social innovation.


We have a range of scholarships that can help fund your studies.

Bristol master's students are eligible for the UK government’s Postgraduate Loans Scheme.

The Bristol Master's Scholarship is available to help talented UK students from underrepresented backgrounds access postgraduate study.

For international students, our Think Big scholarships can help fund your tuition fees, as well as increasing your confidence and employability. Visit the University website for the latest finance information and to search for funding.

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