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University of Bristol Postgraduate Programmes

University of Bristol

Since being 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, and in 2019, we became the first UK university to declare a climate emergency.

The University of Bristol is one of the top ten universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024). 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

We offer postgraduate degrees in a wide range of subject areas across a variety of faculties.

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.


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

There are various scholarships for international students, including our Think Big scholarships which offers tuition fee support of up to £26,000 and can help increase your confidence and employability.

Students with a home fee status can apply for the UK government’s Postgraduate Loans Scheme. And the Bristol Master's Scholarship is available to help talented UK students from underrepresented backgrounds access postgraduate study.

Visit the University website for the latest finance information and to search for funding.

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 450+ gardens, parks and natural reserves. 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.

Our postgraduates go on to become inspiring and influential leaders in a huge variety of fields. Look at our alumni stories to find out more.


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.

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.

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