University Of Bristol Postgraduate

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University Of Bristol Postgraduate

The University of Bristol is proud to be one of the UK’s leading research universities as part of the Russell Group.

We actively encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the University and with colleagues at our many partner universities and organisations.

International excellence

98 per cent of our research was of international standard in the last Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) measures the research quality of UK universities. We are a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a group of 19 research-led institutions of international standing.

Global reputation

Our global reputation for innovation and impact means we can offer you a dynamic and challenging place to study. You will learn with academic experts who are leaders in their field.

Taught programmes

Most of our taught programmes lead to a Master’s qualification (eg MA, MSc, MRes, LLM). They combine taught units with a research project and typically last one year full-time or two years part-time.

A taught postgraduate degree can help you specialise in a certain area or expand on your undergraduate interests. For some, a taught postgraduate qualification could offer a new start in a completely different field.

Professional programmes

Many of our taught programmes are designed for experienced professionals and support career development. These programmes often provide flexible part-time study options.

Our programmes designed for professionals include:

When to start your studies

Taught programmes usually start in the autumn, following Welcome Week, which this year begins on 19 September. A small number of programmes start later in the academic year, typically either January or April.

Research programmes

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the most common type of research degree, studied over three to four years.