Admission to Postgraduate Research leading to a PhD

There are opportunities for postgraduate research leading to a PhD in Computer Science.

In general, the selection to the PhD program is based upon the following criteria:

There are generally no deadlines and applications can be sent all year round.

UK Students

Research Studentships are awarded by Research Councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC etc.), and on rare occasions by Sponsoring Companies or the University of Bristol. Students must hold a 1st Class or 2.1 honours degree to be eligible to hold a studentship. A lower degree may be augmented by a subsequent MSc degree to achieve eligibility. Studentships are normally awarded for a period of three years and Students are expected to present a PhD thesis within 4 years of the commencement of their award. Research assistant posts are sometimes available to candidates for higher degrees.
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EU Students

European Union students are treated in the same way as UK students and are generally eligible for UK scholarships if they hold a first degree from a British University. Note that some governmental scholarships require you to be ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 2 years before the start of the course. To be ordinarily resident means to hold a job and pay taxes to the British Government. A Full-Time student is NOT considered to be ordinarily resident! EU post-graduate students can however apply for a research assistantship in the same way a UK student would, if one isavailable.
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Overseas Students

Overseas students should note that the Fees for overseas students (but not from EC countries) are higher than those for UK students.
Certified breakdown of marks from the applicant's undergraduate studies must be enclosed with the application. Also, evidence of proficiency with English (e.g., IELTS) will be required.
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Once accepted, we usually request that students enrol for a pre-sessional English Language course at the University's English Language Centre, if necessary.


All Students

Applications form and further information can be obtained from University of Bristol STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES pages.

Details on how to apply can be found on our application procedure pages.

Please also read our research pages, and a list with possible current opportunities for PhD research.