Our postgraduates make a vital research contribution, while developing skills and receiving training in communication, outreach, statistics, scientific writing and career planning.
We strongly encourage all applicants to contact an academic supervisor before starting their application. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of potential supervisors and their areas of research interest.
Many postgraduate students of the Biological Sciences programme offered by the University of Bristol choose a higher degree because they enjoy their subject and subsequently go on to work in a related area.
Postgraduate study is often a requirement for becoming a researcher, scientist, academic journal editor and for work in some public bodies or private companies. Around 60 per cent of biological sciences doctoral graduates continue in research.
Academic research tends to be contract-based with few permanent posts, but the school has a strong track record in supporting the careers of young researchers by helping them to find post-doctoral positions or develop fellowship applications.
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Areas of research included:
- Evolutionary biology
- Animal behaviour and sensory biology
- Plant and agricultural sciences
- Ecology and environmental change
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Bioinformatics View 30 other PhDs in Bioinformatics in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in biological sciences or related discipline.
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International23900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4475 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4475 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: part-time£2,238
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,475
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.