48 months
24600 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Composites are replacing traditional materials for lightweight structures at an unprecedented rate due to global demand (eg in the aircraft, wind turbine, construction and automotive industries). The Advanced Composites programme is offered by University of Bristol.

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Composites additionally offer benefits to functionalise both materials and structures making them integral to any design considerations, including cost, sustainability, fuel efficiency, emissions reduction, and improved operational performance. The growth in the use of composites is expected to be rapid, in the region of 5-10% each year.

The composites sector is contributing significantly to industry developments and advanced composites are critical in enabling lighter, smarter structures and cheaper, more abundant energy. With the imminent and very present effects of climate change, composite materials and structures have an important role to play in contributing to reductions in CO2 emissions and the development of a more sustainable planet.

The Advanced Composites programme is offered by University of Bristol .


Recent graduates from the programme have gone on to careers in industry (eg aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, engineering consultancy and wind energy sectors) and academia (eg research positions at UK universities).

Programme Structure

Research groups

  • All CDT students are based in the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) research group, which is within the Faculty of Engineering and has links to the Faculties of Science and Health Sciences. 
  • The vision of ACCIS is to be a world-leading centre for composites research, combining cutting-edge fundamental science with strong industrial links for exploitation and technology transfer. It is a focus for collaboration - internally, nationally and internationally - and led the establishment of the UK's National Composites Centre.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualification).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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