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Course summary

As a city, Bristol is known for its concentration of high-technology industry. Computers, communications and microelectronics are well represented, alongside digital media, computer games and electronic commerce. The University has close relationships with many of these organisations via collaborative projects, staff secondments and visiting industrial staff. The School of Computer Science is an international centre of excellence in the foundations and applications of computing. Researchers in this area of study explore intelligent systems, digital media, foundations, personal systems, and architecture and design. Computer Science is located within Merchant Venturers Building alongside aligned areas of study like Electrical and Electronic Engineering, bringing together the University's research strengths in computing, communications, electronics and photonics.

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/phd-computer-science.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

PhD applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a merit at master's degree level (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2379 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2379 Year 1
Scotland £2379 Year 1
Wales £2379 Year 1
Channel Islands £2379 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Computer Science at University of Bristol - UCAS