An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Months of entry
The School for Policy Studies links theory, policy and practice in a multidisciplinary, research-intensive environment. Our research engages with and influences national and international policy. Our team of policy experts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in social policy research, social work, sociology, history, human geography, economics, psychology, physical activity, nutrition and health sciences, based within specialist research centres.
Our research examines policy areas that affect us all in day-to-day life, influences and challenges policies implemented by governments and institutions, and investigates the issues, factors and attitudes underlying social concerns that make the headlines every day.
The school is an exciting environment for graduate studies; we welcome students from the UK and around the world to join our diverse and highly-rated research team. We particularly welcome applications on topics with direct relevance to national and international policy or social work concerns.
The school houses seven specialist research centres.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund and alumni PhD scholarship fund.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- +44 (0) 117 954 6785