Research course

PhD Functional Nanomaterials

University of Bristol · School of Physics

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related subject (eg MSci, MPhys, MEng, MChem). Applicants with a upper second-class honours BSc degree may be considered if they can demonstrate very good potential for research.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our four-year integrated PhD programme begins with a structured year of training, giving you all the foundation skills necessary to prosper in your PhD research and beyond. In the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, not only will you be guided in developing your career as a research scientist, but you will also learn the skills and approaches necessary to translate your findings into technological innovations that impact the wider world.

Department specialisms

Physics: 23% of research is world-leading (4*) 62% of research is internationally excellent (3*) 15% of research is recognised internationally (2*) 0% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. -

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU: £4,300 Channel Island/Isle of Man - £9,300
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
96 months

Further details of qualification

Bench fees: For postgraduate research students who are not funded by UK Research Councils or (specific) UK charities, it is usual to charge a bench fee. A bench fee covers the costs of laboratory consumables, specialist equipment and other relevant costs (e.g. training) for the duration of the programme. The bench fee charged can vary considerably depending on the nature of the programme being undertaken. Details of specific bench fee charges can be provided on request and will made clear in the offer letter sent to applicants.

Course contact details

BCFN Manager
+44 (0) 117 928 7485