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Programme overview

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.

There is a strong emphasis on exploration and you are actively encouraged to experience different research disciplines and environments before beginning your core PhD research.

Other features of the training year include:

short interdisciplinary projects giving you practical training in all the key characterisation and fabrication techniques in a variety of different labs;
expert-led group-work, practical sessions and lecture courses in advanced topics;
intensive training from scientists working in innovative companies from post-doc-led start-ups to world-leading multinationals;
extensive skills training in leadership, creativity, writing, presenting, group work, leading discussions, etc.

The summer term starts with a six-month extended project, immersing you in your chosen research area. For students who apply for industry-funded projects, you will know your research project on application and the vital experience you have gained through the interdisciplinary taught programme and short research projects allows you to hit the ground running.

Self-funded students (including those applying for scholarships and funding internationally) may select a project from BCFN’s network of over 100 academic supervisors, drawn from a wealth of cutting-edge challenges from across the materials spectrum. Alternatively, you may develop a project in collaboration with supervisors from our network. This long project normally continues as your PhD project.

After your training year, you will move to an academic department in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Health Sciences or Life Sciences for your PhD project. However, you will remain part of the BCFN community and will maintain close ties by taking part in teaching, regular seminars and events.


Graduates of this programme have gone on to a wide range of careers, including postdoctoral research, industry, accountancy and intellectual property law. Alumni have established major healthcare technology companies, launched internationally recognised academic research careers, and directed science policy within research funders and government.

Our international reach is also rapidly increasing, providing research and entrepreneurial opportunities with partners in locations such as Canada, Ireland and China.

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Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

£23.200,00 (R$ 153.765) por ano
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Bench fees applicable.

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Data de início

Setembro 2020


Clifton Campus

Tyndall Park Road to Park Row,


BS8 1TH, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

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. IELTS: 6.0 overall with either listening or speaking at 6.5, with no score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: 83 overall with either R20, L21, S21 and W20, or R20, L20, S23 and W20; Pearson PTE: 64 average with either listening or speaking at 64, and no skill below 60; Cambridge CAE: Grade C, or Level B2 with either listening or speaking at 176 and no skill below 168; Cambridge CPE: Grade C, or Level C1; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV: with pass in all skills; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III: with pass in all skills.

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Sobre a universidade

Fundada em 1876, a Universidade de Bristol é consistentemente eleita entre as melhores universidades do mundo.

  • Top 50 no ranking universitário mundial da QS de 2020
  • Uma universidade diversa com alunos de mais de 150 países
  • Localizada em uma bela cidade com mais de mil anos de história
  • Graduados entre os mais empregáveis do Reino Unido