How to apply

Thank you for your interest in postgraduate study at the University of Bristol. 

We offer an online application system for all of our programmes, with the exception of the PGCE

Please be aware that the application system will be closed from midday GMT on 19 January 2017 and will re-open at midday GMT on 20 January 2017. It will then close again from 8 pm until 10 pm on 20 January 2017. The closure is to allow essential systems maintenance to take place. During these closure periods, you will not be able to access your application, submit additional documentation, accept or decline an offer if you have one, or start a new application. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 Start a new application

Complete an existing application

You can use the online admissions system to:

  • submit all your application details securely online and view your completed application form;
  • upload supporting documents;
  • request references electronically;
  • track the progress of your application;
  • receive a decision on your application online;
  • update your contact details (it is important you tell us if you change your home address or email);
  • receive useful information about the University and your application.

If you are unable to make an online application, please email

Further guidance related to the application process is available.

International students

Students from over 100 countries play an essential role in making Bristol a truly global university.

Admissions policies and procedures

Our postgraduate admissions statements provide detailed information on the selection procedures and criteria used for individual courses.

We follow a clear set of policies and procedures when dealing with admissions.

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Student agreement

For further information, please refer to the Student Agreement and Rules and Regulations for Students.

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