Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle Programme

The University of Bristol's dual-doctorate programme with Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

The Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle Programme offers postgraduate researchers access to state-of-the-art facilities at two universities renowned for their world-class research excellence — and enables them to receive a PhD from both bodies.

Over the past decade, Macquarie University has firmly established itself as a leader in research training — a position that it aims to retain as it expands its international research training programmes and forges new partnerships.

The University's formal arrangement with Macquarie, which was signed by the Vice-Chancellor in September 2017, included a commitment to offering 25 fully-funded dual doctorates over a five-year period.

Thirteen collaborative PhD projects are currently underway, spanning the faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering, and with thesis titles ranging from ‘Arthuriana and the cultural and literary history of post-Conquest Britain' to ‘Lateralisation, predator avoidance and survival in an invasive fish’.

Cotutelle questions?

If you have any questions about our cotutelle arrangements, please email Kevin Higgins, the Bristol Doctoral College’s Global Bristol PhD Programme Manager.

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