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The School of Physics has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students and programmes at the cutting edge of research.
MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering
Gain a solid grounding in the Science and Engineering principles underpinning the global nuclear industry. Throughout the programme you will benefit from an innovative connection, via the South West Nuclear Hub to the University of Bristol’s nationally-leading industrial research.
MSc Scientific Computing with Data Science
This MSc programme is aimed at recent science graduates who want to learn more about modern programming languages, data science and machine learning algorithms. On this course you will learn software engineering concepts and the principles of scientific computing and data science. You will also use your skills to model complex scientific systems, giving you an edge in a competitive and fast-changing labour market. Through project work, industrial networking and visits, you will build contacts opening up additional job opportunities once qualified.
As an internationally renowned institution at the forefront of high-impact innovative research, Bristol has a lot to offer. Comprehensive skills training; fully funded doctoral training programmes; academic experts who are leaders in their field; and state-of-the-art facilities create a research environment that is dynamic and challenging. Visit the Physics Graduate School page in order to explore our PG research courses further.
Research Group PhD opportunities
Our research groups offer a wide range of PhD opportunities to find out more information and to see what opportunities, projects and supervisors are available check our research group pages: quantum and soft matter, particle physics, astrophysics, theoretical physics, materials and devices and quantum engineering technology.
CDT Quantum Engineering
Combining theoretical understanding with the practical application of quantum physics and mathematics with engineering makes this a truly successful approach to training at our Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training.
CDT Artificial Intelligence
We are a partner in a UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing. This 4 year programme focuses on the application of machine learning techniques to research projects in particle physics or astrophysics and includes a 6 month industrial placement with a partner organisation in the commercial, industrial or public sector.