Doctoral Courses Registered with the Student Loans Company

All PhD courses eligible for the Doctoral Loan have been registered with the Student Loans Company based on the school or department you will be studying your PhD in. The table below shows the PhDs we offer and the course name to be used on your finance application.

Using the table below, find your course title, mode of study and study length. The course name registered with the Student Loans Company will be listed in the column on the far right.

Programme Name

School/Department

Mode of Study

Study Length (incl. writing up period)

Course Name with the Student Loans Company

Accounting and Finance (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

Advanced Composites (PhD)

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

Advanced Quantitative Methods (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

School of Education

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Education (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Education (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Education (7 year part time course)

School of Geographical Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (7 year part time course)

Aerospace Engineering (PhD)

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (7 year part time course)

Anatomy (PhD)

Centre for Applied Anatomy

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (4 year course)

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (5 year course)

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Centre for Applied Anatomy (7 year part time distance learning course)

Archaeology and Anthropology (PhD)

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (7 year part time course)

BHF 4 Year PhD Studentship

Faculty of Life Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (7 year part time course)

Biochemistry (PhD)

School of Biochemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (7 year part time course)

Biological Sciences (PhD)

School of Biological Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Biological Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Biological Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Biological Sciences (7 year part time course)

Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PhD)

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (4 year course)

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (5 year course)

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (7 year part time course)

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (7 year part time distance learning course)

Chemical Synthesis (PhD)

School of Chemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (5 year course)

Chemistry (PhD)

School of Chemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (7 year part time course)

Civil Engineering (PhD)

Department of Civil Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering (7 year part time course)

Classics (PhD)

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Classics and Ancient History (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Classics and Ancient History (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Classics and Ancient History (7 year part time course)

Clinical Veterinary Science (PhD)

Bristol Veterinary School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (7 year part time course)

Communications (PhD)

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 year course)

Complexity Sciences (PhD)

Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (5 year course)

Department of Engineering Mathematics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (5 year course)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (5 year course)

Faculty of Science

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Science (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Science (5 year course)

Composites Manufacture (EngD)

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Full Time

4 years

Engineering Doctorate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

Engineering Doctorate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

Computer Science (PhD)

Department of Computer Science

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Computer Science (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Computer Science (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Computer Science (7 year part time course)

Condensed Matter Physics (PhD)

School of Chemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (5 year course)

School of Physics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physics (5 year course)

Disability Studies (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology (PhD)

School of Biochemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (5 year course)

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (5 year course)

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (5 year course)

East Asian Studies (PhD)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

Economics (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

Education (PhD)

School of Education

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Education (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Education (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Education (7 year part time course)

Educational Psychology (D Ed Psy)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

3 years

Doctorate in Educational Psychology in the School for Policy Studies (3 year course)

4 years

Doctorate in Educational Psychology in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

Doctorate in Educational Psychology in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PhD)

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (7 year part time course)

Engineering Mathematics (Macquarie) (PhD)

Department of Engineering Mathematics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (7 year part time course)

Engineering Mathematics (PhD)

Department of Engineering Mathematics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Engineering Mathematics (7 year part time course)

English (PhD)

Department of English

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of English (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of English (5 year course)

Part Time

6 years

PhD in the Department of English (6 year part time course)

7 years

PhD in the Department of English (7 year part time course)

Exercise Nutrition and Health Sciences (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

Film and Television (PhD)

Department of Film and Television

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Film and Television (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Film and Television (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Film and Television (7 year part time course)

French (PhD)

Department of French

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of French (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of French (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of French (7 year part time course)

Functional Nanomaterials (PhD)

Bristol Dental School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (5 year course)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (5 year course)

School of Biochemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Biochemistry (5 year course)

School of Biological Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Biological Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Biological Sciences (5 year course)

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (5 year course)

School of Chemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (5 year course)

School of Physics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physics (5 year course)

Geography (PhD)

School of Geographical Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (7 year part time course)

Geology (PhD)

School of Earth Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Earth Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Earth Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Earth Sciences (7 year part time course)

German (PhD)

Department of German

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of German (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of German (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of German (7 year part time course)

Global Political Economy (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

School of Geographical Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (7 year part time course)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (PhD)

Faculty of Science

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Science (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Science (5 year course)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training

Faculty of Health Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (7 year part time course)

GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (PhD)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences (7 year part time distance learning course)

Health and Wellbeing (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

Hispanic Studies (PhD)

Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (7 year part time course)

History (Macquarie) (PhD)

Department of Historical Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (7 year part time course)

History (PhD)

Department of Historical Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Historical Studies (7 year part time course)

History of Art (PhD)

Department of History of Art

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of History of Art (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of History of Art (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of History of Art (7 year part time course)

Interface Analysis (PhD)

Interface Analysis Centre (URC)

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Interface Analysis Centre (URC) (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Interface Analysis Centre (URC) (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Interface Analysis Centre (URC) (7 year part time course)

Italian (PhD)

Department of Italian

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Italian (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Italian (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Italian (7 year part time course)

Law (PhD)

University of Bristol Law School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (4 year course)

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (5 year course)

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Learning, Leadership and Policy (EdD)

School of Education

Full Time

4 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (4 year course)

5 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (7 year part time course)

Management (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

Management and Policy (EdD)

School of Education

Full Time

4 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (4 year course)

5 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (7 year part time course)

Mathematics (PhD)

School of Mathematics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Mathematics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Mathematics (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Mathematics (7 year part time course)

Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (7 year part time course)

Medieval Studies (PhD)

Department of English

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of English (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of English (5 year course)

Part Time

6 years

PhD in the Department of English (6 year part time course)

7 years

PhD in the Department of English (7 year part time course)

Music (PhD)

Department of Music

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Music (7 year part time course)

Musical Composition (PhD)

Department of Music

Full Time

4 years

PhD in Musical Composition in the Department of Music (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in Musical Composition in the Department of Music (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in Musical Composition in the Department of Music (7 year part time course)

Neural Dynamics (PhD)

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (5 year course)

Non-Destructive Evaluation (EngD)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Full Time

4 years

Engineering Doctorate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

Engineering Doctorate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

Engineering Doctorate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (7 year part time course)

Oral and Dental Science (PhD)

Bristol Dental School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (4 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (5 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Bristol Dental School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Orthodontics (DDS)

Bristol Dental School

Full Time

4 years

Doctor of Dental Surgery in the Bristol Dental School (4 year course)

5 years

Doctor of Dental Surgery in the Bristol Dental School (5 year course)

Philosophy (PhD)

Department of Philosophy

Full Time

3 years

PhD in the Department of Philosophy (3 year course)

4 years

PhD in the Department of Philosophy (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Philosophy (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Philosophy (7 year part time course)

Physics (PhD)

School of Physics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physics (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Physics (7 year part time course)

Physiology and Pharmacology (PhD)

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (7 year part time course)

Politics (PhD)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

Population Health Sciences - Clinical (PhD)

Bristol Medical School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Population Health Sciences (PhD)

Bristol Medical School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Psychology (PhD)

School of Psychological Science

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Psychological Science (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Psychological Science (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Psychological Science (7 year part time course)

Quantum Engineering (Macquarie) (PhD)

School of Physics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physics (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Physics (7 year part time course)

Quantum Engineering (PhD)

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 year course)

School of Mathematics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Mathematics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Mathematics (5 year course)

School of Physics

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Physics (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Physics (5 year course)

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (PhD)

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

Russian (PhD)

Department of Russian

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Russian (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Russian (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Russian (7 year part time course)

Security, Conflict and Human Rights (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

Social Policy (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

Social Work (PhD)

School for Policy Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School for Policy Studies (7 year part time course)

Sociology (PhD)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

Southwest Doctoral Training Partnership (PhD)

Faculty of Life Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Faculty of Life Sciences (7 year part time course)

Sustainable Futures (PhD)

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Economics, Finance and Management (7 year part time course)

School of Geographical Sciences

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Geographical Sciences (7 year part time course)

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (7 year part time course)

University of Bristol Law School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the University of Bristol Law School (7 year part time course)

TESOL Applied Linguistics (EdD)

School of Education

Full Time

4 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (4 year course)

5 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

Doctor of Education in the School of Education (7 year part time course)

Theatre and Performance (PhD)

Department of Theatre

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Theatre (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Theatre (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Theatre (7 year part time course)

Theology and Religious Studies (PhD)

Department of Religion and Theology

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Religion and Theology (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Religion and Theology (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Religion and Theology (7 year part time course)

Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (PhD)

School of Chemistry

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Chemistry (7 year part time course)

Translation (PhD)

School of Modern Languages

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the School of Modern Languages (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the School of Modern Languages (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the School of Modern Languages (7 year part time course)

Translational Health Sciences - Clinical (PhD)

Bristol Medical School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Translational Health Sciences (PhD)

Bristol Medical School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time course)

PhD in the Bristol Medical School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Veterinary Science (PhD)

Bristol Veterinary School

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (4 year distance learning course)

5 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (5 year distance learning course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Bristol Veterinary School (7 year part time distance learning course)

Vibroacoustics of Periodic Media (PhD)

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Full Time

4 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)

5 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (5 year course)

Part Time

7 years

PhD in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (7 year part time course)

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