School of Physics Masters by Research Scholarship:

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Date Placed 11 January

The project:

The Physics Research Masters Programme at the School of Physics, University of Bristol

You like research, but aren’t sure about committing to a 4-year PhD programme?

You want a real experience of research in a supportive world-class environment?

You want to develop your skillsets and increase your employability?

Bristol Physics is offering Masters by Research Scholarships across all its research areas

Why do a Masters by Research?

Our students go on to high-value jobs in a range of occupations. It is also an excellent preparation for a PhD programme, and equips students to be very competitive when applying for PhD funding.

What is it like?

A Masters by Research student will a member of the Physics Graduate School of 200-plus research students from a wide range of countries and backgrounds. As a Physics Masters by Research student you will benefit from the following:

full-time research programme (unlike a taught Masters degree)

an in-depth induction programme to kick-start the research degree and provide the foundations for a successful experience

a bespoke rolling programme of targeted skills training on key aspects of being a professional researcher: writing, presenting, project-planning, time and resource management, etc.

advice and mentoring on post-Masters destinations and support in transitioning to the next stage in your career

These prestigious Scholarships represent a great opportunity to start your Research Career working with world-class academics in a supportive training and development environment. Physics at Bristol was ranked 5th for Research in the 2022 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, and the University of Bristol is truly world-leading: 61st in QS World University Ranking and 76th in the Times Higher Ranking.

What research can I do – the Bristol Physics PhD Research Themes and academic contacts

The Physics community in Bristol is very diverse, and sufficiently large to provide a extensive range of research options We are organized into 6 Research Themes, and you are strongly encouraged to contact academics in the themes for further information about potential projects and supervisors. Our academic PGR leads are ready to help:

Materials and Devices

Theoretical Physics:

Quantum Engineering Technologies:

Quantum and Soft Matter:


Particle Physics:

How to apply:

Please make an online application at Please select Physics (MSc by Research) on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form. Please specify “Bristol Physics Masters by Research Scholarships” on the application form as your source of potential funding. The closing date is 31st January 2023.

Candidate requirements:  What do I need as prerequisite qualifications?

A first degree in Physics or a related subject, normally at a level equivalent to at least UK upper second-class honours, or a relevant postgraduate master's qualification. Please see “Applying from your country” on the International Office website.

What are the English language requirements?

If English is not your first language, you need to meet English Language Profile F. Further information can be found here: Admissions                                

Statement: statements/2023/phd-physics.pdf

Funding: The Scholarships will comprise £4.5k of support, open to both UK and International candidates.

Contacts: Please contact the Brist