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Postgraduate

prospectus
2018
Top 10
UK university in QS
World Rankings 2018

120+
Different nationalities represented
in our student community

1st
Sunday Times ‘Best
Places to Live’ 2017

Top 5
for research in the UK*

* Research Excellence
Framework, 2014
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Contents
Introduction
12 Welcome 4
Your university 6
Global outlook 8
Research excellence 12
Taught programmes 14
Research programmes 16
Funded doctoral training 18
Bristol Doctoral College 20
Funding your studies 22
Fees 24
Living in Bristol 26
A place to call home 30
Student life 32
Careers Service 36
Wellbeing 38
How to apply 40
Visit us 42

Faculties
Faculty of Arts 44
Faculty of Engineering 46
Faculty of Health Sciences 48
Faculty of Life Sciences 50
32 38 Faculty of Science 52
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law 54

Postgraduate programmes
Programme entries 56-117
Programme index 118-121

Further information
Campus map 122
Getting to Bristol 124

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WELCOME

Welcome
This is an exciting time to join the University of In 2017, Bristol was named Britain’s best place
Bristol. We can offer you the chance to study in to live, and we make the most of being located
a research-rich culture and learn from some of in such a wonderful city. There is a diverse arts,
the best scholars in the world. You will work in music and cultural scene; hardly a weekend goes
a supportive environment, which challenges and by without a festival or celebration of some sort.
stretches you, and be right in the heart of one of There is also an abundance of beautiful green
the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Europe. spaces, and the city is known for being a global
Bristol graduates are targeted by the best leader in sustainability and urban innovation.
employers – whatever your aspirations, a degree
The University of Bristol is consistently ranked
from this University will give you an excellent
within the top 50 universities in the world,
platform from which to take your next steps.
and attracts some of the best and brightest
During a time of global change and uncertainty, students from the UK and overseas. I hope
the University of Bristol is more ambitious than you will be one of them; have a look through
ever. In 2016, we launched our new University our prospectus and see what interests you.
Strategy that includes major initiatives to ensure My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming
our students receive an educational experience you to the University of Bristol in the near future.
that will equip them for whatever the future holds.
Our new Bristol Futures curriculum will transform
our educational offering by complementing our
existing disciplinary education. In addition to
Professor Hugh Brady
subject-specific skills, it will provide opportunities
Vice-Chancellor and President
for students to acquire knowledge, understanding
and transferable skills to help them be ready for
their careers and to meet the challenges of a
diverse and ever-changing world.

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‘Bristol graduates are


targeted by the best
employers – whatever your
aspirations, a degree from
this University will give you an
excellent platform from which
to take your next steps.’

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YOUR UNIVERSITY

Your university
The University of Bristol is Supporting your studies
We continually invest in new and existing facilities,
internationally renowned and one training and technology. Our IT facilities and
of the very best in the UK, thanks informal study spaces keep students connected
and support independent learning.
to its outstanding staff, superb There are nine University libraries, housing
facilities and talented students. more than 1.4 million volumes of printed
books and journals – the largest academic
Distinguished heritage collection in the south west of England.
The University has had a reputation for innovation An array of archives and special collections
since it was founded in 1909. It was the first are also housed at the University, such as the
institute of higher education in the country Brunel Collection, the Penguin Archive and
to admit women on an equal basis with the University Theatre Collection.
men, and in 1946 established the UK’s first
We have a comprehensive network of support
university drama department. More recently,
services to ensure that our students can access
the University has influenced many aspects of
help and advice on all aspects of university life –
society through cutting-edge research in areas
academic, personal, financial and practical
as diverse as infection and immunity, human
– if and when they need it.
rights, climate change, and cryptography and
information security.
At the heart of the city
Our students always say how much they love
A world-class university
the city of Bristol – from its friendly people and
Staff at Bristol are experts in their fields and work
fantastic music scene to its vibrant harbourside,
at the forefront of their academic disciplines –
green spaces and buzzing centre. It is a modern,
which means that their students do, too. Our
dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and
academic excellence is also reflected in the 13
sustainability. Best of all, Bristol is the perfect size,
Nobel laureates who have been associated with
offering all the excitement of a big city packed into
the University community.
an area you can easily explore on foot or by bike.
We attract students from all over the world, 1
QS World University Rankings, 2018
creating a rich and exciting international 2
Research Excellence Framework, 2014
community. We aim to equip our students with
the knowledge and skills to succeed in their
chosen career in a competitive global market.
The University is rated in the top 50 in the world1
and is a top five UK university for research2.

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GLOBAL OUTLOOK

Global outlook
We welcome students from all English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need
over the world, and Bristol’s to reach a suitable standard in an approved
vibrant, multicultural community English language test. For further information and
advice, please visit bristol.ac.uk/pg-language-
helps to create a friendly and requirements. Our Centre for English Language
safe environment in which to and Foundation Studies offers intensive
courses to improve your language skills, both
live and study. Together with in preparation for and during your studies.
our international outlook and Our international community
the worldwide impact of our During arrivals weekend, we provide a meet
and greet service at Heathrow and Bristol
research, this is what makes Airports. In the Richmond Building, the
Bristol a truly global university. International Welcome Lounge provides a
place to relax and get to know your fellow
Preparing to come to Bristol students, where advisers are on hand to
Our international recruitment team offers answer your questions.
guidance and information on programmes, entry
Of the 6,000 postgraduates studying at Bristol
requirements, qualifications and scholarships.
in 2016/17, more than a third were from outside
Throughout the year, representatives from
the UK. Our Students’ Union societies will
the team travel the world to meet prospective
help you to meet other students and feel at
students and answer your queries. Details of
home. There are more than 40 different cultural
where we are visiting can be found at bristol.
organisations that build links between students
ac.uk/international/countries/visits.html.
from countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and
The International Student Visa Advice and North and South America.
Compliance Team is here to support you from
You will find Bristol to be a forward-looking,
the moment you accept an offer of a place right
dynamic and innovative city. There is an
through to graduation in securing and ensuring
international and diverse population, with
you comply with your UK student visa. For
91 languages spoken and 187 countries
advice and information, visit bristol.ac.uk/
of birth represented.
directory/visas.

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GLOBAL OUTLOOK

Global outlook
Working in partnership Global opportunities The programme explores the communication
Bristol benefits from research and teaching The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) of subject knowledge in English across a
partnerships with universities across the world. research mobility programme enables range of disciplines at and beyond master’s
We are part of the Russell Group of research- postgraduate research students to visit any WUN level, equipping you for the increasingly inter-
intensive UK universities, the Worldwide partner institution to collaborate with resident disciplinary world of the 21st century. As well as
Universities Network, the Association of academics, gain experience in new working improving your knowledge and use of academic
Commonwealth Universities, and the Coimbra environments and build research networks. English grammar and vocabulary, we will help
group. We will continue to improve our strong Some of our postgraduate taught programmes you develop an awareness of what is expected
record of international collaboration across our also include the opportunity for study abroad, of you when studying at master’s level at a top
teaching and research. such as the MSc Earthquake Engineering and UK institution.
Infrastructure Resilience or MSc Global Wildlife
Our research travels the world, highlighting its You will improve your general academic skills,
Health and Conservation.
global impact. For example, findings from the such as taking notes from lectures, dealing with
School of Sociology, Politics and International long reading texts and a heavy reading load,
English language pre-sessional
Studies on the importance of civil participation in taking an active part in academic discussions
Our academic year pre-sessional course is
post-conflict states are widely employed from the and giving presentations. You will learn to write a
designed for those who want to study for a
Balkans and Afghanistan to sub-Saharan Africa. range of academic texts for different audiences
postgraduate degree in the UK but need to
Meanwhile, geophysicists are using satellites and purposes. You will leave the programme fully
improve their English language and academic
to provide advance warning of eruptions from equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes
skills. The course will provide you with the tuition
forgotten volcanoes around the world, thanks that you need to succeed at a top British university
you’ll need to demonstrate the level of academic
to Dr Juliet Biggs and her colleagues in the and the confidence to communicate your ideas
English language and skills required by the
School of Earth Sciences. And strategic animal with professors, peers or the public.
University of Bristol. You may join the course at
husbandry changes developed by University of
the start in September or at the beginning of term For entry requirements, fees and details of how
Bristol researchers have been adapted for use in
two in January, depending on your IELTS score. to apply, please visit bristol.ac.uk/english-
New Zealand, a major dairy producer with
language/study/pre-sessional-courses.
over 11,000 farms and 4.5 million cows.

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Michael Donatti
(MSc Environmental Policy
and Management)

‘Bristol is a dynamic, fun city. My


classmates come from across the world,
and everyone is friendly and eager to
work together. I definitely hope to live
abroad again; this year has shown
me the plethora of opportunities and
experiences that await when I expand
my scope beyond home.’

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RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

Research
Seabed life promises new wave of antibiotics
The search is on for new antibiotics, with
antimicrobial resistance now one of the world’s

excellence
most pressing public health issues. Researchers
from the Bristol BioDesign Institute have
discovered microorganisms on the Pacific seabed
that can produce molecules with potent antibiotic
properties. This raises the prospect of producing
Bristol’s researchers share ideas a new generation of drugs to combat so-called
superbugs – strains of bacteria that are resistant
and expertise to tackle global to current antibiotics.
challenges, help solve practical
problems and mentor future
generations. Our 11 research
institutes draw together world-
leading academics from across
different disciplines and build
on our culture of innovation,
strong community and
outstanding facilities.

New models lead to smoother


helicopter rides
Helicopter manufacturer
AgustaWestland was developing new
blades intended to increase both
helicopter speed and lifting capability,
when they discovered the blades
generated large vibrations which
made the helicopter more difficult
to control. Professor Paul Weaver
and PhD student Stuart Lemanski
developed more precise modelling,
based on fundamental concepts of
structural engineering, to refine the
design and reduce the vibrations.

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Reducing the cost of artificial snow More summer sunshine leading to
A new form of artificial snow will soon increased Greenland ice melt
be seen in blockbuster movies thanks A team of scientists, led by the University of
to a collaboration between the School Bristol, has discovered that a marked decrease
of Chemistry and industry supplier in summer cloud cover during the last 20 years
Snow Business. Master’s student has significantly accelerated melt from the
Lizzie Mould investigated hundreds Greenland ice sheet. Since 1995, researchers
of combinations of chemicals before found that Greenland has lost about 4,000
finding the right formula to create gigatons of ice, which has become the biggest
realistic-looking snow that is safe, single contributor to the rise in global sea levels.
affordable and environmentally friendly.

The Quipu Project


University of Bristol research inspired a
documentary, produced by The Guardian, to
highlight the experiences of over a quarter of a
million people who were sterilised in Peru in the
mid-1990s. Many did not give full consent for
their sterilisation and some were forced to do
so. Thanks to a specially developed phone line,
connected to the internet, the project provided
the first opportunity for the women’s testimonies
to be shared and listened to around the world.

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TAUGHT PROGRAMMES

Taught programmes
A taught postgraduate degree Achievement that travels
Our programmes will help you develop a broad
can give you the edge, whatever range of transferable skills as well as offering
your career plans. It can help learning opportunities that will enhance your
employability and prepare you for your future
you specialise in a certain area, career. You can be sure that the qualification
or allow you to expand on your you gain at the end of your studies represents
genuine academic achievement, and that its
undergraduate interests. For value will be recognised around the world.
some, a taught postgraduate Professional development
qualification can be a new start Many of our taught programmes are designed
for experienced professionals to support your
in a completely different field, career development. These include an MSc in
giving you the opportunity to Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals,
a range of MSc Education options for teachers
broaden your horizons. in all curriculum areas and settings, and the
MSc in Strategy, Change and Leadership, which
Top-level teaching
will be of interest to business leaders. These
Highly regarded by employers, a postgraduate
programmes often provide flexible part-time study
degree from Bristol is a sound investment for your
options, which means you can earn a qualification
future. Most taught programmes at Bristol lead to
while continuing in full-time employment.
a master’s qualification (eg MA, MSc, MRes, MEd,
LLM), which combines taught units with a research
Bristol Futures
project. These programmes typically last one year
Here at Bristol, we believe in a rigorous and
full-time or two years part-time. In some subject
relevant education that equips our students to
areas, you will be able to study for a postgraduate
take on the challenges of the modern world. Our
diploma or certificate.
Bristol Futures initiative gives you the opportunity
to explore and apply your knowledge and ideas in
A stimulating environment
new and exciting ways. It will help you to develop
With over 3,000 taught postgraduate students
the necessary skills and confidence to flourish
from more than 100 countries, Bristol offers you
in your chosen field. You will also learn how to
a vibrant atmosphere in which to learn, build
record and reflect on your personal development,
networks and discover your full potential. Several
recognising both your strengths and your
of our programmes provide flexible unit choices
opportunities for growth.
within the curriculum, opening up a range of
topics and giving you a broad view of your
subject. Our success in the Research Excellence
Framework demonstrates the quality of cutting-
edge research at Bristol, meaning our teaching
staff can share knowledge and experience from
the forefront of their subject areas.
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RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

Research programmes
As part of the Russell Group, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) GW4 Alliance
This is the most common qualification gained When you join the University of Bristol for your
Bristol is proud to be one of the by a research student, normally representing PhD, you will be part of the GW4 Alliance,
UK’s leading universities, with three to four years of study depending on the
discipline, and resulting in a recognised original
which comprises four of the most research-
intensive and ambitious universities in the UK:
an established record of contribution to knowledge. the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
Many of our PhD students collaborate with
producing groundbreaking Professional doctorates (EdD, EngD, academics and students across the GW4 region
research that makes an impact DEdPsych, MD, DDS) to undertake globally competitive research.
These qualifications are typically suited to
on society at local, national professional practitioners already qualified to an
This network offers a variety of advantages
to postgraduate research students registered
and international levels. advanced level in their area of specialism, who
at any of its four institutions, including access
wish to deepen and challenge their understanding.
to a collaborative network, expert training
We have an excellent international reputation They include EngD programmes designed to
opportunities and shared resources (eg special
in research and are a member of the Worldwide suit industry needs, where research engineers
collections, archives and equipment). To find
Universities Network, a group of 21 research- spend about 75 per cent of their time working
out more, please visit the GW4 website at
led institutions of international standing. For in a company on collaborative research projects.
www.gw4.ac.uk/doctoral-training.
details, please visit bristol.ac.uk/research/
environment/alliances. Extended doctoral programmes
A growing number of students choose extended
The Research Excellence Framework (REF)
programmes (typically four years of study), which
is the system for assessing the quality of research
include specialist taught training and advanced
in UK higher education institutions. In the latest
research projects, often before selecting an area
submission, Bristol was ranked among the UK’s
of particular interest to pursue to doctoral level.
best research universities. Our research is shown
This route is especially popular in the science
to have top quality and major impact on society
and engineering-based disciplines.
and the economy.
Funded doctoral training
Our research programmes
As a leading research-intensive university, Bristol
Besides the traditional PhD and research
receives funding for doctoral education from
master’s degrees, the University offers a
a wide range of sources, and has one of the
growing number of professional or extended
largest concentrations of funded Doctoral Training
doctoral programmes.
Partnerships and Centres in the UK. These often
Master’s degrees by research offer full scholarships for three to four years,
(MSc, MPhil or MLitt) and many are run in collaboration with other
A master’s by research includes a structured universities, or with global companies, providing
research project where you can explore research access to a wealth of resources. For further
themes through critical analysis and in-depth information about these programmes,
study. These programmes can be a valuable please see pp18-19.
foundation for starting a PhD.

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FUNDED DOCTORAL TRAINING

Funded doctoral training


Bristol has one of the largest We currently have 28 funded Centres for Doctoral The South West Doctoral Training
Training, each offering excellent postgraduate Partnership represents a collaboration between
concentrations of funding research opportunities and a wide range of skills the universities of Bristol, Exeter, Bath, Plymouth
and support for PhD research training for the brightest and most ambitious
students. Many of these funded initiatives
and the West of England (UWE), bringing
together social science academic leaders across
training in the UK. Grants bring together academic expertise across 17 disciplinary and interdisciplinary pathways.
from the UK Research Councils multiple subject areas to create interdisciplinary
programmes. These programmes equip graduates
Funded by the Economic and Social Science
Research Council, they offer 45 studentships
and other major funders with a broad range of skills and knowledge that annually in a range of social science disciplines.
can be applied across a wide variety of careers
support doctoral training within and outside of academia. Centres for Doctoral Training
across the whole spectrum of Bristol leads eight Engineering and Physical
Doctoral Training Partnerships Sciences Research Council Centres for
academic strength at Bristol. In 2016, the Medical Research Council awarded Doctoral Training (CDT), and is a partner
These programmes often offer £4.6 million to launch the GW4 BioMed Doctoral University in six additional collaborative CDTs.
Training Partnership (DTP), bringing together The EPSRC centres cover a wide range of
studentships to cover fees and the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and areas of research excellence in science and
living costs, and are sometimes Exeter to develop the next generation of medical engineering, from robotics to synthetic biology,
researchers. nanomaterials to water engineering, and much
operated in collaboration with more. Each of these centres usually offers at least
The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training
other universities and research Partnership has been awarded £14.2 million
ten competitive studentships per year.
organisations, or with regional by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Additionally, more than 50 PhD scholarships
This DTP represents a collaboration with seven across science and engineering are available
and global companies, giving other universities and draws on the resources and through the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
students access to a wealth expertise of non-academic partners such as BBC
Many of the PhD opportunities will have an
Drama, the National Trust and English Heritage.
of resources and opportunities. In 2017-18, up to 56 doctoral studentships in the
industry dimension and are carried out in
collaboration with an industrial partner. One such
arts and humanities are being awarded.
We have been successful in securing multi-million example of an industry-sponsored opportunity is
pound funding for doctoral training programmes The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) the EPSRC iCASE scholarship scheme (10-20
from UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust funds the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral per annum over the last three years), which offer
and other charitable organisations, and EU- Training Partnership. This DTP is designed to an enhanced stipend to successful candidates.
funded innovative training networks. This funding, train tomorrow’s research leaders in earth and
Application requirements will vary between
coupled with our top five position in the most environmental sciences. It brings together the four
programmes. Please check the website of
recent UK-wide Research Excellence Framework, GW4 universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter)
the relevant programme for further information
means we can offer numerous opportunities for and six research organisations with 24 associate
and contact details. You can find this via
funded, world-class PhD research. partner organisations representing the full range
bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/centres.
of employers of NERC science PhD graduates.
The DTP awards at least 37 PhD studentships
annually, which include fees and stipend at RCUK
rates, an £11,000 research training support grant
and a £4,000 training budget.
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BRISTOL DOCTORAL COLLEGE

Bristol Doctoral College


The Bristol Doctoral College has The Doctoral College (bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
college) provides a coordinated, University-wide
two key purposes: to support the approach to doctoral training and researcher
growth of the Bristol postgraduate development. Our team of dedicated staff
supports a thriving and innovative interdisciplinary
research (PGR) community and community of researchers.
to enhance the experience of our The Doctoral College organises a wide range of
training sessions, collaborative events, interactive
research students. workshops and engagement opportunities,
specifically designed for doctoral researchers.
We work to ensure that the environment in
It also provides a hub of information, guidance
which PGR students carry out their research is
and resources to all postgraduate research
supportive, that the skills training they receive is
students at all stages of their degree.
of the highest possible quality, and that they are
well prepared for the next stage in their careers Our comprehensive programme of personal
after completing their research degree. and professional development activities helps
ensure that doctoral researchers excel in their
Our initiatives to meet these purposes are varied:
studies. This programme was commended
• We coordinate a number of PhD scholarship by the UK Quality Assurance Audit for Higher
schemes, for example the China Scholarship Education in 2016. From public speaking to
Council – University of Bristol Joint project management, networking to writing
Scholarships Programme for 20 PhD students quality papers, our programme of training will
per year across all six faculties. also enable research students to develop the
• We work very closely with our extensive skills and competencies to succeed in their
network of doctoral training centres to attract chosen career path, whatever that may be.
the very best students to Bristol.
Bristol’s outstanding research profile is
• We are developing a suite of PhD programmes
underpinned by the contribution of our
with global partner universities where
postgraduate researchers. The annual Research
students will carry out research with both
without Borders festival of postgraduate
partner institutions.
research, organised by the Bristol Doctoral
• We work with industry partners to extend the
College, enables doctoral students to showcase
opportunities for students to gain experience
their research to a broad, public audience. The
and to do research in collaboration with them.
fortnightly BDC Bulletin keeps the postgraduate
• We welcome our new PGR students at a
research community up to date with the latest
University inauguration, to celebrate their
news and opportunities across the University
achievements and look forward to
and beyond.
their contributions to our multidisciplinary
research community.

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‘I chose Bristol because it was one of


the few universities offering a master’s in
music composition for film and TV. After
completing my MA I decided to stay in
Bristol as I had fallen in love with the
city and had the opportunity to study
for a PhD in film music. What I learned
has brought me to a higher level in my
development as a film composer, classical
guitar teacher and music researcher.’
Dr Hans Hess (MA 2007, PhD 2014)
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FUNDING YOUR STUDIES

Funding your studies


Funding for postgraduate The UK government has announced that a loan Studentships
of up to £25,000 will be available to eligible These are vacancies attached to specific
study comes from a variety doctoral students starting their studies from the research projects or fields. Our available
of sources. Our students are academic year 2018/19 onwards. Go to bristol.
ac.uk/fees-funding/postgraduate/pg-loans-
studentships are typically advertised on faculty
web pages or www.jobs.ac.uk/employer/
funded by governments, research phd to find out more about these loan schemes. university-of-bristol/phd.
councils, families, charities and Professional and Career Development Loan Scholarships and bursaries
employers from across the globe. Professional and Career Development Loans are The University offers a number of scholarships
bank loans to pay for courses and training that and awards to postgraduate students. Some
Options for funding are different help with your career or help get you into work. funding is programme-specific; you could also
depending on whether you are You may be able to borrow between £300 and contact your prospective department to find out
£10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced if they offer any other awards. Listed below is a
considering a research degree interest rate and the government pays interest selection of the scholarships for which you might
or taught degree. while you’re studying. Visit www.gov.uk/career- be eligible.
development-loans.
Chevening Scholarships
Finding funding
Offered by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth
You will need to secure the majority of your University of Bristol alumni scholarship
Office, Chevening Scholarships provide full
funding before starting your postgraduate If you’re a University of Bristol student or
funding for one-year master’s programmes.
studies. Use the search facility on our website graduate, you could benefit from a ten per cent
Visit www.chevening.org for more information.
(bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/search) or the reduction in your tuition fees for postgraduate
web pages for each faculty to find out which study at Bristol. For full details, visit bristol. China Scholarship Council – University of
grants are available for your chosen programme. ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/alumni-discount. Bristol Joint Scholarships Programme
Detailed information on funding a research degree The University of Bristol has a collaborative
can be found on the Bristol Doctoral College University of Bristol postgraduate agreement with the China Scholarship Council.
website (bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/info/ research scholarships Successful candidates will receive tuition fees
money-matters). The Alternative Guide to The University offers a number of funded to cover the full period of the PhD, a stipend,
Postgraduate Funding (www.postgraduate- postgraduate research scholarships for a round-trip international airfare, visa and
funding.com) provides contact information outstanding applicants in all faculties. Awards passport fees and high levels of research and
for a wealth of charities and organisations that normally cover full tuition fees and a stipend professional skills training, coordinated by the
offer grants for postgraduate study. paid at the UK Research Council rate, although Bristol Doctoral College. For full information,
this can vary according to faculty. go to bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/
Postgraduate loans china-scholarship-council.
Students from England can take out a Funded doctoral training Commonwealth Scholarships
government loan to help pay for their master’s The University of Bristol has one of the largest Funded by the UK government and UK
programme. This new scheme is being concentrations of funded Doctoral Training universities, Commonwealth Scholarships are
administered by the Student Loans Company. As Partnerships and Centres in the UK. Grants available to citizens of certain Commonwealth
a guide, in 2017/18 students could borrow up to from the UK Research Councils and other major countries at master’s and PhD levels in
£10,280. Students from other parts of the UK and funders support doctoral training in many areas particular subject areas. Details are available
from the EU may also qualify for the loan if they of academic strength at Bristol. See pp18-19. at cscuk.dfid.gov.uk.
satisfy the government’s residency requirements.
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International Office Scholarships


In 2017 the University awarded six International
Office Scholarships of £12,000, £10,000 or
£8,000 to undergraduate and postgraduate
students. In 2018 applications will be invited from
all offer holders who meet the eligibility criteria
and who apply before the advertised deadline.
For more details, visit bristol.ac.uk/fees-
funding/awards/international.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
The National College for Teaching and Leadership
offers bursaries for UK/EU students undertaking
teacher training. For up-to-date information, see
www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/
funding-and-salary and bristol.ac.uk/fees-
funding/postgraduate/pgce.

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FEES

Fees
Tuition fees are reviewed each Additional fees Part-time work
Some programmes charge a bench fee in For many students, part-time or vacation work
year and will depend on your addition to tuition fees. Bench fees cover specific is a way of boosting finances, and also helps to
programme of study and fee extra costs, usually associated with specialist
laboratory or field work. If there is a bench fee
develop transferable skills in preparation for your
future career. Our Careers Service can help you
status. We classify all students for the programme you are interested in, this find the right job and advise you on your rights.
will be stated on the relevant page of our online To find out more, visit bristol.ac.uk/careers/
as UK, EU or overseas for programme finder: bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. find-and-apply/job-search.
fees purposes. Some postgraduate research programmes
charge a fee related to submission of the final
The amount you pay for tuition fees and the
thesis and/or extension of the usual period of
financial support on offer will depend on your
registration. Further information is available at
classification. You can find further information
bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/tuition-fees/
and advice on fees classification at
prospective-pg/additional-fees.
bristol.ac.uk/fee-status.
Tuition fees for students from the
Tuition fees
European Union
Wherever possible, up-to-date fees are provided
Although the United Kingdom has voted to
with each programme entry in this prospectus.
leave the European Union, the government
Fees are quoted per year and are subject to
has confirmed that EU students starting at the
annual review, so are liable to rise each year.
University in 2018/19 will be eligible for home fee
Please budget for up to a five per cent increase
status. This means that they will be charged the
per year. The tuition fee itself covers charges
same tuition fees as UK students throughout the
for tuition, examination and registration, and a
duration of their course. For the latest information,
contribution towards the cost of membership
visit bristol.ac.uk/eu-referendum-fees.
of the Students’ Union. Self-funded international
students accepting a place on a taught
Cost of living
postgraduate programme will need to pay
Living costs in Bristol are higher than in some
a fee deposit of £1,000.
other parts of the country, although less than
Tuition fees can be paid in full at registration or in in London. Currently, postgraduate students
two instalments. Payment may be made online, might need around £850-£950 per month in
by direct debit or by credit/debit card. For further addition to tuition fees. You will need to think
details, email student-fees@bristol.ac.uk or about accommodation, food, utilities, books,
call the income office on +44 (0)117 954 6372. entertainment and other costs. For more
For information on online payments please visit information about living costs, please see
bristol.ac.uk/online-payments. bristol.ac.uk/living-expenses.

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Nadira Titalia (MSc Management)


‘I chose Bristol because it is one
of the top three UK universities with
leading employers. The lecturers
have been available when I’ve requested
an appointment, even at short notice.
And the support for students is incredible.’
26 INTRODUCTION
LIVING IN BRISTOL

Living in Bristol
There’s much more to Bristol
than Banksy, Brunel and hot air
balloons. It’s a vibrant, friendly
city that’s really geared towards
student life.
Welcome to Bristol
With its lively music and arts scenes, enticing
places to eat and drink, fantastic range of shops
and plenty of relaxing green spaces, Bristol is
sure to feel like home.
As the largest city in south-west England, Bristol
combines the traditions of a historic city with
the atmosphere of a fast-paced, dynamic and
modern metropolis.
Thanks to its thriving cultural life and strong
independent spirit, the city also holds a number
of prestigious accolades. Bristol has been
named the best place to live in the UK (Sunday
Times, 2017), is a leading UK Smart City and
was listed as one of Europe’s best mid-sized
cities of the future by influential business
publication FDi magazine.

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LIVING IN BRISTOL

Living in Bristol
Eat, drink and shop
Bristol’s central shopping area, Cabot Circus,
is packed with big-name department stores
and famous high-street brands. If you’re looking
for something a bit different, there are hundreds
of distinctive independent shops close to the
University in Clifton Village, Park Street and
Gloucester Road, which is home to the largest
number of independent traders in the UK.
There’s an abundance of good food, too. In the city
centre, award-winning restaurants rub shoulders
with pop-up cafés, while the stalls of St Nicholas
Market offer abundant options for quick eats.
Global food in all its variety is celebrated in Bristol,
where you will find a diverse range of eateries.

A festival city
The city plays host to a wide range of festivals
all year round. These include the International
Balloon Fiesta; Bristol Harbour Festival;
music festivals such as Bristol Sounds and
Love Saves the Day; and Upfest, Europe’s
largest urban art festival.

The sound of Bristol


Bristol is famous for its diverse music
scene, with festivals championing
new music and venues where you
can enjoy everything from unsigned
bands to chart acts. Gig spaces vary
from pubs such as The Louisiana
and The Fleece to the O2 Academy
and the Anson Rooms for big-name
bands. Bristol’s clubbing scene
has it all too, from huge venues to
sleek hip-hop basement bars. For
something more chilled, Colston Hall
and St George’s stage classical, folk
and world music concerts.

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A safe city A city for life
For the past six years Bristol has When you experience the quality of life Bristol has
been awarded the Purple Flag, to offer – the perfect mix of urban bustle and rural
which recognises that our city tranquillity – you will be pleased that you chose
centre is a safe and vibrant place to come here. It is a city with a rich maritime
to enjoy a night out. and industrial heritage, while remaining forward-
thinking with a creative and digital economy.
Small enough to remain independent and friendly,
large enough to be vibrant and diverse, Bristol is
a beautiful and exciting city to explore.

A green capital
Bristol has earned a reputation as a green city
based on the quality of its open spaces. Bristol
has over 450 parks and open spaces for you
to enjoy: proportionately more per square metre
than any other city in the UK. In 2015 the city was
named European Green Capital for the year, and
was the first British city to be awarded the title.

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

A place to call home


The Accommodation Office will Accommodation guarantee
You are guaranteed an offer of a room for one
help you find somewhere to live, year provided that you:
and advise you on both University • are paying fees at the overseas rate;
• apply by 31 July;
and private accommodation • are unaccompanied;
throughout your time at Bristol. • have accepted an offer of a place of study;
• are a new, full-time student in your first year
We offer an advice service for students with of study at the University of Bristol;
particular housing needs, such as students • will be starting your studies in September
with disabilities and those with young families. and will be here for a full academic year.
Details of all our services, including films of our
residences, can be found at bristol.ac.uk/ Non-guaranteed applicants
accommodation. You may still be able to apply for accommodation
even if you don’t meet the criteria of the
Prospective postgraduates applying to study
accommodation guarantee. From August 2018,
at the University have the following
we will email all non-guaranteed applicants
accommodation options:
with updates on the availability of University
University-allocated accommodation accommodation and information about alternative
The University allocates around 1,000 self- housing options.
catered single rooms, located within walking
distance of the University. If you are accompanied Senior Residents
by a partner or family, you can apply for one of Senior Residents help to build communities in
a small number of University-allocated rooms or our residences and offer pastoral and practical
flats. The online application process starts in May support to students. In return they receive rent
2018 and offers will be emailed from July; please discounts of up to 75 per cent. Becoming a
check our website for further information. Senior Resident is a great way to boost your CV
and develop skills for employment. For further
Private rented accommodation
information see bristol.ac.uk/accommodation.
There is a good supply of accommodation
available from private landlords in Bristol. The
Accommodation Office provides information and
guidance about renting privately and can point
you to websites where landlords and students
advertise for tenants.
We also run a residential house search event in
August, giving you the opportunity to meet other
postgraduates and to look for private rented
accommodation as a group or as an individual.

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STUDENT LIFE

Student life
Bristol SU exists to help all Bristol SU Postgraduate Network
All postgraduates are automatically members bristolsu
students have the best possible of Bristol SU Postgraduate Network, a student-
time while they are at Bristol. led initiative for all postgraduate students (both @Bristol_SU
research and taught) that seeks to develop
an active, strong and vibrant postgraduate Bristol_su
Led by students, we are central to the University
experience and support all aspects of student life: community here at Bristol.
bristolsu.org.uk
• We represent students’ views to the The Postgraduate Network provides a real
University through elected student officers chance for students to shape and develop
and course reps. Bristol postgraduate community life together.
• We support student development through Its cohesive and supportive nature inspires
over 330 sports clubs and societies (covering postgraduate students to get involved in
everything from international relations to organising and attending social events, and
hot air ballooning). provides a platform for students to feed into
• We provide a buzzing social hub for students, and influence the decisions made and priorities
in the Richmond Building and beyond – set by Bristol SU and the University of Bristol.
everything from club nights to debates You may also decide to stand for one of the
and conferences. elected representative roles to help shape the
• We provide quality services such as our lettings postgraduate experience. For more information,
agency and our Just Ask advice service. please visit bristolsu.org.uk/pgnetwork.
Whatever your need, we can help. If we aren’t
currently providing what you need us to, come
and speak to us and we’ll see if we can make
it happen.

The Richmond Building


The Richmond Building, home of the Students’
Union, has hundreds of study spaces and The
Balloon; your student bar. It also houses one of
the city’s biggest gig venues, two theatres, dance
studios, rehearsal rooms, a pottery studio, a
photography darkroom and a swimming pool.

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STUDENT LIFE

Student life
Staying active Performance Sports Squad
Bristol’s excellent sports and fitness facilities Our Performance Squad programme supports
will help you stay on top of your game in an and develops the journey of our student athletes
environment that promotes a proactive approach who are combining sporting and academic
to sports, health and wellbeing. We encourage excellence while studying. Members develop a
every student at Bristol to enjoy a healthy and personal action plan, supported by services such
active lifestyle. So whether you are looking to as strength and conditioning, nutrition advice,
compete at the highest level, bring sport to the coaching and mentoring. The squad’s alumni
local community or try something new while include Olympians, Commonwealth medallists
keeping fit with friends, we offer something to suit and world champions. Exceptional student
all levels of ability, interest and experience. Our athletes can apply for sports scholarships,
range of flexible memberships offer great value including the Lloyd Robinson scholarship.
for money, giving you free or discounted access
to the University’s extensive sports facilities. Volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to build confidence,
These include:
develop your skills and make the most of your
• the Indoor Sports Centre on the main
university experience. It is easy to get involved
campus, featuring a gym, a fitness suite,
and there are dozens of opportunities – both
studios, an indoor jogging track, a sports hall
student-led projects and links to charities and
and a sports medicine clinic;
community groups across Bristol and beyond.
• a 33-metre swimming pool in the Richmond
In 2016, Bristol SU Volunteering was awarded
Building;
the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the
• outdoor sports facilities at Coombe Dingle
highest award given to local volunteer groups
Sports Complex, featuring brand new artificial
across the UK to recognise outstanding work
and grass pitches for a range of sports, indoor
in their communities.
and outdoor tennis courts and a fully equipped
strength and conditioning suite;
Green Gown award
• the rowing club boathouse at Saltford on the
In 2017, Bristol students were awarded a
River Avon;
prestigious International Green Gown award for
• on-site gyms at Langford Veterinary School,
their work alongside businesses and voluntary
Hiatt Baker Hall and Badock halls of residence;
organisations to improve the environment. In
• a range of free and low cost fitness classes
total, students gave over 140,000 hours of their
hosted by Bristol SU at the Richmond Building.
time to sustainability projects, such as teaching
in primary schools or volunteering with wildlife
Join a team
conservation groups. 
Bristol SU has more than 60 sports clubs and
societies, ranging from cycling to ultimate frisbee,
and from netball to skydiving. This means plenty
of opportunities to play sport – at university
representative level, in the intramural leagues
or just for fun.

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CAREERS SERVICE

Careers Service
A postgraduate degree Challenge accepted

from Bristol is the start of an


exciting career journey. Our
Discovering the range of opportunities open
to you as a postgraduate should be fun
and inspiring. The Bristol PLUS Award
offers a framework to help you structure
6th
in the UK for graduate
employability (QS Graduate
postgraduates go on to become your career planning and skills development.
Employability Rankings,
inspiring and influential leaders As a postgraduate, the activities you can
2016-17)
undertake range from attending a talk on
in a huge variety of fields. options after your PhD to organising a
conference. Visit bristol.ac.uk/careers/
Specialists at the University’s Careers Service employable/plus-award to find out more.
support postgraduates through expert
The University of Bristol Internship Scheme
knowledge, tailored events and strong links
allows postgraduates to design their own unique
with leading employers. Postgraduates at Bristol
internship with a charity, SME or start-up. There
have many opportunities to meet employers
are also opportunities to engage with the city
from industry, business, local start-ups and third
through local volunteering initiatives.
sector organisations. Our Careers Service runs
discipline-specific careers fairs, which attract
Take some risks
industry leaders. Building a professional network
Bristol postgraduates are fantastic problem
in your chosen field is strongly encouraged for
solvers and we actively encourage the
all postgraduates at Bristol.
innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.
Bristol has a reputation as a leading centre
Get ahead
for creativity and technical innovation and the
We understand that as postgraduates your career
Careers Service can support you to become
aspirations and ambitions may be different to
part of this.
those of undergraduates. Through our online
careers portal, ‘mycareer’, we advertise specific Business Basecamp is our enterprise support
postgraduate events, vacancies and resources to service and runs business masterclasses
help you realise your ambition, make well-informed and workshops for enterprising researchers.
career decisions, and learn how to articulate the Basecamp is part of the award-winning
skills you develop in a postgraduate degree. SETsquared partnership and provides access
to a team of consultants and external business
Creating an exceptional CV will be one of your
advisers: bristol.ac.uk/careers/employable/
starting points. Our expert Careers Service staff
commercial/student-enterprise. There is
run talks for postgraduates on academic and
also funding available from the New Enterprise
non-academic CVs, as well as giving one-to-one
Competition for postgraduates with innovative
CV feedback. We provide access to practice
business ideas.
online psychometric tests, while a variety of
resources are available to help you master your
interview technique and overcome nerves.

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WELLBEING

Wellbeing
We want you to get the most Childcare Healthy lifestyles
Our subsidised day nursery is conveniently We want you to have the best student
out of your time at university. located on the main campus. It can experience possible and stay healthy and
Our comprehensive network accommodate children aged from three months
to five years and is open weekdays throughout
active during your time at Bristol. That’s why
we provide great facilities for sport and physical
of student services will ensure the year. activity, and a range of programmes designed
you have access to support for to help you make healthy lifestyle choices
Disability support (see pp32-35).
all aspects of university life – Disability Services provides advice and study
support for students with long-term health A safe environment
academic, personal and practical. conditions, including mental health difficulties (eg Bristol has been awarded the police certification
anxiety, depression), specific learning difficulties of a ‘secured environment’. We do not tolerate
Accessing support when you need it
(eg dyslexia), autism spectrum conditions any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation,
The first place to seek support is usually your
(eg Asperger syndrome), sensory (vision and and we are committed to providing a fair and
tutor or supervisor in your academic school.
hearing) impairments, and mobility difficulties. safe environment in which students can study
If you opt to live in one of our residences (see
It is best to contact us early in the application and socialise.
pp30-31), there is pastoral help available there
process so we can advise you on the support
too. You can also receive information, advice and
that may be available to you and how to access it. International student support
guidance from our professional student services.
Our staff are here to support international
Faith and spiritual support students, starting from the moment you accept
Looking after your health
The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre offers support an offer and throughout your time at Bristol.
Bristol is one of only two universities in the UK
to all members of the University regardless This includes providing a meet and greet service
to run a full NHS GP practice. It provides all
of belief or background. The centre hosts a at Heathrow and Bristol Airports, an exciting
the usual GP services and is run by a team of
number of worship and meditation groups, programme of welcome events and practical
doctors, nurses and administrative staff who
as well as lunches and other opportunities support including help to open a bank account
have a wealth of experience in working with
to explore faith and spirituality. or to find part-time work. Our International
students and their dependants.
Student Ambassadors organise outings
and events and provide additional support
Counselling service
throughout the year.
Our Student Counselling Service provides a safe
place for you to talk through any problems. It offers
a wide range of services, including a well-stocked
resource library, workshops covering topics such
as how to cope with stress, therapeutic group
sessions and individual counselling.
We also offer Big White Wall which provides
round-the-clock support for your mental health
from wherever you are, with counsellors online
at all times.

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40 INTRODUCTION
HOW TO APPLY

How to apply
We welcome applications • If you graduated more than two years ago, A good research proposal includes information
we may accept professional references to about the academic impact of your research,
from talented candidates of support your application. In this case, it is as well as the material or data you will need to
all backgrounds and we are advisable to include a CV with your application access. You should include details of relevant skills
you possess and how you will manage your time
to show your employment history. You may
committed to promoting submit additional references that are directly at the University. Your proposal can be amended
equal opportunities. relevant to your chosen programme. You may
also submit additional professional references
as you refine your study with us. You should
contact your proposed supervisor to discuss your
Your application from work related to the subject you have ideas before submitting your proposal.
We offer an online application system for all our applied for (including industrial placements,
programmes (except the PGCE, for which you if applicable). Studentships, professional doctorates and
will need to apply via the UCAS website). You • You should submit interim official transcripts Doctoral Training Centre applications
can begin your application at bristol.ac.uk/ of marks or final official degree certificates and Many studentships (funding to cover research
pg-howtoapply. If you wish to apply for more final official transcripts of marks. University degree fees and sometimes including support
than one programme, you must make a separate degree transcripts must show an overall current to help with living costs) are advertised on
application for each. Please contact the relevant average or your final grade. Transcripts must be www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/studentships.
department if you intend to make more than official certified documents from your university, Professional doctorates and Doctoral Training
one application. showing all the grades for individual units or Centre programmes are listed on pp18-19.
essays and exams throughout your degree. To apply for a studentship or professional
Application deadlines will be stated in the online Diploma supplements (ie Bologna degrees) doctorate, you should speak to the relevant
programme finder, where relevant, however we should be included if applicable. supervisor or programme director before making
encourage you to apply as early as possible • English language certificates are required if your application online. To apply for one of the
because places are limited and programmes may English is not your native language and your funded Doctoral Training Centre programmes,
fill. If you are applying for funding, please check undergraduate degree was not taught entirely please check bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/
for additional deadlines from the appropriate in an English-speaking country. View the list of centres for further information.
funding body. English-speaking countries at bristol.ac.uk/
study/language-requirements/english- Visas for international applicants
What you need to provide countries. If you need to meet English If you are from outside the EU/EEA you may need
Whichever programme you are applying for, there language requirements, you can use any of the to apply for a Tier 4 visa with sponsorship from
are standard documents that you must provide. accepted methods at bristol.ac.uk/study/ the University. For information on visa criteria,
• You should submit a minimum of two academic language-requirements. see the UK Visas and Immigration website
references dated within the last two years. • Check the relevant admissions statement for (www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/
These should be from someone who oversaw each programme for any additional required student-visas) and the University website
your degree studies. References must be documents. For instance, research applications (bristol.ac.uk/directory/visas). Some science
written, signed and dated, on headed paper may need a research proposal. and engineering programmes require an
from the referee’s organisation, and include Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
Making a research proposal certificate. For further information, see www.gov.
the referee’s full contact details. They should
If you wish (or are requested) to propose your uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme.
be submitted by the referee via the online
own area of research, you need to identify that
reference form.
area and find a suitable supervisor. Go to
bristol.ac.uk/pg-study to find out more.

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Assessing your application


Your application will be processed by our faculty 1 Choose your programme 4 Make a research proposal
and school admissions teams. You can use the Browse this prospectus and the online Check the admissions statement for your
online application system to keep track of the programme finder to find a programme chosen programme to see if you are
progress of your application, view the decision that you are interested in. Check the online required to identify an area of research that
and, if applicable, accept our offer of admission. programme catalogue for full details of unit you are interested in. You should consider
We aim to make decisions on applications to titles and content. the supervision interests of members of staff
most taught postgraduate programmes within 21 in the relevant department when writing
days and to get in touch with research applicants bristol.ac.uk/pg-study
your statement.
within five days of receiving an application. For
more information on our admissions policies, bristol.ac.uk/pg-study
please visit bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
after-you-apply/policies.

2 Visit Bristol 5 Submit your application


If you want to find out more about studying As part of the online application, you will need
at Bristol, our annual university-wide to submit additional supporting documents.
postgraduate open day takes place in You should read the programme admissions
November. We we also hold regular tours, statement thoroughly to ensure you have
talks and cafés on campus for prospective included all required documents.
postgraduate students.
bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply
bristol.ac.uk/pg-visits

3 Begin your application 6 Check your progress


For most programmes, you will need to apply For taught postgraduate programmes,
using our online application system. Check we aim to make a decision on complete
the information for your chosen programme applications within 21 days. For research
carefully in case there is an alternative method programmes, we aim to get in touch with
of application. There are specific application you within five days. You can check the
deadlines for each programme, but you are progress of your application using the online
encouraged to apply early as places may fill application system.
before the deadline.
bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply
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VISIT US

Visit us
There are a number of ways you Contact your department
If you’ve already applied for a programme, or
can meet us to talk about your you are keen to meet with a supervisor, you
interests and find out more about can contact the relevant department using the
details found on our online prospectus. You may
what Bristol can offer you. even be able to arrange a private visit to discuss
your options. Find the contact details for the
Visiting the University of Bristol departments you’re interested in:
bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate.
Postgraduate open events
We hold an annual institution-wide postgraduate Self-guided tour
open day in November and a range of smaller If you’re not able to arrange an official visit, you
events throughout the year. To find out when can still come and visit our campus. Our self-
the next event will be, visit bristol.ac.uk/pg-visits. guided tour will take you around the brightest
spots on campus, and give you a taste of what
Postgraduate cafés being a student here will be like: bristol.ac.uk/
We have launched regular postgraduate cafés pg-visits.
at our most popular student hubs on campus,
where you can meet current students to talk Virtual tour
on an informal basis about what it’s like to be a If you are unable to visit the University of Bristol in
postgraduate student at Bristol. To find out more person, you can take a look around some of our
and book a place, visit bristol.ac.uk/pg-visits. exceptional facilities using a 360 degree tour on our
website: bristol.ac.uk/university/visit/360-tours.
Postgraduate talks
We hold regular postgraduate talks for Attending a postgraduate fair
prospective students who want to find out more
about postgraduate study at Bristol. These cover near you
issues such as funding, how to apply and types
of postgraduate study. To find out more and In the UK
book, visit bristol.ac.uk/pg-visits. We attend a range of postgraduate fairs in the UK
throughout the academic year. If you’re not able
Postgraduate campus tours to make it to Bristol, why not check our website
Campus tours for prospective postgraduate to find out when we will next be near you?
students are available on an ad-hoc basis, bristol.ac.uk/pg-visits.
and can be comprehensive or tailored to suit
your interests. To request a tour, please email Overseas
postgraduate-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk. If you’re not based in the UK, you can still meet
representatives from the University without
travelling to us. To see when our International
Office will be visiting your country, take a look at
their web pages: bristol.ac.uk/international/
countries/visits.html.
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44 FACULTIES
FACULTY OF ARTS

Faculty of Arts
The faculty provides world-class We are a key member of the Arts and Humanities ‘Bristol flourishes as a focus for arts
Research Council South, West and Wales
academic and professional training and humanities research in a city fast
Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP),
emerging as a leading centre for the
for more than 600 postgraduates a scholarly community linking eight leading
universities and prestigious sector partners. The creative and cultural economy.’
across a broad range of academic DTP offers bespoke training and resources for Professor Michael Basker
disciplines. Our researchers deal groundbreaking academic research and a lifetime
of intellectual endeavour.
Dean, Faculty of Arts
with subjects at the core of human We pride ourselves on offering unique resources
experience; students write and for research. Bristol’s Theatre Collection, which
features 1.5 million items dating from 1572 to the
think about the cultural, intellectual present, is one of the largest archives of British
and social inheritance of the theatre history in the world, shedding rich light
on many disciplines. The Brunel Collection is
world’s peoples, past and present. the world’s finest archive of Isambard Kingdom
Postgraduates study at three Brunel source material. Alongside other
University Special Collections, the Allen Lane
levels: taught master’s (MA), one- Penguin Archive provides further exceptional
year research master’s (MPhil) opportunities for original projects.
and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Research in the Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is renowned for its research
Taught programmes can be full-time and taken in activity. The unique combination of individual
one year or part-time with the workload split over disciplines and collaborations creates a vitality
two or three years. Our research programmes and vibrancy in the faculty’s research structure.
start in either September or January. The MPhil All staff in the faculty are active researchers, and
is a one-year (two years part-time) tailor- many are well known within their own specialisms
made research programme at master’s level. as well as in the media.
The qualification is awarded on successful
completion of a 25,000-word dissertation. The Students in the faculty are in constant contact
PhD research programme can normally be taken with academics who are at the forefront of
after completion of an MA or MPhil programme. their disciplines, and there is a large cohort of
Doctoral programmes are usually three years in research students across all subject areas.
length on a full-time basis or six years part-
time. The qualification is awarded on successful
completion of an 80,000-word dissertation.

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Chinese-English Translation, MA p116 Archaeology and Anthropology, PhD, MPhil
Comparative Literatures and Cultures, MA p61 Classics and Ancient History, PhD, MPhil
Composition of Music for Film and Television, MA p95 English Literature, PhD, MPhil
English Literature, MA p76 Film and Television, PhD, MPhil
Film and Television, MA p77 French, PhD, MPhil
History, MA p83 German, PhD, MPhil
History of Art, MA p84 Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MSc p85 PhD, MPhil
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, MA p98 History, PhD, MPhil
Music, MA p95 History of Art, PhD, MPhil
Philosophy, Postgraduate Diploma p98 Italian, PhD, MPhil
Philosophy, MA p98 Medieval Studies, PhD, MPhil
Philosophy and History of Science, MA p98 Music, PhD, MPhil, MMus
Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive p98 Philosophy, PhD, MPhil
Sciences, MA Religion and Theology, PhD, MPhil
Philosophy of Physics, MA p98 Russian and Czech, PhD, MPhil
Religion, MA p109 South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
Translation, MA, Postgraduate Diploma p116 (AHRC), PhD
Theatre and Performance, PhD, MPhil
Translation, PhD, MPhil

For full details about our postgraduate taught and research


programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
college/centres.

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Faculty of Engineering
Studying engineering at Bristol The Faculty of Engineering also hosts major ‘Outstanding industrial links enrich all of
research centres, including: the Bristol Laboratory
will immerse you in a vibrant our postgraduate programmes. We are
for Advanced Dynamics Engineering; the cutting-
committed to producing leaders and
postgraduate community that edge Communication Systems and Networks
and High Performance Networks research entrepreneurs of the future.’
is at the heart of a faculty groups; and the Advanced Composites Centre Professor Andrew Nix
intimately linked to world-class for Innovation and Science. Bristol was selected
to lead the National Composites Centre, a
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
engineering industry. government-funded project, with investment well
in excess of £45 million. The faculty was awarded
Bristol is known internationally for sustained a prestigious £12 million interdisciplinary research
engineering achievement, from Brunel’s iconic collaboration fund to establish the SPHERE
Clifton Suspension Bridge through to Concorde project, developing sensor systems to address
and now as one of the UK’s largest centres for challenges in healthcare.
the microelectronics industry. Our teaching and
research are conducted in close collaboration Research in the Faculty of Engineering
with world-leading industry, much of which is Our aim is to address big societal issues and
local, including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, grand technical challenges in science and
Airbus, Arup, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and engineering. Through dedicated, strategic research
EDF Energy. groups, we tackle diverse issues in a wide range of
The faculty comprises two academic schools areas. Research students are attracted to Bristol
(Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering and by the strength of our major research groups to:
Queen’s School of Engineering) which cover the • work within a research group to make a
core disciplines of aerospace, civil, mechanical, significant contribution to the development
electrical and electronic engineering, computer and understanding of a specific field;
science and engineering mathematics. Our • engage in cutting-edge research in an
taught and research postgraduate programmes internationally recognised university;
evolve continuously to stay at the cutting edge • explore novel areas of research, directed
of research and industrial advances. by world-leading researchers.
More than £20 million in funding has been Industrial links are a key part of our research
awarded to the six Centres for Doctoral strategy and we have strong partnerships and
Training in Advanced Composites, Composites strategic alliances with local and global industry.
Manufacture, Robotics, Quantum Engineering,
The faculty is central to the Cabot Institute, Jean
Water Informatics and Communications. This is
Golding Institute and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for
one of the largest awards to a single university
Health Research, the University’s multidisciplinary
in the UK.
hubs dedicated to environmental uncertainty, data
science and health respectively. The faculty is home
to a number of internationally renowned research
groups in areas such as smart cities, composites,
quantum, robotics, water and digital health.
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Advanced Composites, MSc p75 Advanced Composites (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Advanced Computing, MSc p62 Training), PhD
Advanced Computing – Creative Technology, MSc p62 Aerospace Engineering, PhD, MScR
Advanced Computing – Machine Learning, Data p62 Civil Engineering, PhD
Mining and High-Performance Computing, MSc Communications (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Advanced Microelectronic Systems p72 Training), PhD
Engineering, MSc Complexity Sciences, PhD
Biomedical Engineering, MSc p72 Composites Manufacture, EngD
Communication Networks and p72 Computer Science, PhD, MScR
Signal Processing, MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, PhD, MScR
Computer Science (conversion), MSc p62 Engineering Mathematics, PhD
Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure p60 Mechanical Engineering, PhD
Resilience, MSc Neural Dynamics (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Engineering Mathematics, MSc p74 Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation (EPSRC
Image and Video Communications and p72 Centre for Doctoral Training), EngD
Signal Processing, MSc Quantum Engineering (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Nuclear Science and Engineering, MSc p75 Training), PhD
Optical Communications and p72 Robotics and Autonomous Systems – FARSCOPE
Signal Processing, MSc (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training), PhD
Robotics, MSc p75 Synthetic Biology (EPSRC and BBSRC
Water and Environmental Management, MSc p60 Centre for Doctoral Training), PhD
Wireless Communications and p72 Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (EPSRC
Signal Processing, MSc Centre for Doctoral Training), PhD

For full details about our postgraduate taught and research


programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
college/centres.

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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Faculty of Health Sciences


We are committed to providing Our postgraduate programmes are designed ‘Our reputation for excellence in
to expose our students to a research intensive
the highest standards of teaching and research means that
environment, with learning, knowledge and
we attract the best students, clinicians
teaching in an excellent skills at the cutting edge of their chosen area of
study. Our taught master’s programmes include and academics to work with us.’
research environment. innovative distance learning courses and options Professor Jonathan Sandy
for part-time study. We publish our work in the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
We have world-leading researchers, dedicated highest-ranking journals and strongly support
teachers and clinicians, and talented students. patient and public involvement in research as
Our facilities include a new £5 million Translational well as other public engagement activities. The
Biomedical Research Centre on the Veterinary faculty has an active postgraduate community
School site. following a range of taught or research-based
The faculty comprises three schools: Bristol programmes, including two Wellcome Trust
Dental School, Bristol Medical School and PhD programmes, guided by leading clinicians
Bristol Veterinary School. The breadth of and academics.
programmes we offer, together with success Postgraduates are based in high quality
in recruiting an international cohort of students, research and clinical settings across the city,
ensures a dynamic experience for all those who including the Bristol Heart Institute, Southmead
choose to come to the University of Bristol. and Frenchay Hospitals, the Bristol Eye Hospital,
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 the £15 million refurbished dental facilities at
ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research the Bristol Dental School and the advanced
universities. The University achieved 100 per laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin
cent world-leading 4* for impact in clinical Building. Faculty researchers have been at the
medicine and public health, health services forefront of many treatments, discoveries and
and primary care. healthcare programmes which are now in use
around the globe.
We are very proud of our educational excellence
in medical, dental and veterinary undergraduate Our work is funded by grants from many
and postgraduate programmes. sources including all research councils and
major research charities. Most recently we
We have strong collaborative relationships with have launched a Biomedical Research Centre,
the various National Health Service partners in thanks to a £21 million award from the National
the area, these close links underpinning much of Institute for Health Research, and a Wellcome
our education and research activity. Trust Clinical Academic Training programme for
doctors, dentists and veterinary clinicians.

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Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety p96 Addiction Research Clinical Training (MRC), PhD
Management, Postgraduate Certificate Applied Anatomy, PhD, MD, MScR
Clinical Oral Surgery, Postgraduate Certificate p96 GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC), PhD
Dental Implantology, MSc p96 GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme
Global Wildlife Health and Conservation, MSc p117 (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Health Sciences Research, MRes p80 Integrative Cardiovascular Science (BHF), PhD
Health Sciences Research (Translational p80 Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Medicine), MRes (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Molecular Neuroscience, MSc p80 Neural Dynamics (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Oral Medicine, MSc p96 Oral and Dental Sciences, PhD, MD, MScR
Perfusion Science, MSc p80 Orthodontics, Doctorate in Dental Surgery
Postgraduate Dental Studies, Postgraduate p96 (nb the next intake for this programme will be in
Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc October 2020)
Reproduction and Development, Postgraduate p80 Population Health Sciences, PhD, MD, MScR
Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc Translational Health Sciences, PhD, MD, MScR
Stem Cells and Regeneration, Postgraduate p80 Veterinary Sciences, PhD, MScR
Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc
Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals, p80 For full details about our postgraduate taught and research
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
Translational Cardiovascular Medicine, p80 structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
Veterinary Clinical Practice, Postgraduate Diploma p117 college/centres.
Veterinary Sciences, MSc p117

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50 FACULTIES
FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES

Faculty of Life Sciences


Our faculty embraces cross- the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences health and disease; molecular and cell biology;
Research Council (BBSRC), the Natural animal sensory systems; agriculture and crop
cutting themes in the modern Environment Research Council (NERC), the science; molecular ecology and evolution;
life sciences, ranging from Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation,
Arthritis UK, Cancer Research UK and the Cystic
flow cytometry; and eye tracking and motion-
capture laboratories, sound-attenuated space
ecology and human behaviour Fibrosis Trust, as well as from industry and the for speech recording, biological psychology
laboratories and brain imaging (EEG, MRI
to biomedical mechanisms and European Union.
and fMRI).
applications. We have a long- Research in the Faculty of Life Sciences
The faculty’s commitment to translating its
Research in the Faculty of Life Sciences is
standing tradition of excellence wide ranging. Biomedical research focuses on
expertise in fundamental biomedical research
from bench to bedside and beyond is predicated
in research and teaching and are advancing our understanding of the molecular
in part on our involvement in multidisciplinary
and cellular mechanisms underlying human
proud to be considered among health and disease, and finding ways to
collaborations. Our researchers are centrally
involved in the Bristol Neuroscience, Bristol
the best at what we do. translate this information from bench to clinic.
Cardiovascular, and Bristol Vision Institute
Our research themes encompass cancer
research groupings, and form an integral
Our taught postgraduate programmes, which biology, cardiovascular science, dynamic cell
part of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for
include collaborations with North Bristol NHS biology, infection and immunity, molecular
Health Research.
Trust (MSc Applied Neuropsychology) and NHS biosciences, neuroscience, regenerative
Blood and Transplant (MSc Transfusion and medicine and synthetic biology. In Biological As a postgraduate member of the Faculty of Life
Transplantation Sciences), provide bespoke Sciences, research focuses on evolutionary Sciences, you can expect to be fully supported
training at the highest level and are delivered biology, animal behaviour and sensory biology, by the faculty and benefit from the exceptional
by experts in their fields from across the faculty. plant and agricultural sciences and ecology research and teaching resources that are
Our graduates typically go on to pursue clinical and global change. Psychological research in unique to each academic school, discipline and
training, PhD study or other careers in the life the faculty encompasses two broad themes Doctoral Training Programme. The faculty and
sciences and beyond. of cognition, which focuses on the psychology its schools are responsive to the training needs
and development of language and memory; and of its students and offer bespoke workshops to
Postgraduate research students receive
brain, behaviour and health, which examines enhance your effectiveness as a researcher. A
excellent supervision, training, guidance and
links between nutrition and behaviour and transferable skills training programme will also
mentoring, and make significant contributions
the psychological effects of caffeine, alcohol help you to develop and improve your expertise
to the research activities across the faculty.
and nicotine, together with the biological and in key areas, including:
Most postgraduate students are based in
psychological factors underlying addiction. • employability, enterprise and innovation;
laboratories in the central Bristol campus,
including the new £56 million Life Sciences Researchers work in the laboratory and in • global citizenship and sustainability;
Building. Some postgraduate students nature, and study single molecules, individual • public speaking at scientific conferences;
may spend time in the laboratories of their cells, whole organisms, populations and • creating and delivering presentations;
institutional collaborators, which can be communities. Our research is underpinned by • writing academic papers;
academic, industry or clinic-based. world-class core facilities providing support and • ethical implications of research;
expertise in imaging, which allows us to visualise • outreach – sharing your research with others.
Our research is well supported by major grants
single molecules in isolation or in living cells and In addition to PhD study, the faculty also offers
and Doctoral Training Programmes from funding
tissues; the -omics, which help to generate an research-based MD and MSc by Research
bodies, such as the Medical Research Council,
integrated understanding of cell physiology in postgraduate degree programmes.
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The new Faculty of Life Applied Neuropsychology, MSc p106 Biochemistry, PhD, MScR
Sciences is currently being Applied Neuropsychology, Postgraduate Diploma
Biomedical Sciences Research, MSc
p106
p58
Biological Sciences, PhD, MScR
Cellular and Molecular Medicine, PhD, MD, MScR
established and from Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences, MSc p58 Complexity Sciences, PhD

1 August 2018 will comprise Clinical Neuropsychology, MSc


Clinical Neuropsychology, Postgraduate Diploma
p106
p106
Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology (Wellcome Trust), PhD
GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC), PhD
the Schools of Biochemistry, Clinical Neuropsychology Practice, p106 Integrative Cardiovascular Science (BHF), PhD
Postgraduate Certificate Neural Dynamics (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Biological Sciences, Cellular Experimental Psychology (conversion), MSc p106 Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, PhD,
and Molecular Medicine, Theoretical and Practical Clinical
Neuropsychology, Postgraduate Diploma
p106 MD, MScR
Psychology (Experimental), PhD, MScR
Experimental Psychology, Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences, MSc p58 South West Biosciences (SWBio) Doctoral Training
Partnership (BBSRC), PhD
and Physiology, Pharmacology Synthetic Biology (EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for
and Neuroscience. Doctoral Training), PhD

For full details about our postgraduate taught and research


programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
college/centres.

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science provides and Imperial College London. This reflects an ‘The integration of education and
exceptional depth of talent and capacity for the
an outstanding intellectual research in the faculty helps to take
development of world-leading research.
postgraduate studies to the cutting
environment for more than For example, researchers from across the School
edge of modern science.’
of Earth Sciences collaborate to investigate issues
700 postgraduate students. such as the evolution and architecture of the Professor Timothy Gallagher
Earth, global biogeochemical cycles, evolution Dean, Faculty of Science
We are among the top three universities in the
of biodiversity and morphology, and geological
UK in our concentration of nationally funded
hazards and risks. Geographical Sciences
Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral
research can be characterised in terms of the
Training Programmes in the basic sciences, where
global significance of the physical and social
students undertake a four-year PhD programme
scientific questions it addresses.
which typically includes one year of master’s-level
training. Current centres include Bioscience and Mathematics research is divided into three groups:
Food Security, Catalysis, Chemical Synthesis, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and
Condensed Matter Physics, Diamond Science Probability, Analysis and Dynamics. Members
and Technology, Environmental Science, of the school interact with colleagues from a
Functional Nanomaterials, Quantum Engineering, wide variety of disciplines ranging from social
Synthetic Biology, and Theory and Modelling of sciences to medicine. They also collaborate with
Chemical Sciences. other organisations, such as Hewlett-Packard,
QinetiQ, Unilever, Barclays Bank and National Air
Alongside these, each school in the faculty
Traffic Services.
offers PhD programmes across a broad range
of disciplines, supervised by internationally Research facilities include the state-of-the-
leading researchers. art Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum
Information, home to some of the quietest labs
The faculty hosts a range of taught master’s
in the world with vibration levels lower than the
programmes, including Palaeobiology,
lowest recognised criteria. The nuclear magnetic
Volcanology, Climate Change Science and
resonance facilities in the School of Chemistry
Policy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanoscience and
are some of the best equipped in the UK, with
Functional Nanomaterials, and Nuclear Science
12 solution-state NMR spectrometers, while the
and Engineering. In addition, each school offers
School of Mathematics will soon move to a newly
a one-year MSc by Research.
refurbished building, which will provide an excellent
Research in the Faculty of Science environment for future researchers and students.
Some of the most significant discoveries of The Faculty of Science attracts outstanding PhD
both this and the last century are associated and MSc students from all over the world. We
with research carried out in Bristol, reflecting take great pride in our postgraduate students
the faculty’s strong international profile and our and the significant contribution they make to the
outstanding people and facilities. The latest intellectual life of the faculty. Many programmes are
Research Excellence Framework ranked the run in association with industrial partners, whose
Faculty of Science third nationally after Cambridge workforces in turn benefit from Bristol’s exceptional
research and training opportunities.
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Climate Change Science and Policy, MSc p78 Catalysis (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training), PhD
Mathematical Sciences, MSc p94 Chemical Synthesis (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials, MSc p101 Training), PhD
Nuclear Science and Engineering, MSc p101 Chemistry, PhD, MScR
Palaeobiology, MSc p64 Communications (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Volcanology, MSc p64 Training), PhD
Complexity Sciences, PhD
Condensed Matter Physics (EPSRC Centre for
Doctoral Training), PhD
Data Intensive Science (STC Centre for Doctoral
Training), PhD
Diamond Science and Technology (EPSRC Centre for
Doctoral Training), PhD
Earth Sciences, PhD, MScR
Functional Nanomaterials (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training), PhD
Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography), PhD, MScR
Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership
(NERC), PhD
Mathematics, PhD, MScR
Neural Dynamics (Wellcome Trust), PhD
Physics, PhD, MScR
Quantum Engineering (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training), PhD
South West Biosciences (SWBio) Doctoral Training
Partnership (BBSRC), PhD
Synthetic Biology (EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for
Doctoral Training), PhD
Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (EPSRC
Centre for Doctoral Training), PhD

For full details about our postgraduate taught and research


programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
college/centres.

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Faculty of Social
Sciences and Law
The Faculty of Social Sciences Research in the Faculty of Social ‘We are committed to providing
Sciences and Law
and Law is internationally an outstanding education in a
The excellence of Bristol’s social science
vibrant learning environment.
recognised for delivering high- research was confirmed by the latest Research
Excellence Framework. Seven of Bristol’s nine We aim to create future leaders
quality education. More than social sciences submissions were ranked in and engaged practitioners.’
2,000 postgraduates join the top ten and two were ranked first. When
research intensity was taken into account, Professor Paddy Ireland
our vibrant and international the faculty ranked second in the country. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

community each year, going The faculty attracts a wide range of funding from
research councils, charities and government
on to succeed as leaders departments around the world. Supported by
and engaged practitioners in funders such as UK and European Research
Councils, the Leverhulme Trust and the
government, in the charitable Department for International Development,
and education sectors or with our researchers are working at the heart of
issues that surround social concerns, advancing
prestigious global companies. social innovation and delivering evidence
for policymakers.
For those who want to prepare for postgraduate
research or use research in the workplace, Our high-quality research outputs are published
we deliver specialist taught programmes that in internationally ranked journals and prestigious
provide a strong grounding in critical thinking academic press across social sciences and law.
and research methodologies. Our vocational The faculty also hosts and edits a number of
programmes provide continuous professional highly regarded social science journals, including
development in education, legal studies and Policy and Politics, Ethnicities, Antipode: A
social work. Radical Journal of Geography, Journal of
Common Market Studies, British Accounting
Our South West Doctoral Training Partnership,
Review and Contemporary Political Theory.
funded by the Economic and Social Research
Council (ESRC), offers world-class training The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law offers
and supervision. These programmes build excellent support for research and research-
doctoral students’ intellectual capacity and related activities, and actively cultivates an
research skills and prepare them for careers inter-school, inter-disciplinary ethos. There are a
in the global economy. number of research centres within the schools
and also a number of faculty research groups.

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Accounting and Finance, MSc p56 International Development, MSc p87 Accounting and Finance, PhD
Accounting, Finance and Management, MSc p56 International Law, LLM p88 Advanced Quantitative Methods, PhD
Advanced Quantitative Methods, MRes p110 International Law and International Relations, LLM p88 Disability Studies, PhD
Advanced Social Work with Children and Families, p112 International Relations, MSc p104 Economics, PhD
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc International Security, MSc p104 Education, PhD
Commercial Law, LLM p88 Labour Law and Corporate Governance, LLM p88 Education (Hong Kong), EdD
Contemporary Identities, MSc p114 Law, MA p88 Education: Learning, Leadership and Policy, EdD
Development and Security, MSc p87 Law and Globalisation, LLM Educational Psychology, DEdPsy
Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and p102 Management, MSc p92 Exercise, Nutrition and Health, PhD
Research, MSc Management (Entrepreneurship), MSc p92 Geographical Sciences (Human Geography), PhD
East Asian Development and the Global p87 Management (International Business), MSc p92 Global Political Economy, PhD
Economy, MSc
Management (Marketing), MSc p92 Health and Wellbeing, PhD
Economics, Graduate Diploma p65
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health, MSc p102 Law, PhD
Economics, MRes p65
Policy Research, MSc p102 Management, PhD
Economics, MSc p65
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary), p67 Security, Conflict and Human Rights, PhD
Economics and Finance, MSc p56 PGCE Social Policy, PhD
Economics, Accounting and Finance, MSc p56 Psychology of Education BPS, MSc p67 Social Work, PhD
Economics, Finance and Management, MSc p56 Public Law, LLM p88 Sociology, Politics and International Studies, PhD
Education, MSc p67 Public Policy, MSc p102 South West Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC), PhD
Education (Leadership and Policy), MSc p67 Security, Conflict and Human Rights, MRes p110 Sustainable Futures, PhD
Education (Learning, Technology and Society), MSc p67 Social and Cultural Theory, MSc p114
Education (Mathematics Education), MSc p67 Social Science Research Methods p92 For full details about our postgraduate taught and research
Education (Neuroscience and Education), MSc p67 (Management), MSc programmes, including entry requirements, fees, programme
Education (Policy and International p67 Social Science Research Methods (Politics), MSc p104 structure, unit content and how to apply, please visit
Development), MSc Social Science Research Methods (Sociology), MSc p114 bristol.ac.uk/pg-study and bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-
Education (Special and Inclusive Education), MSc p67 Social Work, MSc p112 college/centres.
Education (Teaching and Learning), MSc p67 Social Work Research, MSc p112
Education Management (Bristol), MSc p67 Socio-Legal Studies, MSc p88
Education Management (Hong Kong), MSc p67 Sociology, MSc p114
Educational Research, MSc p67 Strategy, Change and Leadership, p92
Environmental Policy and Management, MSc p78 Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc
Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, MSc p114 Sustainable Futures, MRes p110
European and Global Governance, MSc p104 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages p67
European Legal Studies, LLM p88 (TESOL), MSc
Finance and Investment, MSc p56
Gender and International Relations, MSc p104
General Legal Studies, LLM p88
Global Political Economy, MRes p110
Health and Wellbeing, MRes p110
Health, Law and Society, LLM p88
Human Geography: Society and Space, MSc p78
Human Rights Law, LLM p88
International Commercial Law, LLM p88

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Accounting and Finance


Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Accounting and Finance MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Accounting, Finance and Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Economics, Accounting and Finance MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Economics and Finance MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
(for full description, see pp65-66) Overseas £23,200 FT

Economics, Finance and Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk


(for full description, see pp65-66) Overseas £23,200 FT

Finance and Investment MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £14,700 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk


Overseas £26,700 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Accounting and Finance This programme develops skills for critical words. Options for dissertation subject areas are
This taught postgraduate programme is research- analysis of accounting and finance topics, which provided and you will be able to choose from a
led and will draw heavily on academic literature. will be valuable in your future career. The strong set of dissertation topics in these broader areas.
It will develop your ability to critically analyse conceptual foundation it offers will support Many of the dissertations are literature-based and
technical aspects of accounting and finance students who want to pursue an academic or you are expected to acquire and use literature
practice and governance. professional career in accounting or finance. search skills for a range of electronic and
traditional sources.
In the first term you will explore contemporary Entry requirements: This specialist programme
issues in accounting and finance research is for students who have an upper second-class Throughout your studies you will learn and
literature. You will also build key skills in both degree in accounting and/or finance. Students develop academic skills that will be relevant for
quantitative and qualitative research methods. with a finance degree are required to have future employment, such as analysis, synthesis
This will prepare you for the more specialist studied accounting to an appropriate level. and critical thinking. Some graduates of this
elective units taught in the second term. The final programme have gone on to more specialised
part of the MSc is a research-based dissertation, MSc Accounting, Finance and Management studies, while others have progressed to
which involves identifying and analysing a This highly successful MSc programme employment, with the banking and accounting/
research question in finance under the guidance is designed for students who want to put consulting sectors being particular favourites.
of a member of staff. The dissertation gives you greater emphasis on finance, accounting and
Entry requirements: A first or very good upper
an opportunity to explore an original problem, management topics in their graduate studies.
second-class honours degree (or equivalent) that
source and process the relevant financial data, The programme is academically rigorous
demonstrates mathematical ability.
analyse that data and learn to draw appropriate and tailored to the needs of the current
conclusions. The results are presented in a final business environment.
MSc Economics, Accounting and Finance
report of up to 15,000 words.
In the first term you will develop key skills This programme aims to take graduate students
For those planning on undertaking a PhD, and a grounding in accounting, finance and with only a limited knowledge of economics,
either at Bristol or elsewhere, this dissertation management. This will prepare you for the more management and/or finance and provide them
represents an important bridge between taught advanced units taught in the second term. with an understanding of the key concepts and
and advanced research studies. The final part of the MSc is a project-based contemporary issues in the field.
dissertation of between 10,000 and 15,000
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You will read and assess the current literature The final part of the MSc is a research-based
in the main areas of economics, management dissertation. This involves identifying and
and finance and form independent, informed analysing a research question in finance
judgements about it. You will then plan and under the guidance of a member of staff. The
embark on a programme of independent dissertation gives you an opportunity to explore
research (under appropriate supervision), an original problem, source and process the
undertaking a thorough literature review in a relevant financial data, analyse that data and
prescribed topic area or analysing economic, learn to draw appropriate conclusions. The
management or financial data and relating the results are presented in a final report of up
results to theory. to 15,000 words.
You will complete four compulsory units, before This programme provides excellent preparation
choosing four from a list of optional units in for careers in investment management,
economics, accounting and finance. The final part financial research, trading, consulting and
of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of up corporate finance, and for further academic
to 15,000 words. A choice of dissertation subject study in finance.
areas is provided and you choose your specific
Entry requirements: A first or good upper
topic from one of these broader areas. Many of the
second-class honours degree (or equivalent
dissertations are literature-based and you will be
qualification) in finance, accounting, economics,
expected to acquire and use literature search skills
business, mathematics or another quantitative
for a range of electronic and traditional sources.
subject, such as engineering, physics
The programme will provide you with a sound or computing.
basis for a future career in a wide range of fields,
including economics, accounting, finance, public
service and teaching. You will also develop a
range of transferable skills that will be valuable
for employment in any sector.
Entry requirements: A first or good upper
second-class honours degree (or equivalent)
that demonstrates mathematical ability.

MSc Finance and Investment


This programme is designed to provide you
with a thorough grounding in the theoretical
and practical sides of finance. It is suitable for
individuals with good undergraduate degrees in
economics or accounting and finance, but also
for those with more scientific backgrounds (eg
an undergraduate education in mathematics,
engineering or natural sciences). It contains
compulsory elements in asset pricing, corporate
finance, financial reporting and analysis, and
quantitative methods and offers optional units
in areas including derivatives, investment
management and financial modelling.
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FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES

Biomedical Sciences
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Biomedical Sciences Research MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,300 FT fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £19,300 FT
Bench fee £2,000
(compulsory)
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,300 FT fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £19,300 FT
Bench fee £2,000
(compulsory)
Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £10,300 FT (MSc) fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,434 3yr PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £19,300 FT (MSc)
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Life Sciences pages (pp50-51). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Biomedical Sciences Research The skills you can develop during this pursuing research in these areas and members
This programme brings together expertise from programme include presentation, report-writing of BrisSynBio, a flagship centre for synthetic
across the many subject areas in the biomedical and work-planning. Several students have biology research in the UK.
sciences to provide you with training in several contributed to published papers and many go on
The programme gives you an opportunity to gain
key areas of current research interest. The to study at PhD level. Others have taken a wide
knowledge and practical experience by studying
programme focuses on experimental science range of career pathways that include research
molecular interactions and mechanisms from the
and it is research-informed. It will provide you in industry, teaching and medical training.
level of the cell to that of the single molecule.
with practical laboratory-based experience with
Entry requirements: Preferably a first or upper
access to specialist techniques in state-of-the- Topics for study include molecular structure
second-class honours degree in biochemistry,
art facilities. determination, dynamic molecular mechanisms,
biophysics, life sciences, chemistry, physics or
molecular simulation, molecular design and
It is a flexible programme: you will select three an equivalent subject, plus a minimum grade B
single-molecule technologies. You can also
lecture-based units and a literature project of in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent qualification).
choose an additional unit that reflects your
your choice during your studies, giving you the Applications from students with a lower second-
personal interests, allowing you to broaden
opportunity to investigate a range of different class honours degree (or international equivalent)
your knowledge of biomedical subjects while
topics within the biomedical sciences. For and practical experience will also be considered.
focusing on biophysics. You will learn about
your final research project, you again have the
the commercialisation of research outcomes,
flexibility to choose your research area from a MSc Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences
including intellectual property, setting up a
wide range of suggested projects or you can Biophysics provides structural and mechanistic
business, getting investment, marketing and
design your own research project, working insights into the biological world and uses
legal issues.
with academic staff. You can also choose a this knowledge to create solutions for major
project offered at an off-campus site, such as global problems, such as food production, There are three mandatory units plus a literary
Southmead Hospital, Bristol Dental School or environmental damage and drug production. It project: an extended essay on a subject chosen
the Bristol Heart Institute. spans the distance between the vast complexity from an extensive list of options. You will also
of biological systems and the relative simplicity study one further lecture-based unit of your
You will learn in small teaching and tutorial
of the physical laws that govern the universe. choice. Finally, you will work independently
groups. The taught and research elements of
under the guidance of a member of staff
this MSc are carefully balanced: your research Our Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences MSc
to produce a written project proposal. This
project, for example, runs over a 12-week period provides interdisciplinary training by bringing
is followed by a 12-week research project
free of lectures, allowing you to focus solely on together concepts from chemistry, physics and
investigating your chosen topic. The research
your project. the life sciences. It is taught by staff actively
project forms the basis for a dissertation.

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Graduates from this programme will be The programme will give you extensive practical
well-prepared for a PhD programme in biophysics experience of transfusion and transplantation,
or related fields. Additionally, the numerical, allowing you to gain skills that directly relate to
problem-solving, research and communication your future career. As well as being of academic
skills gained on this programme are highly desired interest, this continually developing area of
by employers in a variety of industries. healthcare science has a major impact on
patients’ quality of life.
Robust evidence is the cornerstone of
science and on this programme you will gain The programme comprises eight taught units that
research experience in laboratories equipped run from September to March and a research
with state-of-the-art equipment, including project that begins in May and runs until August.
facilities for atomic force and electron As an example, project topics have included:
microscopy, biological and chemical NMR, • A study on red cell antibody formation in
x-ray crystallography and mass spectrometry. trauma patients
• Optimisation of platelet antigen detection
Your learning will be supported throughout the
using recombinant proteins
programme by regular, small-group tutorials.
• Expression of red cell membrane proteins
Entry requirements: Preferably a first or upper during large-scale red cell culture
second-class honours degree in biochemistry, • A comparison of stem cell mobilisation
biophysics, life sciences, chemistry, physics or drugs for stem cell transplantation.
an equivalent subject, plus a minimum grade B
Assessments are designed to teach skills such
in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent qualification).
as comprehension, scientific writing in different
Applications from students with a lower
formats and conference skills, and to further
second-class honours degree (or international
knowledge in subject areas not covered in
equivalent) and practical experience will also
the lectures. Students must pass the taught
be considered.
component to be able to progress to the project.
MSc Transfusion and Transplantation Part-time students complete the Postgraduate
Sciences Certificate components in their first year and
This programme covers a fascinating range of the Postgraduate Diploma in the second. The
subjects, including molecular biology, genetics, project is usually taken during year three to
biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, tissue complete the MSc.
engineering, clinical medicine, laboratory
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
management and statistics.
honours degree (or international equivalent)
It is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical in medicine, biomedical science/clinical
Science and is based at NHS Blood and laboratory science or related subjects. A lower
Transplant (NHSBT) in Filton, one of the largest second-class honours degree or non-degree
transfusion centres in the world, enabling visits qualifications may be considered with
to manufacturing, testing and tissue typing evidence of laboratory experience and
sections. You will learn from specialist lecturers other academic achievement.
from the University, NHSBT and NHS hospitals,
and have an opportunity to become fully
embedded in an NHS environment while you
develop your knowledge.

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £11,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £22,200 FT
Water and Environmental Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Engineering pages (pp46-47). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Earthquake Engineering and America. Alternatively, you could go on to management. These units provide you with
Infrastructure Resilience work for a government body responsible for mathematics, computing and research skills,
Our aim is to produce the next generation civil protection, finance and decision making. together with a firm understanding of
of leaders in earthquake engineering and Graduates may also decide to pursue academia fundamental processes that govern water
natural disaster risk management, who want and further study in this exciting field. movement through the atmosphere,
to make an impact on the design of the built atmosphere – biosphere interactions and water
Whatever you choose, you will develop a range
environment, the mitigation of seismic loss and flows through river catchments. These units also
of transferable skills, such as problem solving,
the protection of human life. This specialist explore how this fundamental understanding
critical thinking and teamwork, as well as having
MSc combines earthquake, structural and leads to environmental management, policy and
a number of professional contacts to draw on.
geotechnical engineering with infrastructure legislation at local, national and international
design, assessment and management. This Entry requirements: An upper second-class levels. You will also select two optional units
discipline demands world-class facilities and at honours degree (or international equivalent) in and complete a research-based dissertation.
Bristol you will have access to the state-of-the- an engineering discipline or closely related field.
The programme will help you become a high-
art BLADE/EQUALS laboratory, including one A lower second-class honours degree or
level practitioner in water and environmental
of the most advanced earthquake shaking above (or international equivalent) will also
management and gain advanced skills and
tables in Europe. be considered from applicants who can
knowledge in the fundamental engineering
demonstrate three years of work experience
One of the many highlights of the year is a field principles that underpin this field. Students
in a related field.
trip to an earthquake affected area in south-east who have completed this programme have
Europe. You will have the opportunity to visit gone on to work for government agencies both
MSc Water and Environmental Management
structures designed with innovative methods in the UK and overseas, for water companies
This programme provides the skills and
to resist earthquake forces or inspect the and for environmental consultancies.
knowledge required for a career in water
damage of a recent aftermath by using modern
and environmental management. You will Entry requirements: An upper second-class
tools for non-destructive material testing and
acquire academic and practical skills, as honours degree (or international equivalent) in
remote imaging.
well as developing a detailed knowledge of engineering or science. Other disciplines will be
Throughout the programme you will work fundamental environmental processes and considered on a case-by-case basis.
together with expert staff and international the ways in which these need to be managed
partners, exposing you to real-world challenges sustainably. The programme is taught by leading
that engineers face. Industry links are integral practitioners, which may include personnel from
to the programme and our graduates are highly the Environment Agency and the Department
sought after by major UK and international of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The
employers. You could find yourself working for MSc addresses the complex issue of water and
engineering design and construction firms, in the environmental security in a changing world.
UK or worldwide, that operate in earthquake-
Core units provide a common platform of
prone regions such as south Europe, the US,
underpinning skills and knowledge at master’s
Asia, the Middle East, New Zealand and Latin
level in the basics of water and environmental

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Comparative Literatures and Cultures
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Comparative Literatures and Cultures MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Comparative Literatures and Cultures The MA is based in Bristol’s School of Modern


The MA in Comparative Literatures and Languages, which is home to specialists
Cultures gives you the opportunity to study the working on a wide variety of cultural contexts
encounters and exchanges between literatures – from the medieval period to the modern day;
and cultures across Europe and beyond. from Europe to Latin America and Africa.
We welcome graduates of all arts and
Studying comparative literatures and cultures
humanities disciplines.
allows you to develop a range of analytical
You will become acquainted with the theory skills and a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary
and practice of comparative cultural study, and awareness that will allow you to excel in
consider how concepts of national cultures many different professions. Graduates of this
cross borders and interact with ideas of programme will be well prepared for doctoral
the global and transnational. You will gain a studies in the humanities and arts, as well as
thorough grounding in cultural theory, critical careers in business, publishing, law, the civil
reading and research skills, and put this service, teaching and journalism.
theoretical knowledge into practice by studying
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
topics and themes that span the disciplines,
honours degree (or international equivalent) in
national contexts and time periods taught by
an arts or humanities discipline, such as modern
experts in the School of Modern Languages.
languages, English or comparative literature,
You’ll learn how cultures develop, how they linguistics, history, visual art, theatre or film.
become part of a nation’s character, and how Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also
different cultures flex and change as they come be considered.
into contact with each other and are translated
and appropriated across borders.
While knowledge of a foreign language is not
a requirement for this programme, you will
have the opportunity to learn a language at a
variety of levels, from beginner to advanced,
and to engage with material in foreign languages
throughout the MA. The programme culminates
in a dissertation, an extended piece of original
academic research.
As a postgraduate, you will be considered a full
member of the academic community, with the
opportunity to participate in the many research
seminars and conferences taking place within
the Faculty of Arts.

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Computer Science
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Advanced Computing MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Advanced Computing – Creative Technology MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Advanced Computing – Machine Learning, MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Data Mining and High-Performance Computing Overseas £21,100 FT
Computer Science (conversion) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £13,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £6,850 PT
Overseas £21,100 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Engineering pages (pp46-47). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Advanced Computing After completing the taught units, you will This programme is designed to give you a
This MSc is for students who already have a first work on a project between mid-June and late significant advantage in the fast-paced world of
degree in computer science or a related subject. September. The project consists of researching, emerging creative technologies industries. The
It allows you to gain expertise with more advanced planning and implementing a major piece of programme will also give you the knowledge
material in a range of specialist areas and covers work. The project must contain a significant and experience to continue studying for a PhD,
both theory and practical application. It is suitable scientific or technical component and will usually or to enter a career in research.
preparation for either a career in industry or a PhD. involve software development.
With strong links to industry through the faculty’s
The Department of Computer Science is very Entry requirements: An upper second-class academic staff and the University’s Careers
active in research; for example, it has the largest honours degree with a final average of 65 per Service, we are well placed to support you in
cryptography group in the world and one of the cent or above (or international equivalent) in your career aspirations in industry or in furthering
largest intelligent systems groups in the UK. computer science or a related discipline. your academic career.
Staff have good links with leading researchers Good programming skills are also required.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
and industrial partners internationally.
honours degree with a final average of 65 per
MSc Advanced Computing –
Skilled professionals and researchers, who are cent or above (or international equivalent) in
Creative Technology
able to apply these technologies to current computer science or a related discipline. Good
Games consoles and mobile devices are now
problems and thereby push the limits of what programming skills are also required.
ubiquitous, and computer graphics production
computers can effectively do, are in high
has developed so rapidly that the best visual
demand in today’s job market. MSc Advanced Computing –
effects are those that you don’t realise are there.
Machine Learning, Data Mining and
You will have a wide choice of taught units, which
Our Creative Technology programme is designed High-Performance Computing
are based around specialised themes such as
to introduce you to the rapidly emerging areas Machine learning, data mining and high-
intelligent systems, robotics, high-performance
of computer science, where technology impacts performance computing are concerned with
computing or creative technologies. These units
the creative design process. With a focus on the automated analysis of large-scale data
are studied between September and mid-June.
the production of industry-relevant content, by computer, in order to extract the useful
The flexible structure allows you to shape the this programme introduces the theory behind knowledge hidden in it. Using state-of-the-art
programme to suit your interests and career animation and special effects production, artificial intelligence methods, this technology
aspirations. You will decide which units to take interaction design and robotics. builds computer systems capable of learning
in consultation with the programme director, from past experience, allowing them to adapt
You will explore a wide range of topics,
informed by your previous experience. Please to new tasks, predict future developments and
experience the entire creative design process
note that unit combinations will be subject to provide intelligent decision support.
and develop key skills in independent research.
timetabling constraints.
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This programme is aimed at giving you a solid The course is split into two teaching blocks
grounding in machine learning, data mining and and a summer project that involves researching,
high-performance computing technology, and planning and implementing a major piece of
will equip you with the skills necessary to apply work with a significant scientific, technical or
these tools and techniques to solving complex software development component. The main
scientific and business problems. Skilled programming languages taught on the course
professionals and researchers who are able to are C and Java. There is a strong emphasis
apply these technologies to current issues are on individual and group projects for putting
in high demand in today’s job market. into practice what you learn about software
engineering, web technologies, databases,
There are four core units and a choice of
computer architecture and research skills.
optional units, which you can select depending
on your previous experience or preference. By the end of the first teaching block you
will have a solid foundation in imperative
You will then complete a project that involves
programming and computer hardware. You
researching, planning and implementing a
will also have begun the literature review
major piece of work. The project must contain
component of your project. By the end of the
a significant scientific or technical component
second teaching block you will be able to apply
and will usually involve software development.
industrial-style tools and techniques for agile
It is usually submitted in September.
software development and web applications
Entry requirements: An upper second-class in a team working context. You will also have
honours degree with a final average of 65 per refined your project idea and completed a
cent or above (or international equivalent) in detailed specification and work plan.
computer science or a related discipline. Good
Over summer you will implement and evaluate
programming skills are also required.
your project and you will submit a dissertation
describing your work in September.
MSc Computer Science (conversion)
This MSc conversion programme is for students Entry requirements: An upper second-class
from a variety of academic backgrounds who honours degree with a final average of 65 per
have little or no previous academic computing cent or above (or international equivalent) in
experience. The aims of the programme are any subject other than computer science.
to build: Competence in mathematics must be
• an understanding of the basis of computer demonstrated, with at least a good
science and its importance in software grade in GCSE Mathematics or preferably
development; A-level Mathematics or equivalent university-
• an understanding of the underlying principles level experience.
of computer systems and their applications;
• an introduction to industrial-style methods of
analysis, design, implementation, testing and
documentation in software development;
• an appreciation of the current state and
future directions of technological advances in
computer science.

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Earth Sciences
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Palaeobiology MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £9,100 FT earth-postgrad@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,550 PT
Overseas £18,900 FT
Bench fee £500
Volcanology MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,000 FT earth-postgrad@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,000 PT
Overseas £18,900 FT
Bench fee £500
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Science pages (pp52-53). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Palaeobiology The taught element of the programme comprises historical eruptions, understanding of risk and
This programme is for students who are five core units which all students take, and a risk mitigation, and instruction and experiential
passionate about early life, dinosaurs, mass number of optional units of which students learning on data gathering, handling analysis
extinctions, macroevolution, fossil preservation choose four. The degree is research-based, and and presentation to publishable standard. You
and understanding the palaeobiology of extinct about half of our graduates go on to academic will develop a wide range of skills, such as
organisms. It examines quantitative aspects of the careers, usually starting with a PhD. The MSc is quantitative and computational skills, including
fossil record and the history of life. The research- focused on methods and you will learn the latest the use of statistical and data handling software;
oriented MSc bridges the biology – geology divide techniques in phylogenetics, biomechanics, and proficiency in critical analysis of scientific material
and will provide you with a strong background for macroevolution training, which are highly sought from a variety of sources, including primary
independent research to PhD level or for a career after by PhD supervisors across the world. research documents and original data; and the
in museums, libraries, management or the media. ability to synthesise concise and informative
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
This interdisciplinary programme is taught mainly material produced for a variety of audiences.
honours degree (or international equivalent)
in the School of Earth Sciences, along with some
in geology, biological sciences, environmental The first part of the programme comprises four
archaeology and biology units. You will engage in
sciences, archaeology, anthropology, or a related core units which all students take, and a number
current debates in evolutionary biology, systematics
discipline. Previous professional experience of optional units from which students may choose.
and palaeobiology.
or qualifications can also be put forward for These units are taught through lectures, practicals
You will learn how to analyse problems consideration as equivalent to the academic and supervised independent research. Research
quantitatively, and design experimental entry requirements given above. These will be training through supported research activity and
approaches to resolving questions in considered on a case-by-case basis. skills development is included. One of the optional
macroevolution and in the study of ancient units is a two-week field trip to Guatemala. The
organisms. First-hand training in research MSc Volcanology final part of the programme consists of a research
methods in palaeobiology involves laboratory This MSc examines the physical processes project, which involves self-directed original
techniques. In addition, you will learn a range of governing the behaviour of volcanoes. The research leading to a written thesis.
advanced skills throughout the programme, such programme is taught by leading scientists who
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
as computer software use, numeracy, planning are working at the cutting edge of research
honours BSc or MSci (or international equivalent) in
research, problem solving and communication into volcanoes, and will provide you with a
earth sciences, geographical sciences, chemistry,
skills. You will learn multimedia techniques, strong background for independent research to
physics, computer science, engineering,
including the presentation of palaeontological data PhD level or for a career in industry, the public
mathematics or another related subject. Previous
through talks, posters and formal written reports. sector or a non-governmental organisation.
professional experience or qualifications can also
A key aspect of the programme is preparing your The programme is designed to equip you
be put forward for consideration as equivalent to
projects for publication, and we provide continuing with knowledge of the physical processes of
the academic entry requirements given above.
support to ensure as many projects as possible volcanoes, including both sub-surface and
These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
are published in leading international journals. surficial behaviour, insights into important
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Economics
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Economics MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £7,600 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,000 FT
Economics MRes 1yr FT UK/EU £7,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,000 FT
Graduate Diploma in Economics Graduate 9 months UK/EU £8,800 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Diploma FT Overseas £16,800 FT
Economics, Accounting and Finance MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
(for full description, see pp56-57) Overseas £23,200 FT
Economics and Finance MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Economics, Finance and Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Economics Entry requirements: A first or good upper Entry requirements: A good MSc degree (or
This intensive one-year programme provides second-class honours degree in economics equivalent) in economics. Consideration may
a flexible and attractive set of units to those (or equivalent). also be given to students with exceptional
interested in applied research. Exit degrees, which academic performance at undergraduate level.
are based on optional units taken, provide a distinct MRes Economics
choice of academic route – both for students who The MRes in Economics is an intensive one- Graduate Diploma in Economics
are interested in a research career and those who year taught programme that provides advanced This is a fast-track, nine-month programme
want further training at postgraduate level but do training in economics and econometrics. It is that provides rigorous training in core skills in
not intend to become academic researchers. designed for students who are interested in going analytical economics and econometrics, as well
on to further study at PhD level, and emphasises as allowing some specialisation in selected areas
The programme will provide you with a sound
the knowledge and skills needed for PhD of the subject. It is intended for graduates whose
basis for further study or your future career – not
research. The programme may also be suitable for first degree did not focus on economics. It is a
only in economics, but also in a wide range of
anyone planning to work as an economist outside free-standing qualification, enabling graduates
fields including finance, business management,
academia, but seeking a good technical training to seek employment in economics-related fields.
public service and teaching. You will study four
as a foundation for their later career. For graduates intending to pursue further study,
compulsory units in the first term and choose four
the programme is designed to meet entrance
from a selection of optional units in the second term. Core units cover mathematics for economics,
requirements for postgraduate programmes at
There are four available exit degrees, depending on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics
master’s level or higher.
the particular combination of units chosen: and research methods in economics. The final
• MSc Economics part of the MRes is a dissertation of up to 15,000 It would be ideal for someone who wanted
• MSc Economics (Macroeconomics) words, individually supervised by a member of to do an MSc in Economics and needed
• MSc Economics (Microeconomics) staff from the economics department. some undergraduate-level study as preparation
• MSc Economics (Economic Policy) (many of our students have gone on to do
The School of Economics, Finance and
master’s degrees or PhDs at Bristol or elsewhere),
There will be a dissertation element for all of the Management has an international reputation for
but can also be used as a stand-alone
above programmes. You will apply technical, research excellence. Faculty members in the
qualification for those who want an introduction
methodological and intellectual skills developed school regularly publish in top international journals
to quantitative economics.
over the programme to a piece of applied research and the school is expanding following substantial
devised in consultation with a supervisor. recent success in research funding applications.

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Three core economics units are taken from the MSc Economics, Finance and Management
school’s undergraduate programmes. You must This programme aims to take graduate students
also select two specialised units from a list of with only a limited knowledge of economics,
options that includes both second- and third- management and/or finance and provide them
year undergraduate units, and students must with an understanding of the key concepts
choose at least one third-year unit. and contemporary issues in the field.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class You will read and assess the current literature
degree (or international equivalent). Entrance in the main areas of economics, management
qualifications must include a significant and finance and form independent, informed
mathematical/statistical component, either at judgements about it. You will then plan and
degree level or a minimum of grade A at A-level embark on a programme of independent
Mathematics (or equivalent). research (under appropriate supervision),
undertaking a thorough literature review in a
MSc Economics and Finance prescribed topic area or analysing economic,
This programme is designed particularly for management or financial data and relating
students who have an appropriate degree and the results to theory.
want to expand their career options by building
After completing four core units, you will choose
their expertise in finance. You will develop
one optional unit from each of the key subject
your understanding of economic theory and
areas of economics, finance and management
econometrics, including recent advances in the
and a fourth option from the entire range
subject, and acquire a solid understanding of
on offer.
finance theory and its applications to financial
markets and corporate finance. The final part of the MSc is a project-based
dissertation of up to 15,000 words. A choice
There are four core units and you must also
of dissertation subject areas is provided and
choose four units from a list of options. The final
you choose your specific topic from one of
part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation
these broader areas. Many of the dissertations
of up to 15,000 words.
are literature-based and you will be expected
The programme provides excellent preparation to acquire and use literature search skills for
for careers in investment management, financial a range of electronic and traditional sources.
research, trading, consulting and corporate
The School of Economics, Finance and
finance, and for further academic study
Management aims to provide excellence in
in finance.
teaching and learning within a stimulating
Entry requirements: A first or good upper research environment. Previous graduates
second-class honours degree (or equivalent have gone on to more specialised studies,
qualification) in economics, finance, while others have progressed to employment,
mathematics or similar discipline. with the banking and accounting/consulting
sectors being particular favourites.
Entry requirements: A first or good
upper second-class honours degree (or
equivalent qualification) that demonstrates
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Education
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Education MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Leadership and Policy) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Learning, Technology and Society) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Mathematics Education) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Neuroscience and Education) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Policy and International Development) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Special and Inclusive Education) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education (Teaching and Learning) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education Management (Bristol) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Education Management (Hong Kong) MSc 2-5yrs PT Fees payable to City ed-edd-hk@bristol.ac.uk
University Hong Kong
Educational Research MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,500 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) PGCE 1yr FT UK/EU £9,500 FT† ed-pgce@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,500 FT
Psychology of Education BPS MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,500 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,750 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Teaching English to Speakers of Other MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,000 FT ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk
Languages (TESOL) 2-3yrs PT UK/EU £4,000 2yrs PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of
Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees. †Please note that the total cost of this programme is the same as the cost of an undergraduate
degree programme, which is currently set at £9,500 per year for UK/EU students. Should the undergraduate fee increase in future, the PGCE fee will also increase. Check our website for
up-to-date fees.

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MSc Education MSc Education (Leadership and Policy) creative technologists, and those who support
The MSc Education enables students to design The Leadership and Policy pathway will help you informal learning settings such as museums
a tailored programme of study suited to their develop the theoretical knowledge and skills to lead and public spaces.
cultural and learning needs. Students on this quality improvement and promote social justice
The pathway will provide you with a firm
programme will be able to specialise and receive within organisations. You will critically engage
foundation for developing your career in
awards in one of the following disciplinary areas: with ideas and practices related to leading and
teaching, education leadership, research or
• Leadership and Policy managing organisational change and educational
learning technology. You will develop an in-depth
• Learning, Technology and Society effectiveness. The programme is designed for
understanding of socio-technical change and the
• Mathematics Education professionals with, ideally, some experience in
uses of digital technologies to support educational
• Neuroscience and Education education as a teacher, administrator, university
initiatives in a wide variety of settings. In addition,
• Policy and International Development lecturer or early-years practitioner.
the pathway will prepare you to undertake further
• Psychology of Education
The programme attracts a diverse cohort research in this rapidly developing field. This
• Special and Inclusive Education
of professionals, who bring their unique pathway is taught in an international centre of
• Teaching and Learning.
perspectives and experience to our highly excellence in teaching, research and educational
These specialisms will be shown on your award, for interactive teaching and learning environment. technology. The tutors on the course are world-
example MSc Education (Leadership and Policy). Graduates from the programme have gone on class academics with excellent research records
to become education ministers, advisers, school in the fields of education, technology and society.
Alternatively, students can design their own
leaders and university-based researchers, and
pathways by opting not to specialise. Core Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate
to lead training within business organisations.
units can be taken from across the different honours degree (or equivalent) and normally
specialisms and from our bank of optional units Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate some appropriate professional experience, which
to build a tailored programme of study, resulting honours degree (or international equivalent) may include voluntary work or internships, as well
in an award of MSc Education. and, normally, some appropriate professional as paid employment.
experience, which may include voluntary work
We offer academic and personal development
as well as paid employment. MSc Education (Mathematics Education)
opportunities to equip you for the intellectual,
This programme is designed for UK and
social and personal challenges you will
MSc Education (Learning, Technology international mathematics teachers and other
encounter during your career. Our overarching
and Society) professionals working in mathematics education,
goal is to enable our education graduates to
Socio-technical changes create a wide range from primary schools to post-16 education. You
display the following characteristics:
of challenges and opportunities for educators will be supported in integrating the theory and
• equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence
and those who support learning around the practice of teaching and learning mathematics by:
and distinctiveness in their chosen field;
world. Digital technologies (such as credit- • being an active researcher of your own and
• visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective
card sized computers, digital games, artificial others’ practice, including reworking your
and creative;
intelligence, massive online open courses, own practice;
• high ideals and values, including a strong
robots, social media, and tangible technologies) • carrying out small-scale research projects, one
sense of social justice;
are increasingly becoming embedded in our of which can act as a pilot project for the major
• possessing highly employable throughout
societies and being used for a wide range of work of your dissertation;
the world;
purposes in educational settings. • engaging with research literature, especially
• adaptable, with the potential to be a leader
the current journals and activity of the
in work and in the community. This pathway is designed for those who wish
International Group for the Psychology of
to take a critical perspective on the use of
Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate Mathematics Education;
technology in diverse educational settings. It is
honours degree (or international equivalent) and • engaging with new developments in teaching
suitable for people with a variety of educational
some appropriate professional experience, which and learning mathematics;
backgrounds and experiences, including
may include voluntary work or internships, as • updating your mathematics knowledge;
teachers and lecturers,
well as paid employment.

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• writing assignments that show the emergence and research studies, leading to the major work the global governance of education, including
of a theoretical frame, presenting a literature of your dissertation; civil society, international non-governmental
search and developing ideas from a seminar; • carrying out assignments that encourage written, organisations, development agencies and
• becoming confident with presentation, graphical and oral communication of your ideas; commercial bodies.
argumentation, research and ICT skills. • becoming part of a broader community of
The pathway develops skills for using international
study and research in the field of neuroscience
The course has been recognised as excellent and comparative research, both in education and in
and education, though lectures, seminars,
by the National Centre for Excellence in the analysing education policy. You will be supported to
tutorials and workshops;
Teaching of Mathematics. develop your own reasoned position and distinctive
• becoming confident with argument and
critical voice for commenting on education policy
Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate discussion in the field of neuroscience
and education’s role within social development
honours degree (or international equivalent) and education.
at international, national and local level. You will
and normally some appropriate professional
The programme also provides an excellent have access to first-class library and information
experience. This could include professional
foundation for further research studies (eg at services, allowing you to study the specific
mathematics teaching experience, working as
PhD level) involving the ideas and methods ideas, issues, initiatives and policies that you
a learning support assistant for mathematics, or
of neuroscience in areas related to education. are interested in.
visiting mathematics classrooms as a researcher.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate
MSc Education (Neuroscience and undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent). honours degree (or equivalent).
Education)
Neuroscience is beginning to influence education MSc Education (Policy and International MSc Education (Special and
across the world. This programme, which is offered Development) Inclusive Education)
on both a full-time and part-time basis, will provide The Policy and International Development pathway This programme focuses on inclusive practice.
you with the skills and understanding to integrate focuses on the relationship between education It is intended for teachers and other professionals
insights from neuroscience and education. policy and practice and international development. working with students who are experiencing
It probes the influence of global policy agendas barriers to learning and participation or other
The programme is suitable for teachers of all
on education and the contribution that education special educational needs, whether in mainstream
subjects and across all ages, including teachers
makes to social justice, economic growth and schools, special schools/units, colleges or early
of children with special needs, educational
sustainable development. years settings.
psychologists, education managers and policy
makers. It is for those who want to enrich their In line with the sustainable development agenda, The programme is designed to help you develop
thinking and practice with insights about learning development is treated as an international issue your knowledge, understanding and critical skills
and development from the sciences of the mind and the pathway considers case studies from in analysing and evaluating current research,
and brain. countries around the world as well as from theory and practice. The programme will provide
within Bristol. It examines formal and informal you with opportunities to explore a range of
You will be supported in exploring this exciting
education through diverse institutions and areas, such as international developments in
and developing field through:
organisations, including schools, universities special/inclusive education, how to work with
• engaging with the most up-to-date research
and community organisations. and involve parents and children, and the
literature, including the latest findings arising
school’s role in promoting inclusion. You will also
from the sciences of mind and brain in areas The pathway takes a critical look at ideas about
look at a range of topics that arouse controversy
relevant to education (including reading, social development, such as human rights, the
and debate in the area of special needs.
mathematics, learning disorders, technology capability approach and peace building, and their
and creativity, along with many other areas); implications for education policy and practice. Please note that the MSc Education (Special
• becoming an active researcher who draws There will be opportunities to explore how and Inclusive Education) is designed for
on findings from neuroscience, psychology, educational theories and practice travel between professionals with some experience, either in
genetics and educational research; and are adapted to specific contexts. You will paid employment or as a volunteer.
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Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate This programme will help develop your PGCE Education (Secondary)
honours degree (or international equivalent) knowledge and understanding, prepare you The School of Education is an Ofsted
and normally some appropriate professional for further research and provide a foundation ‘Outstanding Provider’ and offers a one-year
experience, which may include voluntary work for developing your career in education and programme for graduates leading to the award of
as well as paid employment. associated disciplines. It is an opportunity for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
critical reflection on what you already know and Each year, we cater for approximately 200
MSc Education (Teaching and Learning) for discussion of new ideas and opportunities. students who are training to teach in secondary
This pathway provides you with the opportunity schools. We partner with about 60 local schools
This programme is delivered in Bristol and
to build your own flexible programme. In common and colleges; student teachers spend two-thirds
Hong Kong. Once registered, students must
with other MSc Education students, you will of their PGCE year on placement in at least two
take units either in Bristol or Hong Kong and
take the compulsory research methods unit, schools. The School of Education also works with
cannot combine attendance between countries.
Introduction to Educational Inquiry, and write a four local school alliances supporting ‘School
dissertation. You can choose the rest of your Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate Direct non-salaried (with PGCE)’.
units from across the programmes offered by honours degree (or international equivalent)
We welcome applications from graduates with
the School. Your final choice of units will follow and a minimum of one year’s appropriate
a wide range of experience and backgrounds.
consultation with tutors in order to ensure that professional experience in education.
Usually, two-thirds of our students are graduates
your choice is as coherent and useful as possible,
of universities other than Bristol. The programme
as well as suiting your individual needs. MSc Educational Research
is approved by the National College for Teaching
The aim of the MSc in Educational Research
This programme is particularly suitable for and Leadership and leads to recommendation for
is to provide the methodological, analytical
those who already hold master’s-level credits Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
and practical expertise required to become
from a teaching qualification (eg PGCE) and
a competent educational researcher. This is In its February 2011 report, Ofsted stated that
who want to build on this foundation for their
an Economic and Social Research Council- Bristol recruited high-quality trainees with ‘suitable
professional development.
recognised programme, and one of the research attributes to develop into very effective teachers,
Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate training pathways that make up the South West who are easily employed both locally and further
honours degree (or international equivalent) Doctoral Training Partnership. afield’. Successful completion of the PGCE will
and normally one year’s appropriate give students 60 credit points at master’s level.
This MSc will appeal to applicants who are
professional experience, such as a PGCE
interested in developing a career in educational Entry requirements: All students are required
or teaching experience.
research, as well as professionals working in by the Department for Education to have at
education institutions or organisations that require least GCSE or ‘O’ level at grade C or 4 (if taken
MSc Education Management (Bristol)
research knowledge and skills. You will work after summer 2017) or an equivalent overseas
MSc Education Management (Hong Kong)
towards a master’s qualification, through six qualification in English and Mathematics; and
Our MSc in Education Management is
taught units (120 credit points) and a dissertation a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent
intended for high-achieving participants who
(60 credit points), to cover the required preparatory qualification, in a subject relevant to the proposed
are interested both in a variety of aspects of
training for a PhD application. It also provides main teaching subject.
management and policy and in how a greater
research training for PhD candidates, who are
knowledge and understanding of leadership
required to take four core units (80 credit points).
and management can enhance learning.
Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate
The programme is designed for individuals
honours degree (upper second-class honours
from diverse educational backgrounds and
or international equivalent) and relevant
establishments, and from other professions,
professional experience, supported by a referee.
united by a commitment to developing their
understanding of the theory, research, policy
and practice of management and leadership
in education.
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MSc Psychology of Education BPS MSc Teaching English to Speakers of


The MSc Psychology of Education (BPS) Other Languages (TESOL)
provides a master’s-level grounding in This flexible programme has been developed
psychology, paying particular attention to its for teachers and other TESOL professionals,
implications for education and other professional such as educational administrators, inspectors,
practice. It is available on a full-time or a part- materials or curriculum developers, assessment
time basis. After successfully completing the specialists and policy makers, as well as those
programme, you will be eligible to apply to planning to undertake doctoral study in TESOL
the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the or applied linguistics.
Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, and
The programme particularly values the
for the further professional training accredited
professional experience that participants bring
by the BPS.
to the course. It provides a learning context
Many students go on to careers in in which you can reflect on your professional
educational psychology, clinical psychology or practice, the policies and diverse contextual
neuropsychology, or engage in doctoral-level factors that frame it, the theoretical frameworks
research. Entry to all of these is very competitive, that inform it, and the research that exists or
but our MSc graduates have historically been could be conducted to substantiate or refute
very successful applying for EdD, DEdPsych, intuitive judgments.
PhD and DClinPsy courses.
Entry requirements: A UK undergraduate
After completing the MSc programme, you honours degree (or international equivalent) and
will typically spend at least a year building up a minimum of one year’s classroom teaching or
relevant experience, for example working with other relevant experience (eg as an education
pupils with special needs or vulnerable clients, director or curriculum developer, or a combination
before making a successful application to a of teaching and research experience).
professional training programme.
Entry requirements: An upper-second class
undergraduate honours degree in psychology
or a related discipline (or international
equivalent); and a minimum of one year’s
appropriate professional experience in settings
relevant to psychology and education such as
schools, support services for vulnerable young
people or special education.
Applicants for this programme are required
to demonstrate either a substantial academic
background (normally, at least 60 credits at
undergraduate level) in psychology, or that they
have obtained significant work experience in
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £5,350 PT
Overseas £21,100 FT
Biomedical Engineering MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Communication Networks and Signal Processing MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Image and Video Communications and MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Signal Processing Overseas £21,100 FT
Optical Communications and Signal Processing MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Wireless Communications and Signal Processing MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Engineering pages (pp46-47). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Advanced Microelectronic on providing you with a range of contemporary This programme allows you to gain expertise in
Systems Engineering design skills to supplement theoretical knowledge. this exciting field and covers both theory and
Bristol and the surrounding area host a thriving Lectures are accompanied by lab exercises in practical applications. You will acquire analytical
and world-renowned semiconductor design state-of-the-art industrial EDA software to give you tools and a broad physical knowledge of modern
industry. The microelectronics group at the valuable experience of a professional environment. engineering and science. This is combined with
University of Bristol has many collaborative a fundamental understanding of anatomical and
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
links with multinational companies in the physiological systems, and familiarity with recent
honours degree (or international equivalent) in
microelectronics industry. These organisations technological breakthroughs.
electrical and electronic engineering, computer
have identified a shortfall in graduates with the
systems engineering, or a related discipline Entry requirements: An upper second-class
necessary qualifications and professional skills
in engineering or the physical sciences, with honours degree (or international equivalent) in
to work in the sector, so this programme has
foundational knowledge in digital logic, computer engineering (preferably electrical, mechanical
been designed to meet this need.
architecture, digital and analogue transistor-level or computer science) or a subject related to
A range of taught subjects cover core topics, circuits, programming, and signals and systems. biomedical engineering.
such as advanced architectures and system
design using FPGA and DSP platforms, before MSc Biomedical Engineering MSc Communication Networks and
progressing to more specialised areas, such as Biomedical engineering is an emerging field Signal Processing
digital and analogue ASIC design, integrated in the UK that involves applying physical, This is a challenging one-year taught master’s
sensors and actuators, and mixed-signal chemical, mathematical, computer science degree focusing on advanced topics around
design. Changes are made periodically to and engineering principles to the analysis of communication networks (fixed and wireless) and
reflect important emerging disciplines, such as biological, medical, behavioural and health- related signal processing, including associated
electronics for the Internet of things, biomedical related problems. Biomedical engineers enabling technologies. It provides an excellent
applications and neuromorphic computing. develop innovative devices and procedures to opportunity to develop the skills needed for
help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. It careers in some of the most dynamic fields in
The programme offers you the opportunity to learn
relies on an in-depth understanding of science communication networks.
from experts in microelectronics, nanoelectronics
and engineering fundamentals, combined
and computer science. This allows you to start This programme builds on the internationally
with a broad knowledge of physiological and
working straight after your degree or continue recognised research strengths of the
anatomical systems.
your studies via a PhD. Special emphasis is put Communications Systems and Networks, High
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Performance Networks and Photonics research The programme builds on the research strengths The Photonics group at Bristol is a world leader
groups within the Smart Internet Lab. The groups of the Visual Information Laboratory and the in the new field of quantum photonics, with key
conduct pioneering research in a number of key Communication Systems and Networks Group successes in developing photonic crystal fibre light
areas, including network architectures, cross-layer at Bristol. Both groups are highly regarded for sources, quantum secured optical communications
interaction, high-speed optical communications combining fundamental research with strong and novel quantum gate technologies. The
and advanced wireless access. The programme industrial collaboration and their innovative programme is accredited by the Institute of
is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and research has resulted in ground-breaking Engineering and Technology, one of only a handful
Technology, one of only a handful of accredited technology in the areas of image and video of accredited programmes in the UK.
programmes in this field in the UK. analysis, coding and communications.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
You will carry out a substantial research project, This MSc provides in-depth training in design, honours degree (or international equivalent) in
starting during the second semester and analysis and management skills relevant to a numerate physical science or engineering
completed during the summer. This may be the theory and practice of the communication discipline. Candidates with a lower class of
based at the University or with industrial partners. networks industry. The programme is accredited degree, equivalent qualifications or relevant
by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, work experience may be admitted if they can
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
one of only a handful of accredited programmes demonstrate their potential for higher degree work.
degree (or an international equivalent) in a numerate
in this field in the UK.
physical science or engineering discipline.
MSc Wireless Communications and
Candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent Entry requirements: An upper second-
Signal Processing
qualifications or relevant work experience may be class degree (or international equivalent) in
This MSc covers a range of advanced topics
admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for a numerate physical science or engineering
related to wireless communications and
higher degree work. discipline. Candidates with a lower class of
communications-related signal processing,
degree, equivalent qualifications or relevant
including associated enabling technologies.
MSc Image and Video Communications work experience may be admitted if they can
and Signal Processing demonstrate their potential for higher degree work. It builds on the internationally recognised
Audiovisual experiences are key drivers, not just research strengths of the Communications
for entertainment but also for business, security MSc Optical Communications Systems and Networks group within the Smart
and technology development. Video accounts for and Signal Processing Internet Lab. This group conducts pioneering
about 80 per cent of all internet traffic and some This programme provides students with a research in a number of key fundamental and
mobile network operators have predicted that challenging range of advanced topics related to experimental work areas, including spatial
wireless traffic will double every year for the next optical communications systems and devices, channel measurements and predictions,
10 years. Visual information processing also plays and optics-related signal processing, including information theory, advanced wireless access
a major role in other industries, such as healthcare, associated enabling technologies. (cellular and WLAN) and RF technologies.
security, robotics and autonomous systems. The MSc provides in-depth training in design,
It builds on the internationally recognised
This challenging, one-year taught master’s degree research strengths of the Photonics and analysis and management skills relevant
covers a range of advanced topics in multimedia High Performance Networks research groups to the theory and practice of the wireless
signal processing and communications. These within the Smart Internet Lab. Optical fibre communications industry.
include the properties and limitations of modern communications form the backbone of all land-
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
communication channels and networks, based communications and are the only viable
honours degree (or an international equivalent)
alongside the coding and compression methods means to support today’s global information
in a numerate physical science or engineering
required for efficient and reliable wired and systems. Research at Bristol is contributing to
discipline. Candidates with a lower class
wireless audiovisual transmission. It provides the ever-increasing requirement for bandwidth
of degree, equivalent qualifications or relevant
students with an excellent opportunity to acquire and flexibility through research into optical
work experience may be admitted if they
the necessary skills to enter careers in one of the switching technology, wavelength conversion,
can demonstrate their potential for higher
most dynamic and exciting fields in ICT. high-speed modulation, data regeneration and
degree work.
novel semiconductor lasers.
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Chiara Watanabe
(MA Film and Television)
‘I was looking for a programme that
covers both film practice and studies
in the UK, and Bristol does both. Last
month, I finished an internship at Cannes
Film Festival, and now my dream is to
return there as a producer whose film is
chosen in the competition section.’

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Engineering
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Advanced Composites MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Engineering Mathematics MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,100 FT
Nuclear Science and Engineering MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT nuclear-msc@bristol.ac.uk
(for full description, see p101) Overseas £22,100 FT
Robotics MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £10,700 FT choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £5,350 PT
Overseas £21,100 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Engineering pages (pp46-47) or the Faculty of Science pages (pp52-53). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Advanced Composites MSc Engineering Mathematics systems. Robotics is increasingly prominent in a
Composite materials are increasingly replacing variety of sectors, from manufacturing and health
Engineering mathematics is the art of applying
traditional metallic components in several to remote exploration of hostile environments, and
mathematical and engineering principles to
industrial applications, such as aerospace in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems
complex, real-world problems across areas as
engineering, wind turbine blade manufacture that interact with people physically and socially.
wide-ranging as artificial intelligence, ecology,
and the automotive industry. This MSc provides
medicine, physics, social media and sustainability. This programme exposes you to a wide range
you with an in-depth theoretical understanding
of advanced engineering and computer science
and practical knowledge of advanced With this MSc, students are fully embedded
concepts, with the opportunity to carry out a
composite materials. It is based in the Advanced within an engineering faculty, benefiting from
practical robot project at the Bristol Robotics
Composites Centre for Innovation and Science unrivalled access to a broad range of industrial
Laboratory, one of the UK’s most comprehensive
(ACCIS), one of the world’s leading centres in collaborations and pioneering research. Spanning
robotics innovation facilities.
composite materials, which houses a number engineering, mathematics and computer science,
of state-of-the-art composites manufacturing this programme would suit graduates from any The programme is awarded and delivered jointly
facilities. ACCIS has strong industrial and related discipline who would like to become by the University of Bristol and the University of
research links with companies like Rolls-Royce, versatile at solving multi-disciplinary challenges. the West of England and therefore draws on the
Airbus, BAE Systems and GE Aviation as well combined expertise, facilities and resources of the
Graduates will be well placed to meet the
as government research labs such as the UK’s two universities. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory
increasing demand from the industrial, government
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, is a collaborative research partnership with
and service sectors for maths-savvy graduates
the European Space Agency and the US Army a vision to transform robotics by pioneering
who can work across traditional boundaries and
International Technology Centre. advances in autonomous robot systems that
drive high-tech innovation. From designing Formula
can behave intelligently with minimal human
Graduates from this programme could enter a One cars, to biomedicine, to the development of
supervision. Teaching for this programme
career in one of the rapidly growing composites- renewable energy technologies, our engineering
is delivered at both the University of Bristol
related industries, such as aerospace, marine, graduates go on to a wide range of exciting careers.
and the University of the West of England
automotive and wind turbine engineering, Entry requirements: An upper second-class campuses. Students attending the programme
materials testing/manufacturing or engineering honours degree (or international equivalent) in will be given free transport passes to travel
consultancy, or continue on to PhD study. an engineering discipline, computer science, between the two universities.
Entry requirements: A strong upper second- mathematics or a closely related field.
Entry requirements: An upper second-
class honours degree with a final average of
class honours degree in engineering, physics,
65 per cent or above (or international equivalent) MSc Robotics
mathematics or a related subject. Other disciplines
in an engineering discipline or in a closely This MSc will provide you with the ability to
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
related field. understand, design and implement modern robotic
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FACULTY OF ARTS

English Literature
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
English Literature MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT

For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA English Literature influential in contemporary research in literature.


The MA in English Literature allows you to As well as selecting from a range of more
deepen your passion for literature while specialised units, you will be given advice
developing the rigorous specialist skills essential and training on researching and writing a
to postgraduate-level research. With the 15,000-word dissertation.
help and support of a distinguished English
Students who have completed the MA
department, we aim to provide a stimulating and
programme in English Literature have been
challenging intellectual experience in a friendly,
successful in obtaining employment in the
supportive environment.
media, journalism, publishing, the theatre, arts
The programme offers three pathways, administration and various kinds of teaching, as
which build on the core research strengths well as in industry, commerce, law, computing,
of the department: accountancy, human resources and social work.
• Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Many English MA graduates continue their
• Romantic and Victorian Literature studies by taking up MPhil/PhD programmes.
• 20th-century and Contemporary Literature.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
If you wish to focus on a particular period you honours degree (or international equivalent) in
may follow a single pathway. Alternatively, if you English literature or a related subject. Non-
want to broaden your engagement with English traditional qualifications/routes may also
literature, you may choose a combination be considered.
of pathways and optional units. All students
are taught the specialist skills required for
postgraduate-level research and the practical
skills that academic life demands. Everyone is
expected to enter fully into the wider academic
community of the department and the University.
You will have the opportunity to develop your
interest in and knowledge of a range of English
literary texts, periods, genres, and conceptual,
theoretical and critical issues. You will be
introduced to the research techniques involved
in the scholarly study of English literature,
including textual editing, bibliography and
the study of the history of the book. You will
also develop expertise in and understanding
of various critical and theoretical approaches

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Film and Television
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Film and Television MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £18,000 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Film and Television formal analysis. You will have the option to learn
This distinctive and exciting programme the core skills of practical film making. These units
integrates film-making practice with textual will provide the foundation for optional units across
and historical approaches to the study of film the year, many of which will incorporate elements
and television. As a student on this innovative of intensive practice alongside more traditional
course, you will have the opportunity to learn critical and theoretical learning. In the second
the skills of film production, working intensively semester, you will gain knowledge of research
in small groups to explore aesthetic possibilities methods relevant to the field of film and television
and gain insights into the craft and industry of studies. This will provide you with the necessary
screen media. You will also engage with critical foundation to progress to the dissertation stage.
perspectives and develop high l­evel analysis
Optional units may vary but will draw on
skills. You will encounter a range of different
departmental expertise in integrated practice
research methods and be supported as you
research, writing, directing and production skills
progress to independent learning.
such as cinematography and editing, as well
The University of Bristol has more than 40 years’ as specialisms including animation, aesthetics,
experience in this field and the programme draws particular film or television genres and histories,
on the expertise of world-leading scholars, expert national cinemas, and documentary. You will also
practitioners and industry professionals. The be able to choose from a wider range of units
Department of Film and Television hosts a series available within the Faculty of Arts.
of research seminars and industry masterclasses
You will choose from three options for your
designed to enrich your studies. Facilities include
dissertation: taking up an industrial placement
a 200-seat cinema, a production studio, animation
(for which you will also produce a written
and edit suites, seminar rooms and sound rooms.
element); writing an extended essay on a film
Bristol is an excellent city in which to study film and/or television topic of your choice (perhaps
and television, with its varied cinema, television about a particular film/television programme or
and digital media spaces, such as the Arnolfini, a study of the film/TV industries); or producing
BBC Bristol, The Cube and Watershed Media a piece of practice either individually or in a
Centre. Bristol’s Harbourside is home to an team (usually a short film or a film essay) to be
array of film festivals, including the Encounters accompanied by individual written reflection.
Short Film and Animation Festival, the Slapstick All dissertation options will be supervised by
Festival and the Afrika Eye Festival. one or more academic advisers.
The programme has been designed to develop Entry requirements: An upper second-class
skills and knowledge cumulatively, while allowing honours degree (or international equivalent).
you the opportunity to tailor your learning to your Evidence of commitment to the academic study
specific areas of interest. In the first semester, you of film and television through methods including
will be taught the skills and techniques of written criticism, theory, practice and research.

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Geographical Sciences
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Climate Change Science and Policy MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,200 FT geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,100 PT
Overseas £19,800 FT
Environmental Policy and Management MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,200 FT geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,600 PT
Overseas £16,500 FT
Human Geography: Society and Space MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,200 FT geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,600 PT
Overseas £16,500 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Science pages (pp52-53) or the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Climate Change Science and Policy In phase two you will conduct an independent MSc Environmental Policy and Management
Concern about global environmental change investigation into a chosen topic, supervised This programme is aimed at talented
has never been greater. The University of by one of the academic team. The project is graduates seeking to develop or enhance their
Bristol’s MSc in Climate Change Science submitted as a paper and the main findings are expertise in the fields of environmental policy,
and Policy trains highly skilled graduates for presented in a research colloquium. management, protection and advocacy.
professional employment in the public and Through a demanding academic curriculum and
This innovative programme also allows you to
private sectors, academia, consultancies practice-based learning opportunities, students
develop a range of professional skills – including
and non-governmental organisations. develop the skills and knowledge needed for
presentation, project work, teamwork and
professional employment in the public, private
The programme is provided by the School communication – which will be invaluable in
and non-profit sectors.
of Geographical Sciences, ranked top in the your future career. The programme is closely
country in terms of world-class research linked to the renowned Cabot Institute, which The programme is provided by the School
(REF 2014) and one of only two UK geography brings together all of the University’s research of Geographical Sciences, the top-ranked
departments in the top category in every into the changing global environment across the geography department in the UK (REF 2014)
national research assessment. You will join our sciences, social sciences and engineering. and a highly regarded centre for research and
research groups in analysing four key areas teaching in environmental processes, systems
Previous graduates have gone on to work at a
of the science: and the social sciences. Staff in the school
wide range of employers after completing this
• climate change science and its links to policy have been directly involved in advising the
MSc, including environmental consultancy, the
and policy-makers; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the UK
• modelling of the Earth system, from simple and regularly engage with policymakers, industry
Met Office, as well as numerous PhD positions.
box models to complex climate models; and non-profit organisations at local, national
• remote sensing of the environment and GIS; Entry requirements: An upper second-class and international levels.
• understanding past climate change and honours degree (or international equivalent)
The programme is closely affiliated with the
making predictions of future change. in a scientific discipline, such as chemistry,
University’s Cabot Institute, which promotes
physics, engineering, mathematics, biology,
You will study a number of core units and, multidisciplinary research around global
earth sciences, geography, or environmental
between January and September, you will environmental change, and benefits from our
sciences. Previous professional experience
complete a research project. During phase one location in the city of Bristol, the 2015 European
or qualifications can also be put forward for
of the project, you will research background Green Capital and a vibrant hub of environmental
consideration as equivalent to the academic
material and develop basic practical skills, in activism and technological innovation.
entry requirements given above. These will be
preparation for the main phase of the project
considered on a case-by-case basis. The programme consists of six compulsory
starting in May. Feedback is given throughout
taught units and a dissertation project. Natural
this phase to develop your research skills.
scientists introduce students to fundamentals
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of climate science and the analysis of remotely the development of specialisms in historical –
sensed data. Taught units delivered by social cultural themes, postcolonial and decolonial
scientists provide training in areas such geographies, spatial modelling, and debates
as corporate governance, policy analysis surrounding affect and biopolitics. The
and statistical methods. In the module on programme is closely linked to the University’s
consultancy, students have the opportunity to Cabot Institute, which brings together
develop a range of practical skills through an multidisciplinary research into all aspects
extended team-based project of interest to of global environmental change.
an external partner organisation.
The MSc equips you for a career in high-
Students then complete a research dissertation level public research, business or the creative
of 15,000 words on an environmental topic industries, and provides an outstanding academic
of their choice, either independently or in training for prospective PhD students and for
partnership with an external organisation in the those seeking a master’s-level qualification.
public, private or non-profit sector.
Entry requirements: An upper
Each year, the School of Geographical Sciences second-class honours degree (or equivalent)
also provides financial support for an optional, in an appropriate subject.
self-organised field trip to a destination chosen
by students. Recent destinations have included
Berlin, Copenhagen, Riga and Amsterdam.
Our graduates have gone on to work in
environmental consulting, the civil service,
environmental management, conservation,
marketing and communications, and a range
of private companies in areas such as
sustainable housing and energy.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree (or equivalent).

MSc Human Geography: Society and Space


Human geography is a dynamic discipline
with profound influence on current debates in
the social sciences and humanities. Human
geographers focus on the relationships
between space and society, particularly the
interconnection between environment, place and
identity; knowledge; globalisation processes;
social justice; and a variety of other vital themes
relevant to the contemporary world.
This programme provides you with a rigorous
grounding in social theory and mainstream
debates and techniques in human geography.
It also offers a thorough training in qualitative
and quantitative methods. Options allow for
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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Health Sciences
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Health Sciences Research MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £5,500 FT healthsciences-mres@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,750 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Bench fee £4,000 (compulsory)†
Health Sciences Research MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £5,500 FT healthsciences-mres@bristol.ac.uk
(Translational Cardiovascular Medicine) 2yrs PT UK/EU £2,750 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Bench fee £4,000 (compulsory)†
Molecular Neuroscience MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £8,900 FT molneuro-msc@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £18,700 FT
Bench fee £2,000
(compulsory for lab work)
Perfusion Science MSc 2yrs PT UK/EU £3,900 PT perfusion-msc@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £9,700 PT
Bench fee £450 (payable in
year two only)
Reproduction and Development MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,900 FT (MSc) red-msc@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2yrs PT UK/EU £3,950 PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £19,300 FT (MSc)
Stem Cells and Regeneration MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,900 FT (MSc) stemcells-msc@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2yrs PT UK/EU £3,950 PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £19,300 FT (MSc)
Bench fee £2,000 (for optional
lab-based project)
Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals MSc, Dip & Cert: UK/EU £1,145 per 20-credit unit tlhp-office@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 1-3yrs PT; UK/EU £3,430 60-credit
PG Certificate MSc: A dissertation fee
further Overseas £3,185 per 20-credit unit
1-2yrs Overseas £9,555 60-credit
dissertation fee
Translational Cardiovascular Medicine MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,900 FT (MSc) socscardiology-msc@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2yrs PT UK/EU £3,950 PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £19,300 FT (MSc)
Bench fee £2,000 (for optional
lab-based project)
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Health Sciences pages (pp48-49). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees. †Please note that the total cost of this programme (tuition fee plus bench fee) is the same
as the cost of an undergraduate degree programme, which is currently set at £9,500 per year for UK/EU students. Should the undergraduate fee increase in future, the MRes fee will also
increase. Check our website for up-to-date fees.

MRes Health Sciences Research in research methodology, experimental design, research groups in either the Faculty of Health
This programme aims to provide you with statistical analyses and data interpretation. Skills Sciences or the Faculty of Life Sciences.
a firm foundation in biomedical research by training in verbal and written communication is Opportunities will be available in laboratory
enhancing your knowledge, understanding and also emphasised. or clinical-based investigations.
critical awareness of the scientific method and
The core of the programme is an eight-month The programme is suitable for medical, dental
practical experience in an area related to your
research project, conducted within one of the and veterinary students interested in pursuing a
interests. Taught units provide intensive training
University of Bristol’s internationally recognised research-intensive intercalation option after three

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years of study. It is also suitable for graduates dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to MSc Perfusion Science
in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and have successfully completed year three before This programme addresses both academic
bioscience subjects who wish to develop their they can be considered for this programme. and professional requirements: it integrates
research skills. Graduates of these professional clinical academic knowledge and understanding with
programmes are also eligible to apply. Graduates both the needs of the working professional
Entry requirements: Applicants intercalating
in a biological or related science or medical clinical perfusion scientist and the demands
from the professional programmes of medicine,
subject will normally be expected to hold an of professional registration with the Society
dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to
upper second-class honours degree of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain
have successfully completed year three before
(or international equivalent). and Ireland (SCPS).
they will be considered for this programme.
Graduates of these professional programmes It will develop your interest in and knowledge and
MSc Molecular Neuroscience
are eligible to apply. Graduates in a biological or understanding of perfusion science. Successful
The programme provides intensive training
related science or medical subject will normally be completion of the programme will lead to
in the neurosciences as they relate to the
expected to hold an upper second-class honours accreditation as a clinical perfusion scientist
physiologic function and behaviour of the
degree (or international equivalent). by the SCPS.
organism. It builds on the broad research
strengths of recognised scientists, particularly The programme provides a firm theoretical
MRes Health Sciences Research grounding in the basic scientific principles and
in basic and clinical neuroscience, molecular
(Translational Cardiovascular Medicine) clinical applications of perfusion science. In
and cell biology, neuroendocrinology, behaviour,
This programme aims to provide you with a firm conjunction with work-based practical training,
neurodegeneration and psychopharmacology.
foundation in biomedical research methodology, this will provide you with the essential skills for
Guest lecturers from other universities bring
focused on translational cardiovascular medicine, employment or a further degree in this field.
their specialist and advanced knowledge to
by enhancing your knowledge, understanding, In addition, you will also be introduced to key
the programme.
critical awareness and practical research practical techniques that you will require as
experience in this area. The programme Throughout the programme, basic principles
a perfusion scientist.
provides a theoretical grounding in the scientific will be taught and illustrated in the context of
principles and clinical applications of translational various brain diseases, including psychiatric and Entry requirements: An upper second-class
cardiovascular medicine, as well as intensive neurodegenerative disorders. A practical and a honours degree (or, exceptionally, a lower
training in research methodology, experimental research project will give you valuable experience second-class honours degree) in a science or
design, statistical analyses, data interpretation in experimental neuroscience. Importantly, medicine-related subject. Applicants must have
and science communication. tutorials and presentations will also help to secured a clinical perfusion scientist trainee
develop your communication skills. position in Great Britain or Ireland.
The core of the programme is a six-month
research project, conducted within one of the The MSc will be of interest to those with a
MSc Reproduction and Development
University of Bristol’s internationally recognised medical training who want to diversify into
This innovative distance-learning programme
translational cardiovascular medicine research research, and to science graduates who wish
provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation
groups. Opportunities will be available in to develop their knowledge and skills before
in the areas of human reproduction and
laboratory or clinical-based investigations. embarking on a doctoral research programme.
development. The programme is designed to
While part-time study is available, this needs to
The programme is suitable for clinical and appeal to a wide range of postgraduate students,
be discussed with the programme director.
bioscience graduates who wish to develop their including scientists, nurses and clinicians.
research skills within this exciting field. It is also Entry requirements: An upper second-class Residential workshops will be held in Bristol,
suitable for clinical students interested in pursuing (or exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours comprising lectures and seminars, as well as
a research-intensive intercalation option after degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant case-based group work, practical sessions
three years of study. subject (eg a biological, health or related science and assessments. Each distance-learning unit
subject, medicine or psychology). comprises online tutorials and lectures, which
Entry requirements: Applicants intercalating
are assessed by essays and online questions.
from the professional programmes of medicine,

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Students on the programme come from a variety programme particularly appealing if you want to MSc Translational Cardiovascular Medicine
of countries and backgrounds; all have an interest combine full-time employment with study. This programme aims to develop your interest
in reproduction, infertility and development or in translational cardiovascular research and
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
wish to pursue careers in these areas. The vast medicine and equip you with an enhanced
(or, exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours
majority of our clinical students on the master’s knowledge, understanding and critical
degree in a relevant subject (science or medicine).
degree follow the programme for training awareness of the current approaches and
purposes – for progression and promotion in their emerging research in this area. The programme,
MSc Teaching and Learning for Health
chosen discipline, or as a foundation qualification which is delivered by clinicians and scientists,
Professionals
allowing them to specialise in IVF and infertility or provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic
This programme will help health professionals
obstetrics and gynaecology. scientific principles and clinical applications of
to develop their teaching skills, with a modular
translational cardiovascular medicine, and will
Our clinical graduates use their knowledge and unit structure that builds up to a postgraduate
help you to develop essential skills and prepare
skills to gain research skills to aid publication, certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc. The
for employment or a further higher degree in this
develop their medical practices and enhance their programme emphasises practical application
field. In addition, you will be introduced to key
expertise in reproductive medicine. Our science of educational methods and theory and the
practical techniques employed in this area.
graduates have used this master’s degree as a development of reflective, evidence-based practice.
springboard to non-clinical or clinical research, Students have the option to study by distance
There is a positive, student-centred approach
including PhD studentships, or to clinical/ learning or on campus. For distance learning
to teaching and learning. Interactive, small-
diagnostic positions, such as clinical embryology. students, two-week residential workshops
group teaching and the flexible, friendly support
will be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and
Entry requirements: An upper second-class received by learners are among the many
seminars as well as journal clubs, practical
honours degree (or international equivalent) in strengths of the programme, as well as the
sessions, visits to clinical sessions and
medicine, a biological or related science, nursing networking and contacts enjoyed by students
assessments. Campus-based students
or midwifery. in their future careers.
will attend lectures, seminars, journal clubs,
The certificate or diploma can be completed in visits to clinical sessions, tutorials and practicals
MSc Stem Cells and Regeneration
one year part-time, or spread over three years. in Bristol.
This innovative distance-learning programme
The Essentials route allows you to gain 30
is taught online and will provide you with Entry requirements: An upper second-class
master’s-level credits, from which point you can
knowledge and understanding in the highly (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours
progress to the certificate if you wish. Teaching
topical and exciting field of stem cell biology degree in a science or medicine-related subject.
takes place in Bristol and at other convenient
and regeneration. You will be guided from the
venues in the Severn Deanery area.
origins of this field through to its application (and
potential applications) in treating human disease, A qualification in medical education prepares the
covering the latest tools and technologies holder for roles educating the public in the UK
available for study in this area. Programme or abroad, and supporting students in the health
content is delivered by researchers active in professions or those in training grades.
the field, ensuring that the latest breakthroughs Entry requirements:
are communicated. Relevant first degree (or international equivalent)
Lectures, online discussions and assessments from a recognised institution with good final
are delivered over the internet. This offers grades; or a relevant professional qualification
you more flexibility than traditional campus- with at least three years’ full-time (or equivalent
based courses as you can study in your own part-time) professional experience.
environment. You will only be required to visit
Bristol for your formal examinations at the end of
the academic year. This distance-learning model,
together with a part-time study option, makes the
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History
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
History MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,400 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,700 PT
Overseas £16,600 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA History select three primary source-based seminar units


The MA in History offers you the opportunity to from a wide range of options.
explore a variety of approaches – intellectual,
In the third semester, you will write a primary
political, cultural, social and economic – across
source-based dissertation of up to 15,000
a broad chronological and geographical range.
words, supervised one-on-one by an academic
The programme provides a high degree of
in the department. You will identify the subject
choice across the department’s key areas of
for your dissertation in the spring, but most of
expertise, with particular strengths in:
the research is conducted over the summer.
• medieval and early modern history;
The dissertation is submitted in mid-September.
• contemporary British and European history;
• imperial, global and transnational history; Students who completed the MA in History
• public history. have taken up careers as history teachers,
as researchers in a number of different fields,
Given the wide range of research and teaching
as journalists, as image and data capture
in the department, we are confident you will find
assistants and in the heritage industry. A
units that reflect your own interests. Alternatively,
number of MA graduates have gone on to
you may prefer not to specialise, and instead
take an MPhil/PhD in History and develop
obtain a broad sense of historical subjects,
careers as research academics.
themes, debates and methodologies.
Another popular choice is to develop successful
The MA comprises six taught units and
careers in fields such as public relations,
a research dissertation. Teaching on the
accountancy, fund management and the law
programme moves from lectures, through
by building on the transferable skills acquired
seminars, to one-on-one supervision. Likewise,
through master’s study. As a graduate of the
the focus develops from broader units, through
MA in History you can use Bristol’s Careers
more specialised ones, to your chosen
Service for free for up to three years after
dissertation topic.
you graduate.
You begin with a series of core and optional
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
units. All students take Academic Research and
honours degree (or equivalent) in an arts,
Writing and Approaches to History – core MA
humanities or social sciences discipline.
units that enable you to develop critical
Non-traditional qualifications/routes may
research skills and approaches that underlie the
also be considered.
later assessments.
You also choose a further unit from a wide range
of Lecture Response Units (interactive units
that combine seminar and lecture elements) on
subjects that span the period from 1000 to the
present. In the second teaching block, you will
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History of Art
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
History of Art MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA History of Art You will study two core units and then select
The Department of History of Art offers a broad- four optional units. Part-time students study
based master’s programme, which allows you the core units in the first year and stagger
to study a range of periods and approaches their optional units across the two years of
before specialising for your dissertation. The MA the degree. The research component of the
draws on the research strengths of all members programme is written over the summer and
of the department, which includes specialists in is submitted in September.
medieval, Renaissance and modern art.
Students who have completed the MA
We aim to help you develop an informed programme in History of Art have gone on
understanding of the main strands of art history, to careers as journalists, art consultants,
as practised in Europe and North America. We buying and marketing executives, and
also offer curatorial units in collaboration with gallery assistants.
external museum partners, through which you
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
will learn to research and catalogue museum
honours degree (or international equivalent).
collections and to mount exhibitions.
Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also
Our students are drawn from a variety of be considered.
backgrounds. Some have undergraduate
degrees in art history, others do not, and some
are working artists. Studying for this MA is a
chance to become part of a thriving academic
community, with a sizeable and close-knit
student body and a lively programme of
research and social events.

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Innovation
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £9,500 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £20,300 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship In the second teaching block you will explore
Do you want to change the world? Our innovation solutions for a real-world client, iterating to
programmes will set you on your way. develop an unexpected range of possibilities and
creating prototypes to test with real customers
The innovators of the 21st century will bring
or users. You will learn about different kinds of
together arts, science, engineering, humanities
enterprise, how to explore your ideas from a
and enterprise to deliver innovative products,
business or social perspective, and how to place
services and ways of living. They will be team
them in the appropriate context. You will find out
players, with a breadth of skills enabling them
how to assess the feasibility, sustainability and
to work across specialisms and cultures. They
desirability of a proposed venture, how to create
will be designers and entrepreneurs, and have
business plans and how to assess whether your
a passion for style, efficiency and sustainability.
ideas will work, whether they are viable,
Bristol’s innovation programmes are for people
or whether anyone will want them.
who want to pursue their subject specialism in
a way that enables them to apply it. In your final project over the summer, you will
work in teams to pull together all you have learned
We want to educate a new generation to
to create and trial a prototype for an innovative
create and grow innovative companies and
product or service, or a social innovation. Your
social enterprises. The MSc in Innovation and
team may contain staff and external partners, as
Entrepreneurship aims to develop the high-level
well as students. You will put together a detailed
skills and critical competencies you will need for
enterprise plan to accompany your prototype,
successful innovation and entrepreneurship.
including market analysis, intellectual property
You will start by learning to work in teams and searches, resource profiles, financial plans, user
finding out about both design thinking and testing and clear opportunities for investment.
systems thinking. This combination can deliver
You may graduate as a member of a new venture
a holistic understanding of a genuine problem or
that you and your fellow students have created.
need and generate ideas that will transform both
Or you may decide to create your own enterprise
the system and the lives of users, while ensuring
or join an existing one. Whatever you choose, you
the new system is sustainable.
will be able to hit the ground running, building on
You will work in multidisciplinary teams to take your entrepreneurial and innovation experience.
on a series of innovation and entrepreneurial You will soon have the satisfaction of seeing your
challenges. You will also learn to create innovations work starting to make an impact – and ultimately
to meet real human needs, understanding your changing the world.
target audience and the issues facing them and
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
developing ideas for possible solutions. You will
honours degree (or equivalent), references, a
gain insight into the technological, social and
suitable personal statement and an innovation
political influences on design and innovation,
pitch. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may
drawing on case studies of success and failure
also be considered.
to help you think about future opportunities.
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Lauren Cole (MA History)


‘Studying for a master’s at Bristol has
normalised the notion of postgraduate
research study for me. I have found
the academics at Bristol to be hugely
encouraging and supportive of moving on
to postgraduate research, always willing to
discuss ideas and the practicalities of it. I now
feel confident that I can make postgraduate
research study my next step.’

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International Development
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Development and Security MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
East Asian Development and the Global Economy MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
International Development MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Development and Security MSc East Asian Development and the MSc International Development
This innovative programme explores the link and Global Economy This programme is designed for anyone
tensions between development and security This programme allows students to explore the involved in conceptualising or administering
concerns in theory and practice. Specifically, it development of East Asia within the wider policies for a sustainable and substantial level
builds on the unique combination of expertise context of global economy and development. of development in the world’s poorer countries.
and experience in the School of Sociology, You will examine the opportunities, challenges It is especially suitable for those already involved
Politics and International Studies to: and strategic issues created for international in planning development strategies, currently
• examine the nature of violent conflict in the business by the further growth and regional working for non-governmental organisations in
world today and the international community’s economic integration in East Asia. You will also the development field or planning for a career
response to it; investigate the developing patterns of trade in development.
• locate this analysis in a comprehensive within East Asia and between East Asian nations
The programme combines an intellectual and
theoretical understanding of wider and other regions of the world. In addition,
academic approach with policy-oriented and
development and security studies, debates you will gain core theoretical knowledge and
empirical studies of development. It addresses
and controversies, particularly in relation to understanding of development and international
three separate, but related, facets of the
evolving patterns of global governance; political economy.
development process:
• explore these issues and dilemmas through
Students on this programme will take a • analysing what development means;
contemporary, empirical case studies.
combination of mandatory and optional taught • studying the processes of planning (external
Bristol graduates are in high demand and units within the School of Sociology, Politics and aid, regional disparities, environmental factors,
have an excellent record of employment International Studies. Each is delivered within poverty and industrialisation);
following graduation. Students of the School one of two 12-week teaching blocks and • examining how development policies may
of Sociology, Politics and International Studies’ assessed by an essay (or equivalent form of be delivered and administered, analysing the
MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and written submission). This is followed in the importance of effective political and bureaucratic
interesting careers. Many sectors – such as the summer term by a dissertation. structures, and evaluating the contributions of
civil service, NGOs and charities – require an NGOs and other external bodies.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
MSc and some volunteer/internship experience.
honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Entry requirements: An upper second-class
Graduates from our programmes have gone on to
honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam,
Degrees from all disciplines are considered.
Amnesty International, government departments
and the European Parliament, among others.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree (or equivalent). Degrees from all
disciplines are considered.
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Law
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Commercial Law LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
European Legal Studies LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
General Legal Studies LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Health, Law and Society LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Human Rights Law LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
International Commercial Law LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
International Law LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
International Law and International Relations LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Labour Law and Corporate Governance LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Law and Globalisation LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Public Law LLM 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £17,100 FT
Law MA 2yr FT; UK/EU £8,400 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
4yrs PT UK/EU £4,200 PT
Overseas £16,000 FT
Socio-Legal Studies MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,700 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,350 PT
Overseas £15,300 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

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The University of Bristol LLM offers a variety of LLM European Legal Studies not proceed to part two until you have passed
possibilities to study law at an advanced level and The European Union has never been more part one.
the opportunity to specialise in particular areas. topical; as the UK prepares to leave the EU,
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
There are a number of specialist programmes we offer units that explore the hotly contested
honours degree in law or a degree with an
enabling you to study a set of related units that, legal issues surrounding the free movement
adequate law component (or international
together, provide a more in-depth knowledge of goods and people within Europe, and the
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
and understanding of those themes. Alternatively, creation and enforcement of standards (for
currently accepted. Previous or professional
you can opt for a broader and more general set example, in competition and environmental law).
experience is not required.
of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged
In the first part of the programme, you will
to explore at a deeper level your chosen areas of LLM Health, Law and Society
choose four units from a list of European legal
law and to see how those legal fields operate in This distinctive LLM programme examines how
studies options, or three units from the list and
different contexts, considering the relevant issues to approach some of the greatest challenges and
a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM
theoretically and practically and from a range of opportunities for law and policy as mechanisms to
programmes, or two units from the list and two
perspectives. The main style of learning will be address health and wellbeing. It looks at questions
from the LLM in International Law. Assessment is
through lectures and seminars. including reproductive justice, social and mental
by examination and/or essay. In the spring term,
you will choose a dissertation topic from the field health and wellbeing, health inequalities, and the
LLM Commercial Law diverse roles of social and political institutions in
of European legal studies for approval by the Law
The Commercial Law programme offers you shaping health, law and society.
School. After passing part one of the programme,
an opportunity to engage in intensive study of
you start work on your dissertation for submission
specialist commercial and industrial topics. You It therefore goes beyond traditional courses on
by September. You must pass both parts to
may wish to concentrate on European commercial healthcare law to look at the relationships between
obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two
issues, international trade or aspects of domestic law, governance and health across society and
until you have passed part one.
commerce. It provides a solid foundation for governmental sectors. Students will enjoy the
anyone wishing to enter the legal professions, Entry requirements: An upper second-class opportunity to study wide-ranging questions
aspiring to a career in business and finance or honours degree in law or a degree with an concerning the impacts of law, regulation, policy
planning to become an in-house lawyer. adequate law component (or international and practice on health and wellbeing.
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
In the first part of the programme, you will choose The attraction and utility of this LLM lies in both
currently accepted. Previous or professional
four units from a list of commercial law topics, or its subject coverage and the range of transferable
experience is not required.
three units from the list and a further unit from any skills it promotes. It would be of benefit in
of our other specialist LLM programmes. These many different practical settings and careers.
LLM General Legal Studies
units will be assessed by examinations and/ It is suitable for students working or planning
This programme offers one of the widest choices
or essays. In the spring term, you will choose a a career in policy, healthcare management,
of units available in any UK postgraduate law
dissertation topic from the field of commercial law health regulation (including at local authority
programme. You may choose four units from
for approval by the Law School. After passing part level), healthcare and social care provision, legal
any that are offered within our specialist LLM
one of the programme, you start work on your practice, public health, advocacy, NGOs, special
programmes. The programme gives you a chance
dissertation for submission by September. You must interest groups or legal/policy research.
to explore a broad range of legal areas and opens
pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not You will be taught by leading academics
doors to a variety of legal and other careers, both
proceed to part two until you have passed part one. who combine internationally recognised
within the UK and further afield.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class research profiles with wide experience
In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation
honours degree in law or a degree with an within organisations responsible for policy
topic within the field of your LLM programme for
adequate law component (or international development, professional regulation and
approval by the Law School. After passing part
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not social advocacy. The programme includes core
one of the programme, you start work on your
currently accepted. Previous or professional teaching in health law and governance, along
dissertation for submission by September. You
experience is not required. with specialist units.
must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may
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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

Entry requirements: Applicants are expected trade. The programme will appeal both to for submission by September. You must pass both
to hold an upper second-class honours degree students from outside the UK and to students parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to
(or equivalent professional experience) in who wish to combine their areas of specialism. part two until you have passed part one.
disciplines associated with the focus of the Entry requirements: An upper second-class
In the first part of the programme, you will choose
programme. A degree in law is not a prerequisite. honours degree in law or a degree with an
four units from a list of international commercial
law options, or three units from the list and a adequate law component (or international
LLM Human Rights Law
further unit from any of our other specialist LLM equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
This programme offers a range of units suitable
programmes. These units will be assessed by currently accepted. Previous or professional
both for those with some previous knowledge
examinations and/or essays. In the spring term, experience is not required.
of human rights law and for those seeking an
you will choose a dissertation topic from the field
introduction to specific human rights law issues. LLM International Law and International
of international commercial law for approval by
Units cover the traditional fields of human rights Relations
the Law School. After passing part one of the
law (eg International Law and Human Rights) and The LLM in International Law and International
programme, you start work on your dissertation
more specialist areas (eg Employment Rights, Relations is an exciting programme for students
for submission by September. You must pass both
International Law of Labour and Welfare Rights, looking to pursue a career in international
parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to
and Migration Law). non-governmental organisations, government
part two until you have passed part one.
In the first part of the programme, you will choose departments and international firms, or as
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
four units from a list of human rights law options, international consultants.
honours degree in law or a degree with an
or three units from the list and a further unit from It is a specialist programme that enables you
adequate law component (or international
any of our other specialist LLM programmes. to combine units provided by both the Law
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
These units will be assessed by examinations School and the School of Sociology, Politics and
currently accepted. Previous or professional
and/or essays. In the spring term, you will choose International Studies to create an exceptional
experience is not required.
a dissertation topic from the field of human rights programme of study. The LLM in International
law for approval by the Law School. After passing Law and International Relations encourages
LLM International Law
part one of the programme, you start work on an integrated theoretical and interdisciplinary
The International Law LLM programme offers a
your dissertation for submission by September. approach to issues of international regulation
range of units, which will be suitable both for those
You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and governance, so you can build a deep
with some previous knowledge and for those
and may not proceed to part two until you have understanding of how one discipline informs
seeking an introduction to specific international law
passed part one. the other. The programme covers the general
issues. The units are mainly in the field of public
Entry requirements: An upper second-class international law, although private international methods, scope and theories of international law
honours degree in law or a degree with an law issues can be explored through International and international relations and allows for further
adequate law component (or international Commercial Litigation, Arbitration or many of the specialisation within these broad fields.
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not other commercial law units.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
currently accepted. Previous or professional honours degree (or international equivalent) in
In the first part of the programme, you will choose
experience is not required. law or politics, or another relevant discipline.
four units from a list of international law options,
or three units from the list and a further unit from Recognised Prior Learning is not currently
LLM International Commercial Law
any of our other specialist LLM programmes, accepted. Previous or professional experience
The International Commercial Law programme
or two units from the list and two from the LLM is not required.
will enable you to engage in intensive study of
in European Legal Studies. These units will be
specialist international and commercial topics. LLM Labour Law and Corporate Governance
assessed by examinations and/or essays. In the
The international law units can be chosen from The Labour Law and Corporate Governance
spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic
topics within the field of private international law LLM offers a range of units for students planning
from the field of international law for approval by
and the content of commercial law units includes to specialise in employment and company law
the Law School. After passing part one of the
an international element, such as international
programme, you start work on your dissertation matters. It examines labour law and corporate
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governance from both an economic and by September. You must pass both parts to obtain in only 21 months, rather than the three years
socio-political perspective. The units cover the an LLM and may not proceed to part two until you it would normally take to obtain an LLB. The
international legal framework, trade, employment have passed part one. programme is structured to cover the foundation
and human rights, taking both a practical and a areas of legal knowledge and to develop your core
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
theoretical view. The programme opens doors to legal skills, while providing an opportunity for further
honours degree in law or a degree with an
a wide variety of future careers in law, finance and specialist study. The MA in Law is recognised by
adequate law component (or international
global governance. the Law Society and the Bar Council as a qualifying
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
law degree for practice in England and Wales, and
In the first part of the programme, you will choose currently accepted. Previous or professional
is recognised in other jurisdictions.
four units from a list of labour law and corporate experience is not required.
governance options, or three units from the list There are four core units in year one, which
and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM Public Law are assessed by examination and/or essay.
LLM programmes. These units will be assessed The Public Law LLM programme explores issues in There are also Introduction to Law lectures and
by examinations and/or essays. In the spring public policy and the law. It focuses particularly on seminars at the beginning of the degree. Year two
term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the relationship between the pressures that operate includes three core units plus a further optional
the field of labour law for approval by the Law within particular areas of public policy, and the role unit of your choice.
School. After passing part one of the programme, of law in setting the framework for decision-making
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
you start work on your dissertation for submission and as a tool for achieving policy goals.
honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in
by September. You must pass both parts to In the first part of the programme, you will any discipline.
obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two choose four units from a list of public law
until you have passed part one. options, or three units from the list and a MSc Socio-Legal Studies
Entry requirements: An upper second-class further unit from any of our other specialist This programme develops your knowledge and
honours degree in law or a degree with an LLM programmes. These units will be understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to
adequate law component (or international assessed by examinations and/or essays. In the study of law and legal phenomena. It provides
equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not the spring term, you will choose a dissertation sound research training for students planning for
currently accepted. Previous or professional topic from the field of public law for approval a PhD or a career in socio-legal research through
experience is not required. by the Law School. After passing part one the study of different research methodologies
of the programme, you start work on your across the social sciences and law. You will
LLM Law and Globalisation dissertation for submission by September. pursue independent, in-depth study of socio-legal
The Law and Globalisation LLM programme You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM topics, and engage in lively debates in a thriving
examines the international legal framework, trade, and may not proceed to part two until you research culture across social sciences and law.
employment and human rights, from both a have passed part one. A range of units is offered, suitable for graduates
practical and a theoretical perspective. It is suitable from any discipline who have an interest in
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
for those who want to explore these issues from a the way law works (or fails to work) in society.
honours degree in law or a degree with an
broad economic and socio-political perspective. Methods of assessment may include essays,
adequate law component (or international
presentations and/or written examinations,
In the first part of the programme, you will choose equivalent). Recognised Prior Learning is not
depending on the optional subjects chosen,
four units from a list of law and globalisation currently accepted. Previous or professional
along with the dissertation.
options, or three units from the list and a experience is not required.
further unit from any of our other specialist LLM Entry requirements: An upper second class
programmes. These units will be assessed by MA Law honours degree (or international equivalent) in
examinations and/or essays. In the spring term, This programme is an accelerated, fast-track, law, social sciences or another relevant discipline.
you will choose a dissertation topic from the field senior status postgraduate degree in law. The A background in law is not essential as training
of law and globalisation for approval by the Law curriculum builds on the fact that you will have will be given during the programme. Recognised
School. After passing part one of the programme, already benefited from a university-level education Prior Learning is not currently accepted. Previous
you start work on your dissertation for submission by enabling you to acquire a qualifying law degree or professional experience is not required.
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Management
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Accounting, Finance and Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
(for full description, see p58-59) Overseas £23,200 FT
Economics, Finance and Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
(for full description, see p65-66) Overseas £23,200 FT
Management MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Management (Entrepreneurship) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Management (International Business) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Management (Marketing) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £12,100 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £23,200 FT
Social Science Research Methods (Management) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £6,800 FT efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £16,400 FT
Strategy, Change and Leadership MSc, MSc: UK/EU £6,600 PT (MSc) efim-scl@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2yrs PT Overseas £10,000 PT (MSc)
PG Certificate PG Dip:
Mar-Nov
PG Cert:
Sept-Feb
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Management to management to more philosophical and reflecting the quality of our research and its role
This is an intensive, one-year, master’s-level innovative approaches to the subject. Finally, in in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe
conversion programme for graduates from a the summer term, the dissertation provides an and globally.
wide range of subject backgrounds; it is not opportunity for independent research and in-
Entry requirements: A first or very good
necessary to have any prior academic or practical depth investigation into a topic area that you can
upper second-class honours degree
experience in business or management. It will adapt to reflect your interests and career choices.
(or equivalent qualification).
appeal to students who want to complement their
We aim to guide, teach and develop analytical
first degrees with wider business knowledge and MSc Management (Entrepreneurship)
and confident critical thinkers, who can apply
who aspire to management-level roles within their Our MSc in Management (with specialism
management techniques from a range of
chosen industry and profession. in Entrepreneurship) is an intensive one-year
disciplines. You will gain insight into the nature of
The programme is designed to give students management and the complexity of organisations programme that offers you a unique opportunity
a good grounding in management theory from a variety of viewpoints, and will be to develop your knowledge and understanding of
and practice across a range of subjects, armed with the relevant knowledge to apply small business enterprise and entrepreneurship,
with the opportunity to tailor subjects to your management theory to practice. while gaining a thorough grounding in the core
career goals. You will start by studying core theories and concepts that are central to a career
You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body in management. It will be of particular interest to
theories and concepts that are central to a
of staff and students and will be taught by graduates looking to start their own enterprise.
career in management, including finance and
experienced academics. Many staff are actively
accounting, organisational behaviour and You will start by studying management theory
engaged in conducting pioneering research at
strategic management. In term two you will gain across a range of core disciplines, including
international level, and our school was ranked
a deeper insight into management through a finance and accounting, organisational behaviour
sixth in the UK for its research impact (REF 2014),
range of choices from quantitative approaches and strategic management. In term two you will
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gain a deeper insight into entrepreneurship, then Entry requirements: A first or very good covers the philosophies underpinning the research
in the summer term the dissertation provides upper second-class honours degree process, ethical considerations and social theory.
an opportunity for independent research into a (or equivalent qualification). You will be encouraged to apply your methods
particular aspect of entrepreneurship. training to your substantive research interests.
MSc Management (Marketing)
Our programme is designed for graduates Entry requirements: An upper second-class
Our MSc in Management (with specialism in
of any discipline who aspire to a career in honours degree (or equivalent). Degrees from
Marketing) is an intensive one-year programme
management. It is not necessary to have any any social science discipline are considered.
that offers you a unique opportunity to explore
prior academic or practical experience in Work experience is not required.
your interest in marketing while gaining a thorough
business or management. However, you would
grounding in the core theories and concepts that
benefit from having an inquisitive mindset and MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership
are central to a career in management.
a genuine interest in interrogating research This practical master’s degree will give you a
in the field to develop your knowledge and You will start by studying management theory grounding in leading high-performing teams,
understanding for use in later practice. across a range of core disciplines, including managing change and developing robust strategic
finance and accounting, organisational behaviour direction. The programme has been designed so
Entry requirements: A first or very good
and strategic management. In term two you you can apply your knowledge from day one.
upper second-class honours degree
will gain a deeper knowledge and insight You will gain a broader perspective on the
(or equivalent qualification).
into marketing then, in the summer term, complexities within organisations and the issues
MSc Management (International Business) the dissertation provides an opportunity for affecting success and failure. It will help you to
Our MSc in Management (with specialism in independent research and links your studies to a understand how to enhance your own impact as
International Business) is an intensive one-year genuine investigation around a marketing theme. a leader, develop a deep understanding of how
programme that offers you a unique opportunity to to deal with change and uncertainty, and increase
Our programme is designed for graduates of any
develop a global perspective on your management your ability to think about organisational issues
discipline who aspire to a career in management
practice, while gaining a thorough grounding in and opportunities in different ways.
and/or marketing. You do not need any prior
the core theories and concepts that are central to academic or practical experience in business or The MSc enables you to build a strong network
a career in management. Due to the increasing management but you should have a curious and of like-minded professionals across a wide range
globalisation of organisations, work, our economy creative mind and a genuine interest in marketing. of sectors and can provide a foundation for
and society, this specialism will be relevant to any faster career progression. It is delivered through
future career, and particularly to graduates looking Entry requirements: A first or very good
intensive three-day teaching blocks, which have
to work for an international organisation. upper second-class honours degree
been designed to make a difference to your
(or equivalent qualification).
You will start by studying management theory professional practice month by month. There are
across a range of core disciplines, including finance no examinations and students are supported with
MSc Social Science Research Methods
and accounting, organisational behaviour and one-to-one supervision. The MSc can be gained
(Management)
strategic management. In term two you will gain in two years, and this is the most common route.
This programme provides comprehensive training
a deeper understanding of international business, It is also possible to work towards it in stages,
in the process of research conceptualisation,
then in the summer term the dissertation provides across three or four years.
design and operationalisation. It has been carefully
an opportunity for independent research focused formulated to reflect the training recommended Entry requirements: An upper second-class
on international business and management. by the Economic and Social Research Council honours degree or equivalent qualification, and
You do not need any prior academic or practical (ESRC). It is particularly suited for those seeking at least five years’ relevant work experience,
experience in business or management, but a career as a social science researcher or which should include significant managerial
you should have an international outlook and proceeding to a PhD in Management. responsibility. In exceptional circumstances,
a genuine interest in developing innovative and The programme delivers a theoretical and candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent
creative solutions to business problems with a practical grounding in the variety of qualitative and qualifications or relevant work experience may be
global perspective. quantitative data collection methods available and admitted if they can demonstrate their potential
in the principal methods of analysing data. It also for master’s-level work.
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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Mathematics
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Mathematical Sciences MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £8,900 FT pgsec-maths@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £20,800 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Science pages (pp52-53). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Mathematical Sciences Entry requirements: Applicants should possess


Our MSc in Mathematical Sciences is a flexible a first-class honours degree (or international
and challenging programme, taught by leading equivalent) in mathematics or a very closely
experts in the field. It allows you to develop a related subject (eg statistics, mathematical
wide range of mathematical techniques and gives physics). Professional experience or other
you a solid foundation for further research or qualifications are very unlikely to be relevant.
employment at the highest levels.
Under the guidance of an academic mentor, you
will be offered a choice of units spanning the
breadth of mathematics. There is a wide variety
of combinations of units and themes, allowing
you to add units from other schools to create
an MSc that closely matches your interests.
The taught element is followed by your chosen
research project, which is supervised by an
experienced research academic. You are also
encouraged to participate in the wider academic
life of the school, including research seminars,
reading clubs and social events.
The programme gives you the opportunity to
increase your understanding of mathematical
theory and equips you with fundamental skills
in the modelling and analysis of problems. Our
graduates are highly sought after by employers
for their strong analytical, communication and
organisational skills.

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Music
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Composition of Music for Film and Television MA 1yr FT UK/EU £8,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £18,500 FT
Music MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Composition of Music for Film The vibrant musical life of the Department of Music musicologists (including those on the Russian
and Television provides opportunities for student and professional Music and Medieval Music pathways), a minor
This programme provides professional training in performance, and we are located at the heart and a major recital for performers, or a portfolio
composition for screen media. Taught by staff and of one of the UK’s leading cities for broadcast, of compositions for composers.
guest composers from the professional world, you commercial and creative screen media.
The content of this MA programme relates closely
will develop a strong technological foundation in
Students who completed the MA in Composition to the research interests of the academic staff.
the subject, along with specialist understanding
of Music for Film and Television have taken
of television and screen scoring. Students who completed the MA in Music have
up careers as music composers, recording
gone on to careers as musicians, senior music
The MA is taught within our high-specification managers and compositing supervisors
assistants, organ scholars and self-employed
composition and recording studios, which have within animation studios.
composers. A number of MA graduates have
full-time technical support. Students are actively
Entry requirements: An upper second-class also become music teachers.
encouraged to build opportunities and networks,
honours degree (or international equivalent)
both within and beyond the University, for projects Entry requirements: An upper second-class
in music, plus experience as a composer,
in film, animation, documentary and more. honours degree (or international equivalent)
demonstrated by a portfolio of your music.
with suitable skills and experience in music.
In the first semester, you will study units
For further information on the required portfolio All applicants will be asked a series of subject-
introducing you to working and recording in
please visit bristol.ac.uk/music/study/ specific questions as part of the application.
studios, and focusing on TV and documentary
postgraduate/ma-cftv-portfolio. Non-traditional
work. You will also take one elective unit. In the Applicants for the Composition and Performance
qualifications/routes may also be considered.
second semester, the programme moves on to pathways are required to submit a portfolio
critical analysis of media music and film scoring, of work; visit bristol.ac.uk/music/study/
MA Music
with an emphasis on longer-term projects postgraduate/ma-music-portfolio. Non-
There are five pathways in this flexible MA
for film and TV. This work feeds into original traditional qualifications may also be considered.
programme:
collaborations that you may choose to include
• Composition
in your final portfolio.
• Medieval Music
You will complete a media composition • Musicology
portfolio/dissertation: • Performance
• either a substantial portfolio of original music • Russian Music.
for new collaborative films and/or extracts
The units you take will vary according to
(music totalling 15-25 minutes);
your chosen pathway, but all include basic
• or music to one new collaborative film of 10-12
music training units, such as Research Skills
minutes and a critical dissertation of 10,000
for Musicians, specialised units specific to
words on an agreed film or topic.
the pathway, and a large menu of optional
units. These are followed by a major project:
a musicological dissertation or edition for
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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Oral and Dental Sciences


Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management PG Certificate 1yr PT UK/EU £6,700 PT fohs-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £10,000 PT
Clinical Oral Surgery PG Certificate 1yr PT UK/EU £9,000 PT fohs-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £12,000 PT
Dental Implantology MSc, 3yrs PT UK/EU £5,200 PT (MSc) dentimplant-office@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, Overseas £7,234 PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Bench fee £6,925 (in year one); £6,925
(in year two); £1,500 (in year three)
Oral Medicine MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £37,900 FT fohs-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £37,900 FT
Postgraduate Dental Studies MSc, Up to 5yrs UK/EU £1,375 (per 20-credit unit) buold-office@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, PT† UK/EU £4,125 (60-credit dissertation fee)
PG Certificate Overseas £3,906 (per 20-credit unit)
Overseas £11,718 (60-credit dissertation fee)
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Health Sciences pages (pp48-49). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees. †MSc: up to two years part-time after completion of the diploma; PG Diploma: up to two
years part-time after completion of the certificate; PG Certificate: one to two years part-time; occasional route: maximum one academic year.

PG Certificate Clinical Conscious Sedation PG Certificate Clinical Oral Surgery Students who complete both this Certificate and
and Anxiety Management This programme develops students’ knowledge the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Conscious
This programme is intended for dental and enhances clinical skills through hands-on Sedation and Anxiety Management will be
practitioners who want to develop competence clinical experience in oral surgery. In addition to awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical
in providing conscious sedation. The programme study days and clinical skills teaching, students Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and
has been designed to allow you to gain will undertake a clinical attachment at the Anxiety Management.
experience of using inhalation sedation with University of Bristol Dental Hospital where
Entry requirements: BDS (or equivalent United
nitrous oxide and oxygen, and midazolam. they will treat oral surgery patients under the
Kingdom General Dental Council-registerable
You will build your knowledge through distance supervision of hospital specialists.
dental qualification). At least one year’s
learning modules and study days, while clinical
Students will attend outpatient clinics and operate demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience.
skills will be developed during supervised clinical
under close supervision in the oral surgery
practice in Bristol. We aim to produce caring,
department of the School of Oral and Dental MSc Dental Implantology
knowledgeable and skilful practitioners who are
Sciences, University of Bristol Dental Hospital. This part-time programme is intended for dental
competent in the provision of conscious sedation
practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical
within the limits of the individual clinician. Our programme has been specifically designed
knowledge and practical clinical experience
for experienced dental practitioners who want
Students who complete both this programme of treatment planning, surgical placement,
to develop their skills in providing clinical oral
and the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Oral restoration and maintenance of dental implants.
surgery for their patients in practice. There will
Surgery will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma The programme has been designed to allow you
be a mixed delivery approach, including direct
in Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious to gain experience of the use of dental implants
clinical supervision, small group teaching,
Sedation and Anxiety Management. in prosthodontic treatment within a supervised
clinical skills sessions (eg suture simulation),
environment. Knowledge is developed using
Entry requirements: BDS, or equivalent United and self-directed learning using virtual learning
distance learning modules and study days. You
Kingdom General Dental Council-registerable environment material. Assessment will be by
will also have the opportunity to carry out a
dental qualification. At least one year’s written assignment, online MCQ, e-assessment,
research project or literature review and prepare
demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience. clinical competency work-based assessments
a dissertation.
and portfolio.

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We aim to produce caring, knowledgeable and Entry requirements: Bachelor of Dental Registered dental hygienists and therapists will
skilful practitioners who are competent in the Surgery or international equivalent. Applicants be accepted on to units that cover areas within
provision of the surgical and restorative dental should provide evidence of recent clinical activity their scope of practice.
aspects of dental implant treatment, within the within dentistry.
For the Postgraduate Diploma: applicants must
limits of the individual clinician. hold the Postgraduate Certificate in Postgraduate
Postgraduate Dental Studies
It is a modular programme, which is divided into Dental Studies and be eligible for, or registered
Bristol University Open Learning for Dentists
three sections – certificate, diploma and MSc. with, the General Dental Council or other
is a very popular modular distance learning
All students are admitted to the MSc in the first recognised registration. Recognition of Prior
programme for students aiming to achieve
instance but can choose to exit the programme (certified/experiential) Learning would
the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in
after completing the certificate or diploma. be considered.
Postgraduate Dental Studies. It provides a unique
Entry requirements: BDS or equivalent United form of dental postgraduate education, designed For the MSc: applicants must hold the
Kingdom General Dental Council registerable for busy dental practitioners. Postgraduate Diploma in Postgraduate Dental
dental qualification. Studies and be eligible for, or registered with,
Students must complete three units (60 credits)
the General Dental Council or other recognised
from a choice of units to achieve the certificate or
MSc Oral Medicine registration. Recognition of Prior (certified/
six units (120 credits) to achieve the diploma. Each
This is a one-year, full-time degree programme experiential) Learning would be considered.
unit provides a structured programme that involves
aimed at qualified dental clinicians looking to
reading, study days and assessments. This method
develop competency predominately in clinical
of study is not led by teachers in a classroom
oral medicine. It focuses on the recognition,
but is supported by tutors and administration
investigation, diagnosis and management of
at a distance, offering the flexibility to suit your
patients presenting with common oral and
personal needs. The units are specially written for
maxillofacial diseases and will provide a sound
the programme and are designed to be interactive,
grounding in the fundamental principles of
giving you the opportunity to think and learn for
UK specialist practice. It also considers and
yourself. Following successful completion of the
incorporates the basic principles of research
diploma, you may carry out a research project and
that are relevant to clinical and modern
prepare a dissertation to achieve an MSc.
translational practice.
All students applying for Postgraduate Dental
Contemporary educational methods will be used
Studies will initially be enrolled on to the
to determine and monitor knowledge base, as
certificate, and on satisfactory completion will
well as using workplace-based assessments for
be transferred to the diploma. The occasional
clinical competency. Students will be supervised
route of study is an option for students who do
by clinical, laboratory and academic staff within
not want a formal postgraduate qualification but
an established and integrated specialist clinical
still want to register for individual units. Students
training and educational environment. There will
who have completed a unit via the occasional
be continuous verbal feedback and support to
route may transfer to the certificate programme,
help develop skills for individual reflection and
subject to availability of places.
self-assessment. Students will undertake one
of the following: a relevant laboratory-based Entry requirements: Applicants must hold a
research project, a clinical service review or a registerable dental qualification and have been
literature or data analysis project, leading to the qualified for at least one year. Students must be
submission of a dissertation. eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental
Council or other recognised registration.

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FACULTY OF ARTS

Philosophy
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Philosophy MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Philosophy and History of Science MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Philosophy of Physics MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy PG Diploma 1yr FT; UK/EU £5,520 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,760 PT
Overseas £12,960 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics work before your peers and learn to develop You will be an active member of our flourishing
The Department of Philosophy has exceptional your argumentative strategies in a supportive research culture and will be encouraged to
research strength in the fields of logic and the environment. participate in the three weekly research seminars
philosophy of mathematics, and very strong links on a wide range of philosophical issues. There is
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
with the School of Mathematics, including a joint also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you
honours degree (or equivalent) in philosophy
position in both departments. It is ranked by the may present your own work before your peers,
or mathematics.
Philosophical Gourmet Report as the strongest helping you to develop argumentative strategies
department in the UK for mathematical logic, and in a supportive environment.
MA Philosophy
the second strongest for philosophical logic.
The MA in Philosophy will give you a thorough Entry requirements: An upper second-class
Our MA draws on these strengths and is open to grounding in the core knowledge and skills honours degree (or international equivalent) in
students with first degrees in philosophy (subject required for philosophical research, while allowing philosophy or in a combination of subjects that
to a suitable background in logic) or mathematics. you to pursue your own philosophical interests include philosophy.
It consists of six taught units, examined by essay, in depth. You will be taught and supervised by
and a 15,000-word dissertation. members of a friendly and informal department MA Philosophy and History of Science
with an outstanding reputation. The MA is The University of Bristol ranks among the top
As a postgraduate student, you will be an
designed to give you the most benefit from the European institutions for philosophy and history of
active member of the department’s flourishing
research expertise of individual members of staff. science. Our expertise is in a broad range of areas
research culture. You will be encouraged to
You will have one-to-one tutorials with a member related to the philosophy and history of the specific
attend and participate in both the weekly
of the department and you will be guided sciences, including physics, biology, mathematics,
departmental research seminar and in the
throughout by a personal tutor who will help you logic, medicine and psychology.
Philosophy and History of Science seminar,
structure your course of study and choose the
which often features well-known scholars in Our MA draws on these strengths. It is intended
topics you wish to research.
the field. There is also a weekly postgraduate both for students who have a first degree in
seminar, where you may present your own philosophy who wish to specialise in philosophy
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and history of science at a higher level, and for arising from these scientific disciplines. The history Entry requirements: An upper second-class
individuals with a background in pure science of science is studied in terms of the philosophical honours degree (or equivalent international
who wish to make a transition to philosophy and debate about the nature of scientific method qualification) in physics, mathematics or a
history of science or to explore foundational issues and knowledge. programme with a major component in
within the sciences. Emphasis is on philosophical physics or mathematics (for example, natural
You will be an active member of the department’s
issues arising from specific scientific disciplines, sciences or joint honours physics/mathematics
flourishing research culture. All students are
with a particular focus on physics, biology and and philosophy).
encouraged to participate in both the weekly
mathematics. The history of science is studied in
departmental research seminar and in the weekly
terms of the philosophical debate about the nature Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy
Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which
of scientific method and knowledge. This diploma is for graduates in any subject who
often features well-known scholars in the field. The
would like to obtain a qualification in philosophy
You will be an active member of the department’s department has strong links with the Schools of
or acquire an informed understanding of the
flourishing research culture. All students are Experimental Psychology and Biological Sciences,
subject. The diploma aims to bring students to
encouraged to participate in both the weekly with whom joint workshops and reading groups
a postgraduate level in philosophy in one year.
departmental research seminar and the weekly are organised.
Philosophy and History of Science research The Department of Philosophy has a reputation
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
seminar, which often features well-known for high-quality research in all aspects of the
honours degree in either a science subject,
scholars in the field. There is also a weekly subject. You will be taught and supervised by
typically biological science or psychology,
postgraduate seminar, where you are encouraged members of a friendly and informal department
or philosophy (or a degree with a major
to present your own work and you will learn with one-to-one tutorials, seminars and lectures.
philosophical component).
to develop argumentative strategies in a You will also be assigned a personal tutor who
supportive environment. will help you structure your course of study and
MA Philosophy of Physics
choose the topics you wish to research.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class The Department of Philosophy has exceptional
honours degree in a science subject or research strengths in philosophy of physics, and You will join our flourishing research culture, getting
philosophy (or a subject with a major very strong links with the University’s School of involved in the three weekly research seminars on
philosophical component). Physics. Our MA draws on these strengths. It is a wide range of philosophical issues. There is also
intended both for students who wish to specialise a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may
MA Philosophy of Biological and in philosophy of physics at a higher level, and present your own work before your peers, helping
Cognitive Sciences for individuals with a background in physics or you to develop your argumentative strategies in a
The Department of Philosophy has outstanding mathematics who wish to make a transition to supportive environment.
research strength in the fields of philosophy of philosophy and foundations of physics. The
Conversion to an MA within the period of
biology, psychology and cognitive sciences. course consists of five taught units in philosophy,
registration for the diploma may be considered
We are ranked by the Philosophical Gourmet two taught master’s units in physics, and a
if you consistently achieve high marks in
Report as the strongest department in the UK for 15,000-word dissertation.
the programme.
the philosophy of biology. The department was
As a postgraduate student, you will be an active
recently home to a European Research Council Entry requirements: An upper second-class
member of the department’s flourishing research
project on Darwinism and the Theory of Rational honours degree (or international equivalent).
culture. You will be encouraged to attend and
Choice that explored connections between Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also
participate in both the weekly departmental
biological and cognitive science research. be considered.
research seminar and in the Philosophy and
This MA builds on these outstanding research History of Science seminar, which often features
strengths. It is intended for graduates of well-known scholars in the field. There is also a
philosophy, psychology or biology who wish to weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may
study philosophy of science with an emphasis present your own work before your peers and
on the biological and cognitive sciences. The learn to develop your argumentative strategies
programme focuses on philosophical issues in a supportive environment.
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Lien Reolizo
(MSc Translational Cardiovascular
Medicine)
‘I was inspired to study at Bristol because
of the innovative ‘beating heart’ surgery
technique that was first pioneered here and
is now used worldwide. I have been fortunate
to work collaboratively with clinicians and
scientists who are recognised as world
leaders in cardiovascular research.’

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Physics
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £11,300 FT bcfn-info@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £21,000 FT
Bench fee £2,000
Nuclear Science and Engineering MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT nuclear-msc@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £22,100 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Engineering pages (pp46-47) or the Faculty of Science pages (pp52-53). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Nanoscience and Functional In the autumn and spring terms, there are During the challenge project element of the
Nanomaterials lecture courses on key concepts and topics programme you will join a multi-disciplinary
This interdisciplinary MSc programme will in nanoscience, a Communication and team in approaching a genuine industry problem.
provide you with the skills, knowledge Management Skills unit, training in advanced The challenge is set by industry partners, who
and expertise to become a practitioner in tools for nanoscience and two training projects. will act as your industrial supervisors, provide
nanoscience, whether in industry or academia. In the summer term you will carry out a research guidance on your work and attend your final
The programme provides innovative and novel project, choosing from a large number of presentation. Previous industry partners include
training, and will support you in the next phase project proposals across the whole spectrum Sellafield, EDF Energy and the Culham Centre
of your career. To date, all of our graduates of BCFN research. for Fusion Energy.
have been successful in obtaining either a PhD
Entry requirements: An upper second-class This area of scientific study demands state-
place or full-time employment. Just over fifty per
honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or of-the-art facilities, and the programme gives
cent have taken up PhD places in Bristol, other
engineering discipline (eg chemistry, physics, you access to a suite of multimillion pound,
leading UK universities or in top universities
biology, biochemistry, materials science or cutting-edge analytical equipment, supported
around the world.
chemical engineering). by dedicated technicians. Facilities include
The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials profiling systems, x-ray microscopes, a 200-acre
(BCFN) represents more than 100 academics MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering site focused on robotics and device sensor
from 15 departments in the faculties of science, This MSc delivers a solid grounding in the development, and the largest earthquake
engineering and biomedical sciences. This rich science and engineering principles that underpin simulator in the UK.
and diverse support network ensures your the global nuclear industry. Throughout the
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
training and research is at the cutting edge programme you will benefit from a connection,
honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering,
and is truly interdisciplinary. via the South West Nuclear Hub, to the
physics or a related subject. Relevant
University of Bristol’s UK-leading industrial
The structure of the programme, with two professional experience or qualifications can also
research. This environment of collaboration with
short training projects and one research be put forward for consideration as equivalent to
key industrial partners enriches your learning
project, means that you will have direct contact the academic entry requirements. These will be
experience and exposes you to the scientific
with many different academics and areas considered on a case-by-case basis.
and engineering challenges facing nuclear
of research. You will choose your extended
energy today.
research project after having explored BCFN’s
network of research. The programme offers you the opportunity to
gain skills and experience that are highly sought
The programme has been designed to provide
after by the nuclear industry. As you learn
feedback on both technical and professional
about five key themes of nuclear science and
skills, including research, presenting, writing,
engineering from experts in the field, you will
teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship.
develop skills in problem solving, team building,
communication and scientific writing.

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Policy Studies
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,500 FT (MSc) sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2-5yrs PT UK/EU £3,250 2yr PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £16,500 FT (MSc)
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,000 FT (MSc) sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma 2yrs PT UK/EU £4,000 PT (MSc)
Overseas £19,500 FT (MSc)
Policy Research MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,500 FT (MSc) sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma, 2-5yrs PT UK/EU £3,250 2yr PT (MSc)
PG Certificate Overseas £16,500 FT (MSc)
Public Policy MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,400 FT sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,200 PT
Overseas £21,000 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Disability Studies: insights with other interest groups. The optional physical activity. This programme equips
Inclusive Theory and Research units will give you a chance to consider research you with such skills, as well as providing
This programme, delivered by the Norah Fry about inclusion for disabled people in relation to unique insight into the fascinating interactions
Centre for Disability Studies, will equip you with the international rights, as well as UK structures in between physical activity, nutrition and health
skills, knowledge and ability to plan and carry out society. You will also have the opportunity to gain by blending epidemiology, psychology and
academic research relevant to disability studies. a particular awareness and skill set associated policy-relevant research.
You will gain the research skills to help make a with emancipatory and participatory models of
The programme is specifically designed for
positive difference to the lives of disabled people, research, where people with disabilities take
qualified dieticians, physical activity specialists
with a special optional interest in people with active roles in the research process.
and other health professionals (such as nurses,
learning (intellectual) disabilities and their families.
Entry requirements: A relevant upper physiotherapists and occupational therapists)
The Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies is a second-class honours degree (or equivalent who are looking to develop in the important area
leading national centre of excellence for applied qualification demonstrated through experience of nutrition-related and physical activity-related
social research and teaching, and the programme in the field) and a demonstrable ability to study public health. It is also suitable for newly-qualified
is led by staff who are all active researchers. Much at postgraduate level. graduates planning a career in this area.
of the programme is delivered by, or co­-taught
with, people with disabilities, including those with MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and The latest Research Excellence Framework rated
intellectual disabilities. Public Health the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health
This programme focuses on the promotion and Sciences as the leading UK centre of research
The programme is one of only a few in the UK excellence within the field of physical activity,
maintenance of diet- and activity-related public
where Disability Studies students receive full nutrition and health research. In addition, 100 per
health and wellbeing. There is a clear consensus
research methods training. You will take core units cent of its research impact was judged to be of the
that new professional and scientific needs are
in research design, quantitative methods and highest level.
emerging in this field. This programme is one
qualitative methods, plus an additional core unit
of the first to recognise this need and as such Entry requirements: An upper second-class
about inclusive research with disabled people.
will contribute substantially towards higher-level honours degree in a relevant field (or equivalent),
The core units therefore provide a good grounding
qualifications in this emerging area. although other academic backgrounds and
for those who wish to carry on to a PhD or take
up research posts. A co-learning environment There is now considerable demand for multiskilled relevant professional experience will
with social work and policy research students individuals with knowledge and understanding of be considered.
also provides an opportunity to interact and share research, policy and practice in both nutrition and

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MSc Policy Research professionals and practitioners. The way units are
Researchers, research managers, policy advisers delivered allows students to accumulate credits
and service planners are all faced with a growing flexibly and organise their patterns of attendance
need for top-quality research that is timely and to suit their needs and circumstances.
relevant. This programme builds on the links
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
between research and policy in developing
honours degree (or equivalent). Other qualifications
the particular skills and capacities needed by
(including those awarded by professional bodies)
policy-oriented researchers, professionals and
and relevant professional experience will also
postgraduate students interested in carrying
be considered.
out public policy, social policy and social welfare
research. We believe this is vital if researchers are
MSc Public Policy
to maximise the impact of their work in addressing
What is public policy? Who are the key actors
issues of real concern to policy-makers.
and which institutions are involved? Who is it
The programme provides core research training shaped by and how does it have an impact on
in philosophy and research design in the social an economic, social and cultural environment
sciences, along with introductions to and further that is increasingly globalised?
approaches in quantitative and qualitative methods
This programme investigates the international
in the social sciences. It also offers optional units in
public policy environment in terms of global
areas of the school’s particular research expertise,
political economy and the impact of business,
such as child and family welfare, gender and
voluntary sector and public policy agents in the
violence, health and social care, poverty and social
field of multilevel governance. The programme
exclusion, and policy-oriented evaluation, led by
encompasses both a theoretical understanding
academics who are at the top of their field.
of the policy process and models of appraisal,
We recognise that students will be joining with with a practical orientation to evaluating
relevant – albeit varied – experience. Therefore, research evidence.
there will be opportunities for you to draw on
As well as considering generic policy concerns,
your own experiences as researchers,
the programme gives you an opportunity to
managers and policy advisers and to share
choose from a range of substantive policy issues,
these with other participants on the programme.
such as the economics of public policy, poverty
Those who have recently embarked on a career
and social exclusion, penal policy, migration,
in policy research, or who hope to do so, will find
asylum and sustainability. Every unit considers
the programme offers a unique combination of
policy in an international and comparative context.
academic rigour, up-to-date policy content and
relevant skills development. Graduates from our MSc in Public Policy
frequently work in roles that focus on strategy,
Core units are also taught in collaboration with
policy development and implementation, or policy
other postgraduate programmes, providing a
research. Potential employers include local or
unique co-learning environment and allowing
central government departments; national or
students an opportunity to interact and share
international non-governmental organisations;
insights with other interest groups.
and international institutions, such as the European
The programme is delivered through a Union and the United Nations.
combination of intensive block teaching and
Entry requirements: An upper-second class
weekly delivery to ensure it is as accessible as
honours degree or international equivalent.
possible to postgraduate students, busy policy

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Politics and International Relations


Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
European and Global Governance MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Gender and International Relations MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
International Relations MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
International Security MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £7,700 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,850 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Social Science Research Methods MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
(Politics) 2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc European and Global Governance MSc Gender and International Relations MSc International Relations
Europe is confronted by a growing number of This programme examines and deploys This programme gives a broad assessment
challenges on the world stage, ranging from perspectives from feminism, gender studies, of contemporary international relations. It
the rise of emerging economies to new security cultural studies and sexuality studies, along integrates theoretical approaches with the study
concerns. Drawing on theories of international with interdisciplinary research in international of many cases and issues. It also explores the
relations, comparative politics and European political economy, civil – military relations, ways in which the line between the domestic
integration, this programme allows students to international development and the study and international is blurred by trade, financial,
engage with the study of European and global of men and masculinities. environmental, strategic, ideological, cultural
governance from a variety of perspectives – and ethical issues. Students on this programme
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have
the domestic, the regional/supranational, will take a combination of mandatory and
an excellent record of employment following
and the global. optional taught units within the School of
graduation. Students graduating from MSc
Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
It aims to be empirically relevant by teaching programmes in the School of Sociology, Politics
Each unit is delivered over the course of 12
students how to apply theoretical concepts to and International Studies go on to pursue varied
weeks and assessed by an essay (or equivalent
some of the biggest political challenges facing and interesting careers.
form of written submission). The taught section
Europe today. It will also prepare students
Many sectors – such as the civil service, NGO of the programme is followed in the summer
for a wide range of careers in European and
and charity work – require an MSc and some term by a dissertation.
international affairs.
volunteer/internship experience. Graduates
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
Entry requirements: An upper second-class from our programmes have gone on to work
honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
honours degree (or equivalent). Degrees from for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam,
Degrees from all disciplines are considered.
all disciplines are considered. Amnesty International, government departments
and the European Parliament, among others.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree (or equivalent qualification).
Degrees from all disciplines are considered.

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MSc International Security MSc Social Science Research Methods


There are a growing number of new threats (Politics)
in international security, ranging from civil This MSc provides Economic and Social
war, terrorism and transnational crime to the Research Council (ESRC)-approved research
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. training in politics and international relations.
We aim to provide a thorough grounding in
This programme provides students with a
practical methodological skills through hands-on
theoretical and empirical understanding of the
experience and the critical exploration of relevant
international security environment of the
examples and case studies. It is particularly
post-Cold War era, including the origins of
suited to those seeking a career as a social
conflicts and peace, the emergence of new
science researcher or continuing to PhD level,
security threats and the many different agencies
including ESRC-funded doctoral study. The
involved in conflict prevention, peacekeeping
School of Sociology, Politics and International
and peacemaking today.
Studies promotes a close-knit student
The MSc aims to be empirically relevant by community with easy access to members of
teaching students how to apply theoretical staff who all give a high priority to teaching and
concepts to contemporary conflicts and supervision while maintaining high-quality, high-
current affairs. volume research.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class The programme provides thorough theoretical
honours degree (or equivalent qualification). and practical knowledge of the variety of
Degrees from all disciplines are considered. qualitative and quantitative data collection
methods available to the social scientist, and the
main methods of data analysis. The programme
also covers the research process, ethical
considerations and social theory. You will be
encouraged to apply your methods training to
substantive research interests.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree or equivalent qualification.

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Psychology
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Applied Neuropsychology MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £10,700 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £5,350 PT
Overseas £20,800 FT
Applied Neuropsychology PG Diploma 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £16,800 FT
Clinical Neuropsychology MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £10,700 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £5,350 PT
Overseas £20,800 FT
Clinical Neuropsychology PG Diploma 1yr FT; UK/EU £8,600 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT
Overseas £16,800 FT
Clinical Neuropsychology Practice PG Certificate 1yr FT; UK/EU £2,100 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £1,050 PT
Overseas £4,200 FT
Experimental Psychology (conversion) MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £10,700 FT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £20,800 FT
Theoretical and Practical Clinical Neuropsychology PG Diploma 2yrs PT UK/EU £4,300 PT psychology-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £8,400 PT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Life Sciences pages (pp50-51). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Applied Neuropsychology Applied neuropsychology remains an important Entry requirements: An upper second-class
This MSc is a collaboration between the School element of clinical healthcare across the world. honours degree (or international equivalent) in
of Experimental Psychology within the University The programme content includes the principles of psychology or a closely related discipline (eg
and the Department of Neuropsychology within assessment within clinical and neuropsychology, neuroscience or clinical psychology). Some
North Bristol NHS Trust. The degree provides you coverage of a range of neuropsychological clinical experience is preferable, though not
with training in clinical neuropsychology and 80 per disorders and pathologies affecting the brain, essential. Previous professional experience
cent of the taught content is provided by clinicians techniques for studying the human brain, or qualifications can also be put forward for
working within the NHS. Teaching is identical to principles of treatment and rehabilitation following consideration as equivalent to the academic
that of the accredited clinical programme provided brain damage. The programme focuses on entry requirements given above. These will be
to UK registered clinicians. evidence-based practice within a clinical context. considered on a case-by-case basis and we
There is a comprehensive range of additional welcome enquiries about the suitability of any
This MSc is suitable for students intending to
structured tutorials in which students can discuss particular degree prior to full application.
become clinical psychologists, as well as those
clinical practice issues with several subject
who wish to pursue a career involving contact with
matter experts working within the NHS. Postgraduate Diploma in Applied
patients with neuropsychological deficits (eg head
Neuropsychology
injury, dementia or stroke) or during rehabilitation. All lectures are broadcast live online and
This programme is designed for non-clinicians,
It also provides an excellent grounding for students recorded. Students will have access to a
graduates in psychology or a related subject, or
wishing to move on to further academic research. large range of recorded clinical case reviews,
people working in healthcare who want to gain
which supplement the learning experience.
further continuous professional development in
Taught content is also supported by weekly
this field.
tutorials with qualified clinical psychologists
and neuropsychologists.

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Bristol is one of only two UK universities offering Entry requirements: An upper second-class All lectures are broadcast live online using Adobe
a nationally approved, professionally accredited honours degree (or international equivalent) in Connect and can be viewed at a later date. Some
training programme that provides specialist psychology or a closely related discipline (eg units are provided in a block format of teaching
training in clinical neuropsychology. A substantial neuroscience or clinical psychology). Some clinical (ie one unit over a single week). The others are
portion of the taught content is provided by experience is preferable, though not essential. presented as lectures on a weekly basis.
clinicians working within the NHS. The taught Previous professional experience or qualifications
Entry requirements: A clinical doctorate
element is identical to the accredited clinical can also be put forward for consideration as
(DClinPsych) plus an undergraduate degree
programme provided to UK-registered clinicians equivalent to the academic entry requirements.
or equivalent qualification in psychology or
wanting to specialise in clinical neuropsychology, These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
similar. You must also be registered as a
and meets the British Psychological Society clinical psychologist with the Health and Care
requirements for the knowledge dimension of the MSc Clinical Neuropsychology
Professions Council. Previous professional
Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). We are one of only two UK universities offering
experience or qualifications can also be put
nationally approved, accredited training
Applied neuropsychology remains an important forward for consideration as equivalent to the
programmes in clinical neuropsychology. This
element of clinical healthcare across the world. academic entry requirements given above.
programme combines the academic excellence
Conditions such brain injury, stroke, epilepsy and These will be considered on a case-by-case
of the School of Experimental Psychology
various forms of dementia are common and as basis (and may also require consultation with
with the clinical experience, knowledge and
people live longer the prevalence of neurological and agreement from the BPS).
skill of a large and well-established clinical
syndromes places greater demands on healthcare
neuropsychology department within North Bristol
systems. This training places people in a strong Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical
NHS Trust, a regional neurosciences hospital that
position to help meet these growing needs. Neuropsychology
has an international reputation for excellence
This programme combines the academic
There is a strong focus on patient care, in neuroscience.
excellence of the School of Experimental
diagnostics, treatment and management for
The programme places a strong focus on patient Psychology with the clinical experience,
a range of neurological conditions, which
care, diagnosis and management of a range knowledge and skill of a large and well-
will deepen your knowledge and experience
of neurological conditions, and is delivered by established clinical neuropsychology department
and prepare you for work in a wide range of
academics and experienced clinicians. The within North Bristol NHS Trust, a regional
neuropsychology and clinical positions.
Clinical Neuropsychology department offers neurosciences hospital which has an international
Bristol-based option: all lectures are broadcast live neuropsychology services to a broad range reputation for excellence in neuroscience.
online using Adobe Connect and can be viewed of patient groups: paediatric and adult, acute
The programme places a strong focus on patient
at a later date. Some units are provided in a block inpatient and outpatient, as well as patients seen
care, and the diagnosis and management of a
of teaching (ie one unit over a single week) while primarily for diagnostic assessment and patients
range of neurological conditions, and is delivered
others are delivered weekly. Students are expected seen for rehabilitation.
by academics and experienced clinicians.
to attend the week-long blocks in person.
Services are offered to patients who are Neuropsychology services are offered to a broad
Distance learning option: This flexible e-learning being referred from neurosurgery, neurology, range of patient groups: paediatric and adult,
study option allows you to study at home, remain neuropsychiatry and rehabilitation medicine, as acute inpatient and outpatient, as well as patients
in work and maintain any family commitments well as from physicians within the stroke services. seen primarily for diagnostic assessment and
while avoiding substantial costs of studying Clinical services are also offered for specialist patients seen for rehabilitation.
abroad. However, you would be required to come programmes of interventional neurosurgery,
Services are offered to patients being referred from
to Bristol for your examinations. All aspects of principally for epilepsy and movement disorders
neurosurgery, neurology, neuropsychiatry and
delivery are identical to the UK-based programme but also more recently for mood disorders. Along
rehabilitation medicine, as well as from physicians
but with additional online sessions providing with working within the acute hospital trust, the
within the stroke services. Clinical services
enhanced academic and pastoral support. department provides input to specialist inpatient
are also offered for specialist programmes of
and outpatient rehabilitation services for people
interventional neurosurgery, principally for epilepsy
with acquired brain injury.
and movement disorders but also more recently
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for mood disorders. As well as working within Applicants must also hold the BPS accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Theoretical and
the acute hospital trust, the department provides QiCN knowledge dimension. Practical Clinical Neuropsychology
input to specialist inpatient and outpatient This programme delivers the knowledge dimension
rehabilitation services for people with acquired MSc Experimental Psychology (conversion) and practice dimension of the British Psychological
brain injury. This programme, accredited by the British Society Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology
Psychological Society (BPS), aims to train (QiCN). It builds on the content of a prior
All lectures are broadcast live online using Adobe
graduates from a non-psychology background DClinPsych which, in conjunction with this
Connect and can be viewed at a later date. Some
in the theories of cognition, behaviour and the programme, covers the entire BPS QiCN syllabus
units are provided in a block format of teaching
brain, and in the experimental research methods requirements and is accredited as such. Validation
(ie one unit over a single week), while others are
used to develop and test these theories. of work within the DClinPsych is established via
delivered on a weekly basis.
the entrance examination requirements for this
The programme covers various core areas
Entry requirements: A clinical doctorate programme. The diploma consists of 90 credits
of psychology: social psychology, cognitive
(DClinPsych) plus an undergraduate degree or of taught content (the knowledge dimension) and
psychology, developmental psychology, biological
equivalent qualification in psychology or similar. 40 credits of the practice dimension.
psychology, individual differences, research
You must also be registered as a clinical
methods (quantitative and qualitative) and Entry requirements: A clinical doctorate
psychologist with the Health and Care Professions
statistics. Our aim is to provide you with a good (DClinPsych) plus an undergraduate degree
Council. Previous professional experience
understanding of the interplay between these or equivalent qualification in psychology or
or qualifications can also be put forward for
different areas of the field and the pivotal role of similar. You must also be registered as a clinical
consideration as equivalent to the academic
empirical evidence in theory development within psychologist with the Health and Care Professions
entry requirements given above. These will be
these areas. Council. Previous professional experience
considered on a case-by-case basis.
or qualifications can also be put forward for
You will acquire a range of research skills for
consideration as equivalent to the academic
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical scientific investigation of psychological questions,
entry requirements given above. These will be
Neuropsychology Practice culminating in an original empirical research
considered on a case-by-case basis.
This certificate provides the practice dimension project. The programme employs a variety of
of the British Psychological Society Qualification in teaching and assessment methods, and will In order to meet BPS accreditation requirements,
Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN). It offers support provide you with a range of generic, transferable applicants must pass an entrance examination
towards submission of your QiCN case portfolio, skills (eg teamwork, numerical competence, and set by the University of Bristol and must also
discussion of case formats, help in managing oral and written communication skills). submit a 2000-word essay (on a prescribed topic),
supervisions, discussion of patient cases and which must also be passed. The pass mark for
These skills are highly valued by employers
tailored support to meet specific needs and the examination and essay is 50 per cent. The
and the programme is excellent preparation
requirements. The QiCN practice dimension is the combined mark determines whether a candidate
for a wide range of careers that involve some
final professional step towards being considered has passed the entrance requirements, with the
element of psychological knowledge. MSc
for membership of the UK Specialist Register of essay weighted 34 per cent and exam 66 per cent
Experimental Psychology (conversion) also
Clinical Neuropsychologists. of the final mark.
prepares non-psychology graduates for further
Entry requirements: A clinical doctorate postgraduate study in psychology, such as more
(DClinPsych) plus an undergraduate degree or clinically oriented postgraduate programmes or
equivalent qualification in psychology or similar. postgraduate research degrees.
You must also be registered as a clinical
Entry requirements: Minimum 2.1 degree or
psychologist with the Health and Care
international equivalent. Applicants need to
Professions Council. Previous professional
be able demonstrate evidence of numerical/
experience or qualifications can also be put
statistical competence (eg a first degree in
forward for consideration as equivalent to the
a numerical discipline; quantitative research
academic entry requirements given above. These
experience; relevant non-academic experience).
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Religion
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Religion MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (pp44-45). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Religion Students who complete this MA programme


The MA in Religion provides advanced study of have taken up many different careers, in areas
the religious traditions of both the West and Asia. such as academic research, social work, banking
The programme offers two pathways: and industry, counselling and teaching, design,
• Buddhist Studies journalism, film and the arts.
• Theology and Religious Studies
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
These reflect the expertise in the Department of honours degree (or international equivalent).
Religion and Theology and allow you to study Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also
various religious traditions with scholars who are be considered.
world-renowned experts in those fields. The taught
element of the programme requires you to do
some study of both Asian and western religious
traditions (irrespective of the pathway you choose)
but also allows you to focus more rigorously on the
study of either Buddhism or religion and theology
more broadly. In either pathway, the aim is to
engage students in in-depth study, led by staff
who teach careful, rigorous, scholarly research
methods at a high level.
The Buddhist Studies pathway is suitable for
those who either want to deepen their knowledge
of Buddhism through academic study or are
interested in undertaking research in Buddhist
studies but have little or no formal academic
training in this area at undergraduate level. There
are two core units, one of which is a language unit,
and a choice of optional units possibly including
those available from across the Faculty of Arts.
The Theology and Religious Studies pathway
comprises two core units and four optional units.
Whichever pathway you choose, you will engage
in supervised research on a topic of your choice
and submit a dissertation of between 10,000 and
15,000 words.

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Social Sciences interdisciplinary programmes


Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Advanced Quantitative Methods MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £4,235 FT geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,118 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Global Political Economy MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £4,235 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,118 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Health and Wellbeing MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £4,235 FT sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,118 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Security, Conflict and Human Rights MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £4,235 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,118 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
Sustainable Futures MRes 1yr FT; UK/EU £4,235 FT law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £2,118 PT
Overseas £16,300 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MRes Advanced Quantitative Methods across the Universities of Bath, Bristol and you understand that analysis and resolution
This MRes programme aims to develop a Exeter. Each core unit in semester one is taught of many of the key problems confronting
systematic understanding and critical appreciation intensively, with time spent at each location. This humanity in the 21st century require new
of alternative approaches, methodologies and collaborative delivery means that the expertise and interdisciplinary academic approaches,
paradigms of social science research. It will of academics at each institution can be made innovative methods and policy agendas,
develop fully trained and competent social science available to students from all three universities, creative thinking and transnationally
researchers, who are able to understand and use enhancing the training capacity of each. comparative datasets.
research techniques appropriate to their subject
Entry requirements: An upper second-class The MRes emphasises ESRC-accredited
area and are conversant with approaches used
degree (or equivalent) with substantive quantitative research methods training, the ability to plan,
by other social scientists.
elements. Substantive is normally considered as at research and write a sophisticated dissertation,
The programme has a substantial theoretical and least 60 credits plus a quantitative dissertation. and the ability to think in broad theoretical and
quantitative core but also delivers complementary interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues.
qualitative training. This will provide an essential MRes Global Political Economy These provide an ideal introduction to academic
foundation for any working researcher, whether This programme is one of five interdisciplinary research and to working for NGOs.
they are going on to do a PhD or otherwise pathways that are delivered as part of the South
It will be of interest to anyone pursuing a
engaged in research. The training will enable West Doctoral Training Partnership.
career path in politics, economics, geography,
students to think through how they can use their
This pathway explores the dynamics of global sociology, law, history, international relations,
knowledge and skills in advanced quantitative
transformation and policy implications, as policy studies, development studies or
methods in different contexts and apply them to
well as their interrelations with national and area studies.
a variety of problems and, progressively, to identify
regional institutional and social responses to the
their own needs for training. Entry requirements: An upper second-class
changing global political and economic order.
honours degree (or equivalent) in a related field.
The MRes forms part of a suite of interdisciplinary
The pathway encourages you to analyse the
pathways that are delivered as part of the South
diverse experiences and impact of economic
West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). This
globalisation and examine relationships between
pathway is a collaborative programme delivered
global governance and inequality. It will also help
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MRes Health and Wellbeing from different disciplines, and how different There are four core units and a selection of
This collaborative, interdisciplinary pathway brings approaches treat these issues. The programme optional units, which can be taken at Bristol, Bath,
together key academics within the South West moves beyond traditional approaches to UWE or Exeter. Please be aware that you will be
Doctoral Training Partnership whose research and security studies to complement these with required to travel to partner institutions for some
teaching strengths are in the broad area of health wider perspectives, such as human (in)security, collaborative teaching. Over the summer you will
and wellbeing – in particular, lifestyle behaviours including domestic insecurity and violence, to complete a research-based dissertation of up to
and public health. develop better strategies for resolving conflicts 15,000 words, individually supervised by a tutor
and securing social justice. with relevant experience.
Students on this pathway acquire a range of
skills to develop and evaluate interventions and Students on this programme will take a The MRes emphasises ESRC-accredited
strategies to improve health behaviour. Your work combination of mandatory and optional taught research methods training, the ability to plan,
will make a major impact on our understanding of units across the Faculty of Social Sciences and research and write a sophisticated dissertation,
the social science that underpins avoidable health Law (including the School of Sociology, Politics and the ability to think in broad theoretical
problems, and will build research capacity at the and International Studies and School for Policy and interdisciplinary terms about challenging
interface of biomedical and social sciences, both Studies). Each is delivered within a 12-week environmental issues. These provide an ideal
within and beyond academia. teaching block and assessed by an essay (or introduction to academic research and to
equivalent form of written submission). This is working for environmental ministries, agencies,
There are four core units and a choice of optional
followed in the summer term by a dissertation. consultancies or NGOs, or other organisations
units, which can be taken at Bristol, UWE, Bath
working for environmental change. The skills of
or Exeter. Self-funded students will be required We equip researchers with the interdisciplinary
research and writing, which are central to the
to pay for any required travel to other institutions skills to impact research, policy and practice
programme, are invaluable for work of this kind.
for optional units, while ESRC-funded students to avoid and mitigate security risks.
may choose to use their research training support Another possibility is working within government
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
grant fund. Over the summer you will complete agencies, again through the development
honours degree in a related field or equivalent
a research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 of rigorous research training skills and the
qualification.
words, individually supervised by a member of ability to engage in broader social and
staff from one of the centres in the school. environmental understanding.
MRes Sustainable Futures
After achieving the MRes, many of our students This programme is one of five South West Doctoral Entry requirements: An upper second-class
go on to employment in a range of careers that Training Partnership interdisciplinary pathways honours degree in a relevant social sciences or
touch on areas of government policy and health that are delivered in partnership with the University law discipline (or international equivalent), and/or
promotion at local, national and international of Bath, University of the West of England and a master’s qualification. Previous or professional
levels. Other students have continued their University of Exeter. experience is not required.
academic careers, taking up doctoral positions
Sustainability research asks how human
and research associate positions in UK and
wellbeing can be maintained and enhanced
international universities.
in the long term, given rising populations,
Entry requirements: An upper second-class limited natural resources and a fragile
honours degree in a related field or equivalent environment. This field, with its clear applied
qualification. focus and strong strategic future-directed policy
implications, has social sciences at its heart.
MRes Security, Conflict and Human Rights It also requires a broad interdisciplinary
This programme is one of five interdisciplinary approach and an understanding of the
pathways that are delivered as part of the South economics, law, politics and psychology of
West Doctoral Training Partnership. sustainability, as well as the geography and
demographics of those affected.
The programme recognises social scientific
research on security, conflict and human rights
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Social Work
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Advanced Social Work with Children and Families MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £850 (per 20-credit unit) sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Certificate, 2-5yrs PT† UK/EU £1,270 (60-credit
PG Diploma dissertation fee)
Overseas £2,100 (per 20-credit unit)
Overseas £3,150 (60-credit
dissertation fee)
Social Work MSc 2yr FT UK/EU £6,500 FT sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £15,700 FT
Social Work Research MSc, 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,500 FT (MSc) sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma 2-5yrs PT UK/EU £3,250 2yr PT (MSc)
Overseas £16,500 FT (MSc)
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees. †Depending on the programme. Up to two years for students registering on the
occasional route (ie no award).

MSc Advanced Social Work with Children of the requirements for these programmes in terms Entry requirements: Professional social work
and Families of core and optional units. qualification (or equivalent) and current registration
This is a part-time modular programme providing with the Health and Care Professions Council (or
There is also a Graduate Certificate in Social Work
continuing professional education for registered equivalent elsewhere in the UK). An honours degree
with Children and Families for prospective students
social workers who are currently working with (or equivalent qualification demonstrated through
without an undergraduate qualification.
children and young people, their families and experience in the field), and a demonstrable ability
carers in the UK. The programme leads to one of The programme is normally accessed by qualified to study at postgraduate level. As this is a practice-
three awards; you can enter at MSc, Postgraduate social workers as part of their employment with focused programme, students are required to be in
Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level. local authorities or voluntary/independent sector professional social work practice in the UK in some
Alternatively, you are welcome simply to take any organisations in the south west of England. capacity throughout their time on the programme.
of our units on a credit-only basis. However, we also welcome applications
from appropriately qualified and experienced MSc Social Work
Postgraduate Certificate students must take
practitioners/managers working elsewhere This two-year programme is designed for people
three units, normally including at least two of
in the UK. It is managed in partnership with who want to qualify and practise as a professional
the four core units (a total of 60 credit points).
local employers. social worker.
Postgraduate Diploma students must take all four
core units and two of the optional units (a total of The programme is aligned with the British Social work is a demanding but highly rewarding
120 credit points). Master’s students must take Association of Social Workers’ Professional profession, which is often in the public spotlight.
all four core units and two of the optional units. Capabilities Framework and the Department for As a qualified social worker you will be able to work
Successful completion of the dissertation leads to Education chief social worker’s knowledge and with both children and adults, helping them to be
the full master’s award (a total of 180 credit points). skills statement. safe so that they can cope and take control of their
You will undertake research methods training It has been designed to provide high-quality lives again. You will work with them to assess their
before accessing the dissertation unit. continuing professional development for social needs, find out what will help them, build their self-
work practitioners and managers. Successful confidence and link them to other services. This
Credit-only students can undertake any of the
completion of the programme will support requires an ability to appraise complex and difficult
units available on the programme. This will give
professional registration and enhance situations, drawing on social science research,
you the opportunity to gain academic credits
opportunities for career progression. social work theories and methods of intervention.
towards your continuing professional development.
You will need a thorough understanding of social
However, if you want to build up academic credits
policies and a firm grasp of the legal powers and
to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate or
duties that underpin your practice.
Diploma or MSc, you will need to take careful note
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The MSc in Social Work combines university- Optional units build on the school’s particular commissioners/managers in public or private
based learning with two extended periods of research expertise and will focus on the skills you agencies, both in the UK and internationally.
supervised practice as a student social worker in will require as a social work researcher engaged
Potential employers include local or central
a social work agency. By completing this degree, with a variety of disciplines. For example, you
government departments, voluntary or charitable
you will be eligible to register with the Health may choose to study community development
organisations, national or international non-
and Care Professions Council and practise as programmes in the context of poverty,
governmental organisations, or international
a qualified professional social worker in a range interventions to tackle domestic violence, or
institutions such as the European Union.
of settings, including statutory, voluntary, private programmes for young offenders. Other optional
and independent sectors. You will develop an units focus on the wellbeing of particular groups Entry requirements: An upper second-class
understanding of the structural and personal such as children with disabilities, people with honours degree (or equivalent) in a social science
factors that lead to disadvantage, oppression severe and long-term mental illness, or asylum or other relevant discipline; or an upper second-
and discrimination, and learn how to apply this seekers and migrants. class honours degree (or equivalent) in any
understanding to your practice. You will develop subject and a master’s degree in social work;
We recognise that students will be joining with
skills as a reflective practitioner, appraising relevant or a professional qualification in social work,
relevant, albeit varied, experience and there will
evidence – including research – to evaluate your substantial relevant experience and evidence
be opportunities for you to draw on your own
own and other people’s work and to contribute of ability to benefit from the programme
experiences as researchers, managers and policy
to the development of policy and practice. demonstrated through a personal statement.
advisers and to share these with other participants
Entry requirements: An upper second-class on the programme. A unique co-learning
honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. environment also allows students an opportunity
Relevant social work/social care-related to interact and share insights with other interest
experience. GCSEs in English and Mathematics groups across postgraduate programmes.
at grade A-C (or equivalent) are required.
This programme does not include practical training
or lead to a professional qualification in social
MSc Social Work Research
work. If you want to study for a qualification in
This programme is designed to build on the links
social work practice, please see the MSc in
between social work research and practice in a
Social Work.
range of settings to develop the skills required by
practice-based professionals and postgraduate The programme is delivered through a
students interested in carrying out social work combination of intensive block teaching and
and social care research. weekly delivery so that it is as accessible as
possible to postgraduate students, busy policy
You will learn the skills researchers need in
professionals and practitioners. The way units are
order to maximise the impact of their work in
designed allows students to accumulate credits
addressing real issues of concern with policy
flexibly and organise their patterns of attendance
makers, managers, practitioners and service
to suit their needs and circumstances. The MSc
users in social work and care.
and Postgraduate Diploma consist of four
The programme offers a unique combination core and two optional units. A dissertation
of academic rigour, up-to-date practice content of 10,000-15,000 words is required for the MSc.
and relevant and transferable research skills
The programme emphasises the development
development. Core units will draw on theories and
of social work and social research and analysis
research methods from across the social sciences
methods, as well as substantive knowledge.
– including economics, law and philosophy –
Graduates from our MSc in Social Work
providing you with a strong foundation with
Research often go on to careers as social work
which to carry out your own research.
and care researchers or analysts, or research

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Sociology
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Contemporary Identities MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Ethnicity and Multiculturalism MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Social and Cultural Theory MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
Sociology MSc 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,800 FT spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,400 PT
Overseas £16,400 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Social Sciences and Law pages (pp54-55). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Contemporary Identities MSc Ethnicity and Multiculturalism MSc Social and Cultural Theory
The study of identity is a burgeoning area of This programme is principally concerned with This programme provides an introduction to a
sociological and cultural studies. Over a range of explaining the importance of ethnicity and range of debates within the so-called ‘cultural turn’
units, this programme provides an introduction to multiculturalism, race, racism, diaspora and in sociological studies. Increasingly, sociologists
key themes in this field, with identity explored in communalism in contemporary societies. It has are looking to the concept of culture as a source
both theoretical and substantive ways. a particular focus on the nature of multicultural of explanation – and questioning – in their studies
and multi-ethnic societies, the issues surrounding of contemporary social formations.
On the one hand, there has been an exciting
culture in a modern and postmodern world,
and innovative strand of work to explore and The MSc in Social and Cultural Theory addresses
and the growing public policy implications of
re-theorise the ideas of subjectivity and selfhood both theoretical and substantive elements of this
addressing ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious
in the context of changes brought about by late cultural turn. The works of key thinkers within
diversity within modern nation states.
modern and postmodern society. On the other, social and cultural theory (Pierre Bourdieu, Michel
the question of identity has come under scrutiny It also examines the discrimination, exclusion, Foucault and others) are explored, while the role
within substantive areas of sociology, such as marginality and unfair treatment of minority of cultural explanations within theories of race
the sociology of race and ethnicity, the sociology groups, and the violation of their civil rights in and ethnicity, gender relations and the sociology
of religion and the sociology of gender relations. different societies. of religion (among others) is also given both
There are also important discussions concerning theoretical and empirical consideration.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
the ways in which identities are recorded and
honours degree (or equivalent) in an These issues are situated within the framework
observed, including debates over new narrative
appropriate subject. of analyses and critiques of wider debates
and other qualitative methodologies.
and discourses in social and cultural theory on
Entry requirements: An upper second-class questions such as postmodernism, postfeminism
honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. and postcolonialism.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree or equivalent qualification.

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MSc Social Science Research Methods MSc Sociology


(Sociology) This programme gives you the opportunity
This programme reflects the School of to extend your core sociological knowledge
Sociology, Politics and International Studies’ and understanding. It will also strengthen
expertise in research methods training. familiarity with the discipline for students whose
It provides comprehensive training in the whole background is in a related subject, but do not
process of research conceptualisation, design have specialist knowledge of sociology.
and operationalisation.
The key learning goals are to develop critical
It is particularly suitable for those seeking a career use and comprehension of social theory, gain
as a social science researcher or going on to a a grounding in methodologies and techniques
PhD, including Economic and Social Research of enquiry, and focus on distinctive, substantive
Council (ESRC) funded doctoral study. It has sociological topics, such as ethnicity,
been carefully formulated to reflect the training multiculturalism, gender, sexuality, religion
recommended by the ESRC and has been and culture.
accredited as a research training programme.
The dissertation gives you the opportunity
The programme delivers a thorough theoretical to pursue a sociological project of your choice
and practical grounding in the variety of in greater depth, while still providing close
qualitative and quantitative data collection academic supervision.
methods available to the social scientist and
Bristol graduates are in high demand and have
in the principal methods of analysing data.
an excellent record of employment following
The programme also covers the philosophies
graduation. Students of our MSc programmes
underpinning the research process, ethical
go on to pursue varied and interesting careers.
considerations and social theory. You will be
encouraged to apply your methods training Many sectors – such as the civil service, NGOs
to your substantive research interests. and charity work – require an MSc and some
volunteer/internship experience. Graduates
Students on this programme will take a
from our programmes have gone on to work
combination of mandatory and optional taught
for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam,
units within the School of Sociology, Politics and
Amnesty International, government departments
International Studies. Each unit is delivered over
and the European Parliament, among others.
the course of 12 weeks and assessed by an
Further details can be found on the School of
essay (or equivalent form of written submission).
Sociology, Politics and International Studies’
The taught section of the programme is followed
careers and alumni website.
in the summer term by a dissertation.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in
honours degree or equivalent qualification.
a relevant subject.

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FACULTY OF ARTS

Translation
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Chinese-English Translation MA 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
2yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 PT
Overseas £16,200 FT
Translation MA, 1yr FT; UK/EU £6,900 FT (MA) artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
PG Diploma 2-3yrs PT UK/EU £3,450 2yr PT (MA)
Overseas £16,200 FT (MA)
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the Faculty of Arts
pages (p46-47). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MA Chinese-English Translation dissertation takes the form of either an extended welcome you to Bristol if you want to visit. We
This exciting Chinese-English Translation MA translation plus commentary, or a research-­based organise a programme of translation talks and
programme will increase your understanding of dissertation. The supervision process gives seminars each year.
the field of translation and interpreting. You will students time to formulate their ideas and plan
Online group discussion means that we have
explore how practical translation is informed their approach, as for many this will be the most
a very lively and supportive learning community.
by theory, develop your verbal and written substantial piece of extended writing they have
If you need help on a one-to-one basis, tutors
communication skills and build your IT literacy to undertaken. In addition to the two core units, you
can support you in a number of different ways,
help you produce translation of the highest quality. will choose from a variety of optional units, which in
for example using Skype, phone or email.
Students graduate from the programme equipped past years have included units on subtitling, video
with specialist skills in interpreting and localisation, game localisation and interpreting for business. The University has close links with professional
as well as transferable skills such as analytical associations and helps students to take
Entry requirements: An upper second-class
thinking, research and collaboration that are advantage of internships in the EU and the
honours degree (or international equivalent) in
essential to today’s increasingly global market. UK where possible. We have corporate
Chinese Studies or equivalent. Applicants may
membership of the Institute of Translation and
Students coming to the UK from overseas not be required to do a translation test as part of the
Interpreting (ITI) and institutional membership
only learn advanced translation skills from and application process. Non-traditional qualifications/
of the American Translators’ Association (ATA).
into Chinese, but also develop their English routes may also be considered.
We are on the ATA’s list of approved providers
language competency and their knowledge of UK
of translator training.
and international culture. The programme is also MA Translation
open to students for whom English is a native This is a distance-learning master’s programme Entry requirements: An upper second-class
language with a high level of Chinese, typically for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable honours degree (or international equivalent) in
undergraduate level or higher. for graduates in any discipline offering one the relevant language(s) or in any other subject,
or two of the following languages in addition to provided the language(s) qualifications of study
The School of Modern Languages has an
English: Czech, French, German, Italian, are equivalent to a minimum score of C1 in the
established record in translator training and
Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Common European Framework of Reference
excellent industry links. Its translation staff include
Spanish. The MA combines intensive language- (CEFR). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may
practising professional translators, interpreters
specific practice with training in translation theory also be considered.
and researchers. We are a corporate member of
and translation technologies.
the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and an
institutional member of the American Translators’ You will study interactively, as part of an online
Association (ATA). We are on the ATA’s list of group led by a tutor. The programme is taught
approved providers of translator training. entirely online and you are not expected to come
to campus at all. Our library has an excellent stock
During the first semester, you will study five core
of e-books and e-journals on translation. However,
units. In the second semester, there is one further
you are just as much a member of the University
core unit plus a 15,000-word dissertation. The
as any other student and we would be delighted to

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Veterinary Sciences
Programme Awards Duration Fees (per year)* Contact
Global Wildlife Health and Conservation MSc 1yr FT UK/EU £11,900 FT wildlife-msc@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £20,100 FT
Veterinary Clinical Practice PG Diploma 1yr FT UK/EU £1,000 FT sophie.adamantos@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £1,000 FT
Veterinary Sciences MSc 3-4yrs FT UK/EU £1,000 FT cvs-postgrad-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk
Overseas £1,000 FT
For further details, including entry requirements, programme structure, unit content and how to apply, see bristol.ac.uk/pg-study. Research programmes are listed on the
Faculty of Health Sciences pages (pp48-49). *See p24 for more information about tuition fees.

MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation By the end of the course you will have gained Clinical activity takes place through rotations
This innovative programme aims to give you the the skills and knowledge to deal with a variety in a variety of areas within Langford Veterinary
knowledge, skills and practical training needed of practical situations that professional wildlife Services, including out-of-hours immersion.
to work with wildlife, and particularly emphasises biologists face on a day-to-day basis.
Entry requirements: Applicants will need a
wildlife health and conservation on a global scale.
Entry requirements: An upper second-class relevant degree that allows them membership
Cutting-edge topics include animal capture and honours degree (or international equivalent) to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,
handling techniques; the assessment, stabilisation in a biological, veterinary or environmental plus a minimum of one year’s primary clinical
and transportation of injured animals; methods science subject. experience in an English-speaking practice.
for improving the welfare of captive animals;
concepts in behavioural ecology; endangered PG Diploma Veterinary Clinical Practice MSc Veterinary Sciences
species breeding programmes; the reintroduction This programme will appeal to vets with one or The three- or four- MSc in Veterinary Sciences is
of captive populations to the wild; practical two years’ clinical experience who want to develop designed to give senior clinical training scholars
conservation strategies; and the management their clinical skills. As well as preparing students for a grounding in clinical research skills. A significant
of protected areas. The curriculum also delivers further clinical training, it also aims to develop skills component of the master’s will relate to clinical
a comprehensive introduction to wildlife disease for a primary care setting. responsibilities in your chosen specialist areas.
ecology, surveillance and control. Additional units are designed to enhance
The diploma lasts 12 months and encompasses
universally important skills such as scientific
The MSc is based at the School of Veterinary several pathways, including small animal practice,
writing, statistical analysis, critical reading and
Sciences in the village of Langford near the equine practice and clinical pathology; each
teaching. A research project will form an essential
Mendip Hills in Somerset, providing convenient student will pick one pathway for study. There are
part of the master’s degree and European
access to Exmoor National Park and the rich two compulsory units for each pathway and each
diploma requirements.
wildlife habitats of south-west England. A large unit carries equal weighting.
number of lectures, small group workshops Students who complete this programme will
The goal is for students to consolidate and build
and practical sessions take place at Bristol be prepared for careers as specialist veterinary
on the clinical knowledge and skills gained from
Zoo, allowing you to gain hands-on experience surgeons or academic vets, or for work in industry
their undergraduate study and prior professional
of exotic animal care while working behind the or research.
practice (eg the RCVS Professional Development
scenes in a modern zoological garden. Entry requirements: Entry is open to qualified
Phase) in an area of veterinary medicine. Teaching
A special feature of this MSc is the large number will be delivered through a combination of directed veterinary surgeons who will be undertaking a
of specialist lectures, workshops and seminars clinical training, face-to-face presentations and residency position in a specialist veterinary area.
that are delivered by leading researchers, seminars, online resources and self-directed
conservationists and wildlife veterinarians from learning. Students will also receive training in
outside the University. These provide valuable evidence-based veterinary medicine.
networking opportunities that will benefit you in
your future career.

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PROGRAMME INDEX

Programme index
Programme Programme Pg
award no
Comparative Literatures and Cultures MA 61
Complexity Sciences PhD 46
Taught programme
Composites Manufacture EngD 18
Research programme
Composition of Music for Film and Television MA 95
Programme Programme Pg Computer Science PhD 46
award no Computer Science (conversion) MSc 62
A Condensed Matter Physics PhD 18
Accounting and Finance MSc 56 (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)
Accounting and Finance PhD 54 Contemporary Identities MSc 114
Accounting, Finance and Management MSc 56 D
Addiction Research Clinical Training (MRC) PhD 18 Data Intensive Science (STC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18
Advanced Composites MSc 75 Dental Implantology MSc 96
Advanced Composites (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18 Development and Security MSc 87
Advanced Computing MSc 62 Diamond Science and Technology PhD 18
(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)
Advanced Computing – Creative Technology MSc 62
Disability Studies PhD 54
Advanced Computing – Machine Learning, Data Mining MSc 62
and High-Performance Computing Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research MSc 102
Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering MSc 72 Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology (Wellcome Trust) PhD 18
Advanced Quantitative Methods MRes 110 E
Advanced Quantitative Methods PhD 54 Earth Sciences (taught programmes) 64
Advanced Social Work with Children and Families MSc 113 Earth Sciences PhD 52
Aerospace Engineering PhD 46 Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience MSc 60
Applied Neuropsychology MSc 106 East Asian Development and the Global Economy MSc 87
Applied Neuropsychology PG Diploma 106 Economics Graduate 65
Diploma
Applied Anatomy PhD 48
Economics MRes 65
Archaeology and Anthropology PhD 44
Economics MSc 65
B
Economics PhD 54
Biochemistry PhD 50
Economics and Finance MSc 65
Biological Sciences PhD 50
Economics, Accounting and Finance MSc 56
Biomedical Engineering MSc 72
Economics, Finance and Management MSc 65
Biomedical Sciences Research MSc 58
Education MSc 67
Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences MSc 58
Education PhD 54
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Catalysis (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18
Education (Leadership and Policy) MSc 67
Cellular and Molecular Medicine PhD 50
Education (Learning, Technology and Society) MSc 67
Chemical Synthesis (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18
Education (Mathematics Education) MSc 67
Chemistry PhD 52
Education (Neuroscience and Education) MSc 67
Chinese-English Translation MA 116
Education (Policy and International Development) MSc 67
Civil Engineering (taught programmes) 60
Education (Secondary) PGCE 67
Civil Engineering PhD 46
Education (Special and Inclusive Education) MSc 67
Classics and Ancient History PhD 44
Education (Teaching and Learning) MSc 67
Climate Change Science and Policy MSc 78
Education Management (Bristol) MSc 67
Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management PG Certificate 96
Education Management (Hong Kong) MSc 67
Clinical Neuropsychology MSc 106
Education: Learning, Leadership and Policy EdD 54
Clinical Neuropsychology PG Diploma 106
Educational Psychology DEdPsy 54
Clinical Neuropsychology Practice PG Certificate 106
Educational Research MSc 67
Clinical Oral Surgery PG Certificate 96
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (taught programmes) 72
Commercial Law LLM 88
Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD 46
Communication Networks and Signal Processing MSc 72
Engineering – Aerospace PhD 46
Communications (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18

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Programme Programme Pg Programme Programme Pg
award no award no
Engineering – Biomedical MSc 72 I
Engineering – Civil (taught programmes) 60 Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing MSc 72
Engineering – Civil PhD 46 Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc 85
Engineering – Electrical and Electronic (taught programmes) 72 Integrative Cardiovascular Science (BHF) PhD 18
Engineering – Electrical and Electronic PhD 46 International Commercial Law LLM 88
Engineering – Mechanical PhD 46 International Development MSc 87
Engineering Mathematics MSc 75 International Law LLM 88
Engineering Mathematics PhD 46 International Law and International Relations LLM 88
English Literature MA 76 International Relations MSc 104
English Literature PhD 44 International Security MSc 104
Environmental Policy and Management MSc 78 Italian PhD 44
Ethnicity and Multiculturalism MSc 114 L
European and Global Governance MSc 104 Labour Law and Corporate Governance LLM 88
European Legal Studies LLM 88 Law (LLM programmes) 88
Exercise, Nutrition and Health PhD 54 Law MA 88
Experimental Psychology (conversion) MSc 106 Law PhD 54
F Law and Globalisation LLM 88
Film and Television MA 77 Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics MA 98
Film and Television PhD 44 M
Finance and Investment MSc 56 Management MSc 92
French PhD 44 Management PhD 54
Functional Nanomaterials PhD 18 Management (Entrepreneurship) MSc 92
(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) Management (International Business) MSc 92
G Management (Marketing) MSc 92
Gender and International Relations MSc 104 Mathematical Sciences MSc 94
General Legal Studies LLM 88 Mathematics PhD 52
Geographical Sciences (taught programmes) 78 Mechanical Engineering PhD 46
Geographical Sciences (Human Geography) PhD 54 Medieval Studies PhD 44
Geographical Sciences (Physical Geography) PhD 52 Molecular Neuroscience MSc 80
German PhD 44 Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse PhD 18
Global Political Economy MRes 110 Epidemiology (Wellcome Trust)
Global Political Economy PhD 54 Music MA 95
Global Wildlife Health and Conservation MSc 117 Music PhD 44
Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (NERC) PhD 18 N
GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC) PhD 18 Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials MSc 101
GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (Wellcome Trust) PhD 18 Neural Dynamics (Wellcome Trust) PhD 18
H Neuropsychology – Applied MSc 106
Health and Wellbeing MRes 110 Neuropsychology – Clinical MSc 106
Health and Wellbeing PhD 54 Nuclear Science and Engineering MSc 101
Health, Law and Society LLM 88 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health MSc 102
Health Sciences Research MRes 80 O
Health Sciences Research MRes 80 Optical Communications and Signal Processing MSc 72
(Translational Cardiovascular Medicine) Oral and Dental Sciences (taught programmes) 96
Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD 44 Oral and Dental Sciences PhD 48
History MA 83 Oral Medicine MSc 96
History PhD 44 Orthodontics DDS 48
History of Art MA 84 P
History of Art PhD 44 Palaeobiology MSc 64
Human Geography: Society and Space MSc 78 Perfusion Science MSc 80
Human Rights Law LLM 88 Philosophy PG Diploma 98

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Programme Programme Pg Programme Programme Pg


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Philosophy MA 98 South West Biosciences (SWBio) PhD 18
Philosophy PhD 44 Doctoral Training Partnership (BBSRC)
Philosophy and History of Science MA 98 South West Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC) PhD 18
Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences MA 98 South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC) PhD 18
Philosophy of Physics MA 98 Stem Cells and Regeneration MSc 80
Physics (taught programmes) 101 Strategy, Change and Leadership MSc 92
Physics PhD 52 Sustainable Futures MRes 110
Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience PhD 50 Sustainable Futures PhD 54
Policy Research MSc 102 Synthetic Biology (EPSRC and BBSRC Centre PhD 18
Policy Studies (taught programmes) 102 for Doctoral Training)
Politics and International Relations (taught programmes) 104 T
Population Health Sciences PhD 48 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals MSc 80
Postgraduate Dental Studies PG Diploma 96 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MSc 67
Psychology (taught programmes) 106 Theatre and Performance PhD 44
Psychology, Educational DEdPsy 54 Theoretical and Practical Clinical Neuropsychology PG Diploma 106
Psychology (Experimental) PhD 50 Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences PhD 18
(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)
Psychology of Education BPS MSc 67
Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences MSc 58
Public Law LLM 88
Translation MA 116
Public Policy MSc 102
Translation PhD 44
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Translational Cardiovascular Medicine MSc 80
Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation EngD 18
(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) Translational Health Sciences PhD 48
Quantum Engineering (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD 18 V
R Veterinary Clinical Practice PG Diploma 117
Religion MA 109 Veterinary Science MSc 117
Religion and Theology PhD 44 Veterinary Sciences PhD 48
Reproduction and Development MSc 80 Volcanology MSc 64
Robotics MSc 75 W
Robotics and Autonomous Systems – FARSCOPE PhD 18 Water and Environmental Management MSc 60
(EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training) Water Informatics: Science and Engineering PhD 18
Russian and Czech PhD 44 (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training)
S Wireless Communications and Signal Processing MSc 72
Security, Conflict and Human Rights MRes 110
Security, Conflict and Human Rights PhD 54
Social and Cultural Theory MSc 114
Social Policy PhD 54
Social Science Research Methods (Management) MSc 92
Social Science Research Methods (Politics) MSc 104
Social Science Research Methods (Sociology) MSc 114
Social Sciences (interdisciplinary taught programmes) 110
Social Work MSc 113
Social Work PhD p54
Social Work Research MSc 113
Socio-Legal Studies MSc 88
Sociology MSc 114
Sociology, Politics and International Studies PhD 54

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UNIVERSITY MAP

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Accommodation Office 44 Hawthorns, The 44
Accommodation (postgraduate) Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research 108
Chantry Court F History 66
Deans Court E History of Art 66
Harbour Court B Hospitals
Orchard Heights D Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) 84
The Courtrooms C Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) 84, 95, 97
Woodland Court A Children’s Hospital 82
Aerospace Engineering 20 Eye Hospital 98
Archaeology and Anthropology 23 St Michael’s Hospital 85
Arts and Social Sciences Library 40 Law School 26
Beacon House 54 Life Sciences Building 110
Biochemistry 16 Mathematics 29
Biomedical Sciences Building 16 Mechanical Engineering 20
Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences 3 Merchant Venturers Building 25
Bristol Doctoral College 43 Modern Languages 66
Bristol Glaciology Centre 103 Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre 76
Bristol SU Lettings 41 Music 81
Cabot Institute 30 Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Bristol Centre for 37
Careers Service 41 Neuroendocrinology, Research Centre for 83
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health 105 Norah Fry Research Centre 47
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies 80 Nursery 56
Cellular and Molecular Medicine 16 Philosophy 78
Chemistry 12 Physics 33
Civil Engineering 20 Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience 16
Classics and Ancient History 66 Policy Studies 47
Clinical Sciences 18 Queen’s Building 20
Clinical Research and Imaging Centre 107 Religion and Theology 66
Computer Centre 41 Senate House 43
Computer Science 25 Social and Community Medicine, Oakfield House 105
Dental School 96 Social Sciences Complex 68
Dorothy Hodgkin Building 83 Sociology, Politics, and International Studies 72
Earth Sciences 26 South West Doctoral Training Centre 53
Economics, Finance and Management 68 Sport, Exercise and Health 42
Education 1 Student Counselling Service 77
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 25 Student Funding Office 43
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research 30 Students’ Health Service 77
Engineering Mathematics 25 Students’ Union 80
Engineering Design 20 Theatre 7
English 66 Veterinary Sciences, Langford 91
Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences 47 Veterinary Sciences (Pre-Clinical) 39
Experimental Psychology (Graduate Centre) 49 Wickham Theatre 7
Film and Television 80 Wills Memorial Building 26
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GETTING TO BRISTOL

Getting to Bristol
Bristol is located in the south west of the United Kingdom about
100 miles (160 kilometres) west of London and has excellent road,
rail and air links. The University campus is at the heart of the city
and is easily accessible by public and private transport.
By car
Bristol has excellent road links, enabling easy access to
the city from all over the UK. The M4 and M5 motorways
put London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive,
while the M32 allows direct access from the M4 into the
heart of the city.
You will find more detailed directions from the M32 to the
University campus at bristol.ac.uk/maps/directions.

By train
Bristol has two main railway stations – Bristol Temple
Meads and Bristol Parkway; we advise you to arrive
at Temple Meads as it is much closer to the University
campus. The number 8 and 9 bus services run to the
campus from Bristol Temple Meads every ten minutes
at peak times. The journey should take about 20 minutes.
If you wish to walk from Temple Meads, it will take around
30-40 minutes and involves an uphill climb.

By plane
Bristol Airport is 13 kilometres south of the city
and operates scheduled flights between many UK
and European cities. There is a direct National Express
coach service between London Heathrow, London
Gatwick and Bristol, and a Railair link coach service
between Heathrow and Reading (where you can join
one of the main London to Bristol trains). Alternatively,
you can take the Heathrow Airport Express to London
Paddington and travel to Bristol by train from there.

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