Programmes of the University of Bristol

Undergraduate Programmes

The undergraduate programmes, currently approved by Senate, are as follows:

In the Faculty of Arts

International Foundation Programme - Arts and Humanities

International Foundation Programme - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

International Foundation Programme - Social Sciences and Law

Graduate Diploma

  • Theology (Trinity and Bristol Baptist colleges) (closed to new entrants)

Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology (closed to new entrants)
  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Archaeological Studies (BA / Diploma only) (closed to new entrants)
  • Classics
  • Classical Studies
  • Czech and French
  • Czech and German
  • Czech and Italian
  • Czech and Portuguese
  • Czech and Russian
  • Czech and Spanish
  • Drama (closed to new entrants)
  • Drama and English (closed to new entrants)
  • Drama and French (closed to new entrants)
  • Drama and German (closed to new entrants)
  • Drama and Spanish (closed to new entrants)
  • English
  • English and Classical Studies
  • English and Philosophy
  • English Literature and Community Engagement
  • Film and English
  • Film and French
  • Film and German
  • Film and Italian
  • Film and Portuguese
  • Film and Spanish
  • Film and Television
  • French
  • French and German
  • French and Italian
  • French and Portuguese
  • French and Russian
  • French and Spanish
  • German
  • German and Italian
  • German and Portuguese
  • German and Russian
  • German and Spanish
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History of Art and French
  • History of Art and German
  • History of Art and Italian
  • History of Art and Portuguese
  • History of Art and Russian
  • History of Art and Spanish
  • Italian
  • Italian and Portuguese
  • Italian and Russian
  • Italian and Spanish
  • Liberal Arts
  • Medical Humanities (BA only) (intercalating students only)
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Music and French
  • Music and German
  • Music and Italian
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and French
  • Philosophy and German
  • Philosophy and Italian
  • Philosophy and Portuguese
  • Philosophy and Russian
  • Philosophy and Spanish
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Politics and French
  • Politics and German
  • Politics and Italian
  • Politics and Portuguese
  • Politics and Russian
  • Politics and Spanish
  • Religion and Theology
  • Russian
  • Russian and Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Spanish and Russian
  • Theatre and English
  • Theatre and Film
  • Theatre and French
  • Theatre and German
  • Theatre and Italian
  • Theatre and Portuguese
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Theatre and Spanish
  • Theology and Religious Studies (closed to new entrants)
  • Theology and Sociology

Master in Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Anthropology with Innovation
  • History with Innovation
  • Film and Television with Innovation
  • Music with Innovation
  • Religion and Theology with Study Abroad (MArts only)
  • Theatre with Innovation

Master in Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts with Study Abroad

Master in Science, Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Psychology with Innovation
  • Geography with Innovation
  • Physics with Innovation
  • Management with Innovation

Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Computer Science with Innovation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Innovation

In the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Biochemistry with Study in Industry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Cancer Biology and Immunology
  • Cancer Biology and Immunology with Study in Industry
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine with Study in Industry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology with Study in Industry
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology and Microbiology (closed to new entrants)
  • Pathology and Microbiology with Study in Industry (closed to new entrants)
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiological Science
  • Virology and Immunology
  • Virology and Immunology with Study in Industry

Master in Science, Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience with Study in Industry (MSci and BSc only)
  • Pharmacology with Study in Industry (MSci and BSc only)
  • Physiological Science with Study in Industry (MSci and BSc only)

In the Faculty of Engineering

Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Aeronautical Engineering (closed to new entrants)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science (MEng, Diploma and Certificate only)
  • Computer Science and Electronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science (MEng, Diploma and Certificate only)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering

  • Aeronautical Engineering with Study Abroad (closed to new entrants)
  • Aeronautical Engineering with Study in Continental Europe (closed to new entrants)
  • Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad
  • Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe
  • Civil Engineering with Study Abroad
  • Civil Engineering with Study in Continental Europe
  • Computer Science and Electronics with Study Abroad
  • Computer Science with Study Abroad (MEng only)
  • Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe (MEng only)
  • Electronic and Communications Engineering (closed to new entrants)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Study Abroad
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Study in Continental Europe
  • Engineering Design with Study in Industry
  • Engineering Mathematics with Study Abroad
  • Mechanical Engineering with Study Abroad
  • Mechanical Engineering with Study in Continental Europe

Bachelor of Science

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science with Study Abroad
  • Computer Science with Study in Continental Europe
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

In the Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

  • Medicine

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

  • Dentistry

Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Anatomical Science (intercalating students only)
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science (closed to new entrants)
  • Companion Animal Behaviour (Certificate only)
  • Science of Dentistry
  • Science of Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science
  • Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Science

  • Bioethics (intercalating students only)
  • Global Health (intercalating students only)
  • Genomic Medicine (intercalating students only)
  • Health Sciences (intercalating students only)

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

  • Veterinary Science

Diploma of Higher Education

  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • Diploma in Dental Therapy

Certificate of Higher Education

  • Gateway to Dentistry
  • Gateway to Medicine
  • Gateway to Veterinary Science

In the Faculty of Science

Master in Science, Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education
  • Biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience (MSci only)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry with Industrial Experience (MSci only)
  • Chemistry with Study Abroad (MSci only)
  • Chemistry with Study in Continental Europe (MSci only)
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad (MSci only)
  • Environmental Geoscience with Study in Continental Europe (MSci only)
  • Environmental Geoscience with Study in North America (MSci only)
  • Geography
  • Geography with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Geography with Study Abroad (MSci only)
  • Geology
  • Geology with Study Abroad
  • Geology with Study in Continental Europe (MSci only)
  • Geology with Study in North America (MSci only)
  • Geophysics
  • Geophysics with Study Abroad (MSci only)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics with Statistics
  • Mathematics with Study Abroad (MSci only)
  • Mathematics with Study in Continental Europe (MSci only)
  • Palaeontology and Evolution
  • Physics
  • Physics and Philosophy
  • Physics with Astrophysics
  • Physics with Industrial Experience (MSci only)
  • Physics with International Experioence (MSci only)
  • Physics with Study in Continental Europe (MSci only)
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Zoology

Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Chemistry with a Preliminary Year of Study
  • Geography with Quantitative Methods
  • Geography with Study in Continental Europe
  • Geography with Study Abroad
  • Geology and Biology (closed to new entrants)
  • Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Philosophy (closed to new entrants)

In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Graduate Certificate

  • Social Work with Children and Families

Graduate Diploma

  • Economics
  • Social Work with Children and Young People (post qualifying award in specialist social work) (closed to new entrants)
  • Professional Practice with Children and Young People (closed to new entrants)

Master in Science, Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Politics with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods
  • Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods

Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Finance with Study in Continental Europe
  • Accounting and Finance with Professional Placement (BSc only)
  • Accounting and Management
  • Accounting and Management with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Childhood Studies
  • Childhood Studies with Management
  • Childhood Studies with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Criminology
  • Criminology with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Economics and Accounting with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics and Econometrics with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and Finance with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics and Management
  • Economics and Management with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Economics and Politics
  • Economics and Politics with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Economics with Study in Continental Europe
  • Education Studies
  • International Business Management
  • International Business Management with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Management
  • Management with Study in Continental Europe
  • Philosophy and Economics
  • Philosophy and Economics with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Philosophy and Politics
  • Politics (closed to new entrants)
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Politics and Sociology
  • Politics with Quantitative Research Methods with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Psychology in Education
  • Social Policy
  • Social Policy and Politics
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Social Policy with Criminology
  • Social Policy with Management
  • Social Policy with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Social Work with Children and Young People (post qualifying award in specialist social work) (closed to new entrants)
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Philosophy
  • Sociology with Quantitative Research methods with Study Abroad (BSc only)
  • Sociology with Study Abroad

Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education

  • Law
  • Law and French
  • Law and German
  • Law and Spanish
  • Law with Study Abroad
  • Law with Study in Continental Europe

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

The taught postgraduate programmes at level 7, currently approved by Senate are as follows:

In the Faculty of Arts

Master of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology for Screen Media (closed to new entrants)
  • Chinese-English Translation
  • Classical Reception
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Comparative Literatures and Cultures
  • Composition of Music for Film and Television
  • English Literature
  • European Literatures
  • Film and Television
  • Film and Television Production (closed to new entrantsd)
  • Film and Television Studies (closed to new entrants)
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (closed to new entrants)
  • Music
  • Performance Research
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and History of Science
  • Philosophy and Law
  • Philosophy of Biological and Cognitive Sciences
  • Religion
  • Translation

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Biomedical Sciences Research
  • Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences
  • Meat Science and Technology (closed to new entrants)
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences

Master of Research, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Research Methods in Life Sciences
  • Systems Neuroscience

In the Faculty of Engineering

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Advanced Composites
  • Advanced Computing
  • Advanced Computing - Creative Technology
  • Advanced Computing - Internet Technologies with Security (closed to new entrants)
  • Advanced Computing - Machine Learning, Data Mining and High Performance Computing
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Advanced Microelectronic Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Design, Manufacture and Management (closed to new entrants)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Communication Networks and Signal Processing
  • Communications
  • Image and Video Communications and Signal Processing
  • Optical Communications and Signal Processing
  • Robotics (joint award with the University of the West of England)
  • Water and Environmental Management
  • Wireless Communications and Signal Processing

Master of Research, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Advanced Composites
  • Complexity Sciences (MRes/Certificate only)
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Systems

In the Faculty of Health Sciences

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management (Certificate only)
  • Clinical Oral Surgery (Certificate only)
  • Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management (Diploma only)
  • Dental Implantology
  • Global Wildlife Health and Conservation
  • Health Care Ethics and Law
  • Medicine and Dentistry (Diploma/Certificate only)
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Postgraduate Dental Studies
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Stem Cells and Regeneration
  • Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
  • Translational Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Veterinary Clinical Practice (Diploma only)
  • Veterinary Sciences (MSc only)

Master of Research, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Health Sciences Research
  • Health Sciences Research (Translational Cardiovascular Medicine)

In the Faculty of Science

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Agricultural Ecosystems: Management for Sustainability
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Neuropsychology
  • Climate Change Science and Policy
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Palaeobiology
  • Physics
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Volcanology

Master of Research, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Functional Nanomaterials

In the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting, Finance and Management
  • Advanced Social Work with Children and Families
  • Contemporary Identities
  • Counselling in Education
  • Deafhood Studies (closed to new entrants)
  • Development and Security
  • Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research
  • East Asian Development and the Global Economy
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Economics (Microeconomics) (MSc and Diploma only)
  • Economics (Macroeconomics) (MSc and Diploma only)
  • Economics (Economic Policy) (MSc and Diploma only)
  • Economics, Accounting and Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics (closed to new entrants)
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and Public Policy (closed to new entrants)
  • Economics, Finance and Management
  • Education
  • Education Management
  • Education Management (Hong Kong)
  • Education (Leadership and Policy)
  • Education (Learning, Technology and Society)
  • Education (Mathematics Education)
  • Education (Policy and International Development) 
  • Education (Special and Inclusive Education)
  • Education (Psychology of Education)
  • Education (Teaching and Learning)
  • Education (Science Education) (closed to new entrants)
  • Education (Neuroscience and Education)
  • Educational Leadership (Teach First)
  • Educational Research
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Ethnicity and Multiculturalism
  • European and Global Governance
  • European Governance
  • Finance and Investment
  • Gender and International Relations
  • Higher Education
  • Human Geography: Society and Space
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Management
  • Mathematics Education
  • Neuroscience and Education
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Policy Research
  • Policy Studies
  • Politics (diploma/certificate only)
  • Post-Qualifying Studies in Social Work (Diploma/Certificate only)
  • Psychology of Education
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Development Economics
  • Research and Professional Studies
  • Research Methods
  • Science and Education (closed to new entrants)
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Sciences (Diploma/Certificate only)
  • Social Work (diploma only – see separate regulation for MSc)
  • Social Work Research
  • Sociology
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Special and Inclusive Education
  • Strategy, Change and Leadership
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Law

Master of Laws, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Commercial Law
  • European Legal Studies
  • General Legal Studies
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Law
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Labour Law and Corporate Governance
  • Law and Globalisation
  • Maritime Law
  • Public Law

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages (one or a combination or French, German, Spanish, or Italian)
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Science (one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics with Integrated Sciences)

Master of Research and Professional Studies, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Economics
  • Educational Psychology

Master of Research, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Environment, Energy and Resilience (closed to new entrants)
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Political Economy: Transformations and Policy Analysis (closed to new entrants)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Security, Conflict and Human Rights
  • Security, Conflict and Justice (closed to new entrants)
  • Sustainable Futures