International students

Immerse yourself in a creative city with history aplenty and where culture thrives. Arts matter in Bristol.

Within arm's reach of London and stunning countryside, Bristol is a natural destination for Arts students wanting a taste of British life with an outstanding academic environment.

Our year-long courses are informed by cutting-edge research, from prehistoric archaeology to avant-garde cinema.

Explore the range of programmes

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Popular programmes

MA English Literature

A diverse, challenging and deeply rewarding MA, students can pursue flexible pathways spanning Shakespearean and Victorian Literature, to 20th-century, to Literature and the Environment.‚Äč

With dedicated support from leading academics, developing rigorous, specialist and practical skills essential to graduate-level research is a core focus of this programme.

MA History

A broad degree of choice is offered in this programme that will connect students with the faculty's prestigious research groups. Choose to specialise based on your own interests or gain a broad understanding.

Major areas of expertise include Medieval and Early Modern History, Contemporary British and European History, and Public History.

MA History of Art

Studying a broad range of periods and approaches will enable you to choose your specialism. The MA draws on the department’s research strengths, including specialists in Medieval, Renaissance and Modern Art.

Studying for this MA is a chance to become part of a thriving, lively, yet close-knit academic community.

MA Film and Television

Develop high-level skills of analysis with textual and historical approaches to the study of film and television. Learn the skills of film-making from world-leading scholars, expert practitioners and industry professionals.

Bristol is a UNESCO City of Film and offers a huge array of varied cinema, television and digital media spaces and film festivals.

MA Comparative Literatures and Cultures

An MA that spans the discliplines. Study the encounters and exchanges between literatures and cultures across Europe and beyond. Gain a thorough grounding in cultural theory, critical reading and research skills.

You will have the opportunity to learn a language at a variety of levels.

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My programme and the University have far exceeded my expectations. Bristol has a wonderful community feel that encourages you to get involved with a wide variety of clubs, activities and events. I received excellent support while preparing for my studies as an international student.

Edythe (MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation), USA
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