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World-ranking faculty

Our research and teaching consistently ranks among the top universities worldwide attracting around 4,500 talented students every year.

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Global research impact

Recognised by the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise 2008, distinguished publications, international funders, and prestigious awards.

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South West Doctoral Training Centre

One of the UK’s largest postgraduate research centres providing training for a new generation of social scientists.

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Talented students

Benefit from our research-intensive community offering you a lively, demanding and supportive environment in a wide range of subjects.


Our graduates

As a top-ten UK institute for graduate recruiters, our students come from all walks of life succeeding in a remarkable range of careers.

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Research expertise

We work at the heart of issues surrounding societal concerns, advancing social innovation and delivering evidence for policy makers.