Our programmes

Current programmes

Faculty of Life Sciences Programme

September 2016 - August 2018

Part of a strategic ambition to make Bristol a 'life sciences destination', this programme is working towards the creation of a new Faculty of Life Sciences in August 2018. With foundations in the close links between the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Science, this re-imagining of the two Faculties is a huge opportunity for the University.

EFM Growth Programme

Autumn 2016 - TBC

Originally part of the SSL2030 Programme, the expansion of the School of Economics, Finance and Management (EFM) has emerged as a key strategic ambition for both the Faculty and University. With the news that the University is soon to begin building a second campus, further opportunities will see the School nearly double in student numbers in the years to 2023.

ES 2030 - Engineering Growth Programme

September 2017 - TBC

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ensure Engineering at the University of Bristol is truly world-leading.

Completed programmes

Biomedical Review – Faculty of Health Sciences

Phase 3: September 2016 to August 2017

The Biomedical Review Programme oversaw the creation of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences; the move of the Veterinary School to the Faculty of Health Sciences; and supported the merger of the Schools of Social and Community Medicine and Clinical Sciences to form the Bristol Medical School. The programme also delivered a new undergraduate medical curriculum (MB21).

The formal merger of the two Schools to form the Bristol Medical School took place on 1 August 2017, with the first cohort of medical students studying the MB21 from September 2017.

Arts2020 – Faculty of Arts

September 2015 to August 2017

Arts2020 was the Faculty of Arts' education, research and structure review. This programme aimed to streamline and build on good practice across the Faculty, as well as improving the student experience.

As part of this, the Academic Programme team’s three projects focused on a review of: education and development of the current pedagogical offer; the Faculty’s research output and structure; and the Faculty’s structure and operations.

SSL2030 – Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

September 2015 to July 2017

The team’s work with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law was wide reaching. With the completion of three projects delivered by the programme: increasing student satisfaction in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS); ensuring a platform for the growth of the University’s Law School through the Law Growth project; and reviewing provision within the Graduate School of Education to ensure better financial outturn.

A fourth project to support the School of Economics, Finance and Management (EFiM) with an ambitious growth plan was also initiated and has since become a programme in itself which the team is now working to deliver.