Supported by a wide range of funders such as the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the NHS, faculty researchers have been at the forefront of many treatments, discoveries and healthcare programmes which are now in use around the globe.
We offer many taught and research postgraduate opportunities, allowing postgraduate students to work alongside world-leading researchers and experts in their fields.
Our internationally-recognised research connects scientific research with clinical dentistry.
We provide superb facilities for students and staff that include outstanding research and teaching laboratories, well-equipped clinical rooms and quiet space for independent study.
Our clinical and research scientists collaborate on multidisciplinary research that extends from the molecular level to large scale population studies.
Based in state-of-the-art facilities, we are home to a range of centres, collaborations and units covering genetic and life-course epidemiology, public health and health services, primary health care, psychiatry, community child and adolescent health, methodological sciences and medical ethics.
Our research delivers pioneering treatments for patients and ground-breaking discoveries in basic science across a wide range of clinical fields such as neuroscience and endocrinology, cardiovascular sciences, musculoskeletal conditions and infection and immunity.
Our research is focused on two themes aligned with cross-cutting critical mass across the University of Bristol. Population Health takes a multi-disciplinary approach, spanning molecules to communities of animals, including the human animal. Global Food Security addresses the major challenges to sustainable intensification of livestock production. We have excellent laboratory and instrumented livestock facilities providing our academics with a wide range of equipment and techniques.
The faculty is part of Bristol Health Partners, a partnership between the University, UWE, NHS trusts and the City Council.
By incorporating initiatives for both teaching and research collaboration it aims to improve health outcomes by accelerating research into practice and looking at new ways of delivering clinical services.
The faculty is home to a number of research centres and partnerships, and is well-equipped with world-class facilities.
- Bristol Trials Centre
- Bristol Heart Institute
- Bristol Neuroscience
- Bristol Population Health Science Institute
- Children of the 90s (ALSPAC)
- The Cleft Collective
- Clinical Research and Imaging Centre (CRICBristol)
- Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research
- Laboratories of Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology
- MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
- NIHR Bristol Nutrition Biomedical Research Unit
- The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research
- Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE)
- Translational Biomedical Research Centre
REF 2014 results
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research universities. The University achieved 100 per cent world-leading 4* for impact in both clinical medicine and public health, health services and primary care.
Our postgraduate students work alongside world-leading experts on a number of taught and research programmes.