About the Faculty of Health Sciences

Programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to providing the highest standards of teaching in an excellent research environment.

We have world-leading researchers, dedicated teachers and clinicians, and talented students. Our facilities include the £5 million Translational Biomedical Research Centre at the Veterinary School campus at Langford.

The faculty comprises three schools: Bristol Dental School, Bristol Medical School and Bristol Veterinary School. The breadth of programmes we offer, together with our success in recruiting an international cohort of students, ensures a dynamic experience for all those who choose to come to the University of Bristol.

We have strong collaborative relationships with the various National Health Service partners in the area, these close links underpinning much of our education and research activity.

Our postgraduate programmes are designed to expose our students to a research-intensive environment, with learning, knowledge and skills at the cutting edge of their chosen area of study. Our taught master’s programmes include innovative distance-learning courses and options for part-time study.

We publish our work in the highest-ranking journals and strongly support patient and public involvement in research as well as other public engagement activities. The faculty has an active postgraduate community pursuing a range of taught or research-based programmes, including two Wellcome Trust PhD programmes, guided by leading clinicians and academics.

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 clinical medicine and public health, health services and primary care.

Our work is funded by grants from many sources, including all of the UK’s research councils and major research charities. Most recently we have launched a Biomedical Research Centre, thanks to a £21 million award from the National Institute for Health Research, and a Wellcome Trust Clinical Academic Training programme for doctors, dentists and veterinary clinicians. The Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit has been renewed for a further five years to continue ground breaking work with discovery scientists and population health.

Strengths of the faculty

Postgraduates are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Heart Institute, Southmead Hospital, the Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol Dental School and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building. Faculty researchers have been at the forefront of many treatments, discoveries and healthcare programmes which are now in use around the globe.


Find out about funding opportunities for programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Visits and open days

Find about out the Postgraduate Open Day, visits to schools and departments or meet our staff at events around the world.

More about the Faculty of Health Sciences

Visit the Faculty of Health Sciences website for more information or contact postgraduate admissions:

Tel: +44 (0) 117 331 1676
Email: fohs-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

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