Taught programmes

A taught postgraduate degree can help you specialise in a particular area to improve your career prospects or lead on to further study at doctorate level.

Part-time programmes

Many of our programmes are available to study part-time. Check the prospectus details to see if part-time study is available.

If you are an international student, you will need to check your visa requirements; student visas are not generally issued for part-time study in the UK.

What we offer

Most taught programmes at Bristol lead to a master’s qualification (MA, MSc, MRes, LLM). These programmes typically last one year full-time or two years part-time. In some subject areas, you will be able to study for a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

Our programmes provide flexible unit choices within the curriculum. You'll study a range of topics to give a broad view of your subject. 

Use the programme finder to choose the right degree for you. Learn more about the fees and application deadlines for your programme.

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Study online with Bristol

We also offer many online distance learning programmes which you can fit around your work, life and other commitments, from wherever you are in the world.

A stimulating environment

Bristol offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to learn, build networks and discover your full potential.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework demonstrates the quality of research at Bristol. Our teaching staff use their knowledge and experience from the forefront of their subject areas to shape the rigorous taught curriculum.

Learn more about our world-renowned academics – your potential future lecturers.

Professional development

Studying a postgraduate taught programme will help you develop transferable skills and build a global professional network.

Many of our taught programmes are designed for experienced professionals to enhance their career development. These programmes often provide flexible part-time study options or can be taken via distance-learning. Many students gain their qualification while continuing in full-time employment.

Whatever you study, the qualification you'll gain will be recognised around the world.

My favourite part of my course is the friends I’ve made here. I’ve got lots in common with them but there’s also such a variety of interests and such a variety of types of people which I really like. Everyone’s friendly and people will help you out - there’s a real sense of camaraderie.

Pawan Rana (MSc Earthquake Engineering and Infrastructure Resilience)
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