About the Faculty of Health Sciences

Along with the Centre for Health Sciences Education, we offer a wide range of programmes. These, together with our diverse cohort of students, ensure a dynamic experience for all those who choose to study with us. Our postgraduate programmes expose our students to a research-intensive environment. We offer innovative distance-learning courses and options for part-time study. Most of the library’s electronic resources – including journal archives, e-books and library catalogues – are available to use both on-site and at a distance.

Programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Find out more about our postgraduate programmes, including application deadlines, fees and modes of study.

Taught programmes Research programmes


The Faculty of Health Sciences provides the highest standards of teaching in an thriving research environment. We have world-leading researchers, dedicated teachers and clinicians, and talented students. We are proud of our world leading expertise and publish our work in the highest-ranking journals.

Professional development

A postgraduate degree in Health Sciences can lead to career and research opportunities in a variety of fields. Many of our programmes are designed for practicing healthcare professionals to advance their careers and specialise in their fields.


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,
  • the Dorothy Hodgkin Building.


Our work is funded by grants from many sources, including research councils and major research charities. We recently launched a Biomedical Research Centre, thanks to a £21 million award from the National Institute for Health Research. The faculty also provides a Wellcome Trust Clinical Academic Training programme for doctors, dentists and veterinary clinicians. The Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit continues its groundbreaking work with discovery scientists and population health.

The faculty is home to two of the University’s Specialist Research Institutes the Bristol Heart Institute and the Bristol Population Health Science Institute. We also work closely with the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute to nurture interdisciplinary research for improved health.