About our courses

The University offers a wide range of single and joint honours degrees for you to tailor to your interests.

Length of degrees 

Most social sciences and arts courses take three years to complete and lead to a bachelor's degree (BA, BSc or LLB). 

Most science, engineering and some medical sciences courses offer a  four-year integrated master's (MEng, MSci) or three-year bachelor's (BEng, BSc) course. If you are unsure about which course to choose, we recommend that you apply for the integrated master's course to secure four years of financial support.  

Dentistry, medicine and veterinary science degrees usually take five years to complete. 

Tailor your course to suit you 

Our courses are made up of mandatory and optional units for you to choose from within your subject area. You may also be able to take one or more units in a different subject enabling you to explore your interests in other areas of study.  

Courses with Study in Industry  

Many of our courses include a year of industrial experience. You'll spend the first two years studying before gaining valuable experience in industry during your third year. You'll resume the course for your fourth and final year. 

Courses with time spent abroad  

Some of our courses provide the opportunity to study and work abroad for a full year of your degree. These courses allow you to internationalise your degree, gain a new perspective and enhance your CV. 

Courses with Innovation and Quantitative Research Methods  

If your course consists of an Innovation or Quantitative Research Methods (Q-Step) element, you'll spend two-thirds of your studies following the relevant single honours degree course structure. The remaining third provides practical innovation project work or training in quantitative methods which serve as invaluable employability experience.    


We support students who want to enhance their medicine, dentistry or veterinary science degrees by intercalating. We also welcome students from other universities who are looking to intercalate at Bristol.  

For more information and a list of available courses, please see our intercalated degrees pages. 

Studying part-time

We offer specific part-time degrees and a number of our full-time degrees may also be studied part-time. Please check individual course entries for details.

Personal tutor

You will be allocated a personal tutor at the start of your course. They can advise you on academic issues and, alongside a senior tutor, can provide personal support and guide you toward specialist support services within the University. Find out more about personal tutoring at Bristol.

As you progress through your degree you can find your passion. Bristol encourages its students to be hardworking, charismatic and dynamic, but also really collaborative and not single-minded.

Emma (BSc Economics)
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