Biological Sciences (4) Engineering (12) Medicine (26) Communication & Media Studies (7) Agriculture (1) Environmental Sciences (13) Chemistry (6) Computer Science (8) Nursing & Health (27) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) Business & Management (5) Finance (14) Food Sciences (15)

School of Applied Sciences

University of the West of England, Bristol

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School of Applied Sciences

  • 92% student satisfaction for our Biomedical Science courses (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2022)
  • 91% student satisfaction MSc in Science Communication (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2022)
  • 91.5% of UWE Bristol postgraduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, published 2022)

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Study one of our Bioscience courses and you’ll have the opportunity to take part in interesting work placements, stimulating investigations and exciting field trips.

Our Biosciences courses include MSc Biomedical Science, MSc Health Technology, MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science and MRes Applied Sciences.

Environmental Science

The world needs scientists who can find solutions to environmental challenges at a local, national and global scale. With us, you’ll explore a rich variety of natural habitats in the UK and beyond.

Our Environmental Science courses include the MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation, MSc Conservation Leadership, MSc in Sustainable Food Systems and MRes Applied Sciences.

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Forensic Science

Designed with professional forensic scientists, our courses provide an in-depth understanding of the scientific methods used in criminal investigations. Learn in realistic simulated crime scenes and present evidence in our mock courtroom.

Our Forensic Science courses include MSc Forensic Science and MRes Applied Sciences.

Science Communication

Run by the internationally renowned Science Communication Unit, the MSc Science Communication is widely respected in the industry. It provides a knowledge of contemporary communication skills, underpinned with cutting-edge research.

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Funding your masters

Postgraduate study is more affordable than ever. In addition to the £12,167 master’s loan that can be used to cover study costs and living expenses, we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries to help you pay for your studies.


Discover the power of practical skills in our state-of-the-art bioscience laboratories and Envirotron Greenhouse at Frenchay Campus. For the forensic scientists, we have a crime scene simulation space on the Frenchay Campus.

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We are proud to collaborate with many local, national and international stakeholders and industry partners. From the NHS to Bristol Zoo, our professional connections provide unrivalled opportunities for placements, field experience and networking – all with the aim of enhancing your employability.

Our research

At the School of Applied Sciences, our world-class researchers are active in research in our Science Communications Unit, Institute for Biosensing Technologies and Centre for Research in Biosciences. Ranging from wildlife conservation to bio-sensing technology, our research is making a tangible impact on the world.