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We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
A postgraduate or professional qualification can give you a real advantage especially in today's evolving jobs market. At UWE Bristol we offer a wide variety of courses with flexible ways to study – online, offline and a combination of the two. Whether you’ve decided to change direction, want to consolidate your experience in a qualification or need a professional qualification to take your career to the next level, you’ll find an option to suit you.
Our courses are designed to give you practical insight as well as theoretical knowledge. We work with leading organisations including the BBC, Airbus, NHS, Savills, ARUP and HP to create relevant, forward-thinking qualifications that are sought after by employers. You can study full-time or part-time on many of our courses and make the most of block release and online learning opportunities. New and innovative ways of learning mean that many of our postgraduate students study and work successfully at the same time.
Over 80 of our postgraduate courses are accredited by top professional bodies. This means that they have met high standards in teaching and learning and will provide you with a recognised qualification, access to professional networks and a way to take your career to the next level. If you want to refocus or change your career, a postgraduate or professional qualification will be a valuable stepping stone in achieving this.
9th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020)
92% in work or further study after 15 months (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)
We work with businesses and professional bodies to design our courses so you can be confident that your skills will be in demand. Our employer connections open doors when it comes to boosting your work experience. From professional career consultants to industry placements, volunteer opportunities and networking events, you can make sure you finish your course with the perfect balance of knowledge and real-world experience.
You’ll find all the support you need to succeed. Whether you’ve just finished your undergraduate studies or are returning to study, Block Zero is the first module you’ll do on most of our courses. It's an initial module designed to help you adjust to postgraduate and professional study. Three weeks of online activities mean you'll get to know your teaching team, meet people on your course and get vital headspace for personal development.
In addition to this you’ll find all the personal and academic support you need from our student support advisors, library service, wellbeing team and Students' Union.
We have a strong research reputation, with over one third of our research rated as world-class. Our twenty-four research centres cover a broad range of areas including social marketing, global finance, sustainable planning and environments and health and clinical research. We are leading the way with some pioneering research, which includes the world's biggest ever Cleft lip and palate research programme.
Arts, Creative Industries and Education
Taught subjects: Art and Design, Media and Teacher Training.
Business and Law
Taught subjects: MBA, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Event Management, Tourism, Law, Professional Law courses.
Environment and Technology
Taught subjects: Construction, Property, Computing, Geography, Environmental Management, Engineering, Design, Planning, and Architecture.
Health and Applied Sciences
Taught subjects: Allied Health, Life Science, Forensics, Environmental Health, Psychology and Social Science.
Find out for yourself at one of our postgraduate and professional open events.
The majority of our postgraduate and professional courses require an online application. For more information read our application guide.
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GET ON IN LIFE, NOT JUST IN YOUR COURSE
A postgraduate qualification from Bristol Business School will give you the skills and insight needed for a successful career as well as the qualifications needed to lift you above other candidates in the job market.
When you're investing time and money in a postgraduate course, you need to be sure that it will establish your credentials as a serious candidate for senior positions within your chosen field. Bristol Business School courses are designed to be practical, comprehensive and academically rigorous.
STUDY IN AN EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT
Bristol is a creative, dynamic, thriving city and a wonderful place to live, learn and develop. You'll be part of a lively academic community of more than 3,000 students and 150 staff within the Business School.
You'll also benefit from a truly supportive environment. We're here to help you grow - so we'll get to know you, give you the support you need to make your study a success and something that will be an invaluable investment in your future career.
PUT YOUR LEARNING INTO PRACTICES
Bristol Law School has been successfully involved in legal education for over 40 years and provide high quality courses taught in a fully supportive learning environment.
The teaching in the School is organised within two divisions: the Department of Law and the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice. The Department of Law encompasses a wide range of undergraduate programmes as well as providing taught postgraduate courses for the awards of MA and LLM. The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice is responsible for postgraduate vocational courses such as the LPC, BVC and CPE (GradDip). It also runs a wide range of short courses and conferences for the legal professional and other bodies, including an extensive continuing education programme for solicitors and the Professional Skills Course run in conjunction with Bristol Law Society.
The School offers supervision for full or part-time studies leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil), supported by specialist research training.
The Department of Allied Health Professions brings together specialists in the areas of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy.
The Department has an excellent national and international reputation with students from all over the UK as well as overseas. We are committed to educating students to meet the demands of their professions. Particular emphasis is placed on creating an environment which facilitates the development of effective therapists who are analytical and reflective; use evidence-based practice to guide their clinical reasoning; and who are able to meet the changing needs within health and social care today and in the future.
Staff are are actively involved with research and consultancy in many fields, representing the breadth and diversity of the professional groups.
The Department also incorporates discipline specific and interdisciplinary education to prepare students to work in a diverse health and social care environment.
See whats happening on the ground with the department of Planning and Architecture. The department is one of the biggest departments of planning and architecture in the UK, situated in a large, well-resourced and multi-disciplinary faculty, which continues to grow to meet new challenges in education and research. Its unique and innovative approaches to teaching and learning bring together architecture, planning and transport in a wide range of courses for full time and part time students, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
All its courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, including the ARB, RIBA, RTPI and ILT, and graduates have an excellent record of obtaining employment when they finish, assisted by the extensive links with practice, including work placements which are integrated into the courses.
We have a long-established reputation for enabling professional development in the disciplines covered within the Department. More specifically:
•We offer a range of short courses covering planning and architecture topics, related topics in spatial planning, construction, built environment law, air quality policies and practice and more.
•We lead on the delivery of an annual Planning Law and Policy Conference
•We offer a variety of programmes aimed at those in work who want to qualify in the field of planning as mid-career professionals
•We offer consultancy and advisory services
•From day one, our students are developed to become professionals through the provision of real life projects throughout their studies
We hold regular meetings with practitioners of architecture, planning and transport where education and practice come together for a lively exchange of views about the relationship between the two.
We have a long experience of distance learning courses in planning. We run and manage the only distance learning course in the UK for students wanting to become qualified planners, known as the Joint Distance Learning MA in Town and Country Planning, which is operated in partnership with a number of other UK universities.
The Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences aims to develop the full potential of our students whilst offering an enriched educational experience that equips them with the qualifications and skills to achieve their ambitions.
Based at the University's Frenchay Campus, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, professional training and continuing professional development courses and events.
Teaching and learning
We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching and approvals from external bodies such as the Forensic Science Society, the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Institution of Environmental Sciences. We have received excellent feedback in the National Student Survey, and believe in maintaining a high quality student experience and high standing with graduate employers.
We have an international reputation for research and knowledge exchange and hosts the Centre for Research in Biosciences in addition to the Science Communication Unit, which provides an environment for research students and post-doctoral scientists. We also have student transfer partnerships with institutions in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and the USA, and research collaborations across the globe.
Research and knowledge exchange
Research and knowledge exchange are fundamental to the Department, both in terms of our contribution to the global academic community and society, and to enhance the quality of our teaching and student experience.
Staff and students in the Department work on various projects funded by Research Councils, charities, business, industry and government agencies, and the Department contributes to the University Institutes of Biosensing Technology and Health, Sustainability and the Environment.
The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies combines the rigour of computer science with a deep understanding of the impact of digital technology and engagement with the challenges and opportunities it presents. Part of our work focuses on user-centred approaches to IT and technology - ensuring that technology meets the needs of those for whom it is intended.
Our postgraduate courses are flexibly structured and allow for both full-time and part-time study. This flexibility caters for those who wish to continue their professional development whilst remaining in full-time employment, as well as for those looking to further their qualifications on a full-time basis. Some modules may also be taken as short courses and our MSc Software Engineering is available entirely by distance learning.
We adopt a partnership and collaboration approach with regard to teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, professional development and international work and so this could be the start of many invaluable connections.
Through links that UWE has forged with institutions all over the world, staff and students come to UWE from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America. This strong multicultural mix, particularly at postgraduate level, makes for an interesting and lively student experience.
We conduct world class research in unconventional computing, large scale distributed systems, data processing and management and embedded systems. Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with industry and academia, including CERN.
There are over 50 academic staff based in the Department in areas such computer science, forensic computing, information management, web design and development, digital media, computer security, music technology, games technology, experience design and software engineering. We offer a diverse range of degree programmes, short courses, professional development opportunities, consultancy and international partnerships to meet the needs of both society and business today.
The Department of Education is one of the West of England’s largest centres for teacher education, with nearly 1,000 students in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and more than 600 students taking part-time courses for professional development.
UWE has a reputation for leadership and innovation in teacher education. The School works closely with schools and colleges throughout the West of England, South Wales and beyond, to keep its programmes at the leading edge of new developments.
The Department offers research degrees of MPhil and PhD as well as a range of specialist courses for professionals working in the careers, vocational guidance and Connexions services, and the Learning and Skills sector. The Department also offers the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).
At the Department of Education, we offer equal opportunities to all suitable applicants to train as teachers and study education, irrespective of race, creed, sex, marital status or disability.
Addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century requires graduates who can use a range of engineering technologies, mathematical skills and design methods to define, develop and deliver solutions that meet user requirements, offer value for money and are environmentally effective. Mathematics is as an integral part of engineering, but also provides solutions in computing, finance, business and health. Our staff work in integrated teams, covering a range of subject disciplines, to deliver programmes of research and study that aim to challenge, enthuse and stimulate students, providing them with the best possible positioning for their future careers.
A key element of our approach is based on partnership and collaboration. Partnership is at the heart of all our activities, including research, teaching, knowledge exchange, consultancy and professional development. Our unique partnerships and relationships put us in a strong position as a Department, working closely with regional, national and international partners, to develop the cross-disciplinary solutions needed for the modern age.
Enhance and update your skills and continue your professional development with a postgraduate qualification at the university for the real world. The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics offers a number of courses that can lead to a Masters by Research, Masters in Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. This flexibility caters for those who wish to continue their studies while remaining in full-time employment, as well as for those looking to further their qualifications on a full-time basis.
See what's happening on the ground at the UWE department of geography and environmental management. We practice innovative teaching and research in human and physical geography, environmental management and tourism. We collaborate with a wide range if regional, national and international partners.
The Department brings together specialists in the areas of public health, environmental health, social work, sociology, criminology and social policy and disciplines such as biological sciences, epidemiology, health economics and sociology that make an important contribution to these areas of work and help you to get on in life, not just in your course.
Staff are engaged in research and consultancy across a wide range of activity, for example: Older People, Education, Research and Development, Children and Young People, Offender Health Work, Leadership and Management, Arts and Health, Clinical Research, and User Involvement. Interprofessional, multidisciplinary and international approaches are now major dimensions to much of our work.
The Department has strong links with external agencies including 14 NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts and voluntary agencies. There are well-established networks for Department and Trust staff to meet and collaborate on a number of issues. We help you toget on in life, not just in your course.
We aim to provide a friendly and supportive environment which enables students to develop their full professional and academic potential through imaginatively designed learning opportunities delivered by highly qualified and professionally recognised staff.
We are aware of the need to provide support to professional development students and you will be able to utilise many of the facilities and resources available. These include the library on the Glenside Campus which is one of the best health and social care libraries in England with a huge selection of books, journals and audio visual materials including access to specialist health and social care software packages. Our regional Education Centres have their own libraries with online access to the Glenside Campus library resources.