About us

UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high-quality teaching and research with real-world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

Our teaching

With more than 600 courses on offer, at the undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, we offer a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines. We are well known for the quality of our teaching, and for our student experience as a whole.

We’ve built close links with leading employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC to help develop the right content for our courses and to give our students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.

“We want our students to become ready and able graduates, who feel confident in their abilities and the part they have to play in the world.”

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor

Our campuses

Our 14 different departments are spread across three campuses in and around Bristol – and we have campuses at Gloucester and Hartpury College, as well as offering courses through local study partners and global partner institutions.

We have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation as part of our 2020 Strategy to enhance our offer even further.

Our research and wider impact

Alongside our teaching, our academics are working on nationally and internationally-renowned research in many interesting areas – from robotics to appearance issues. As well as enriching our teaching, we ensure our research contributes to society and the economy through knowledge exchange, science communication, partnerships and supporting business innovation and growth.

We also play a very active role in our city and wider region and are seen by many employers and organisations as the ‘go to university’ for graduate recruitment.

Our location

Bristol is a big pull for students and employers alike. One of the UK’s most diverse and desirable cities to study and live in, it’s also a city that’s buzzing with industry – with interesting networks, opportunities and graduates employment options right here on our doorstep.

Our region

In total, the University is estimated to have generated a gross value added contribution of over £400 million to the West of England’s GDP in 2014/15. This is equivalent to 1.3% of the city region's economic output.

Our report, The economic impact of the University of the West of England, explores the contribution that UWE Bristol made to its local economy in 2014/15.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

MA

University Of the West Of England, Bristol

This industry-led MA will help you become a creative content developer for new forms of immersive experiences, including VR and 360° filmmaking, with a critical awareness ... [+]

As virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies become more affordable and accessible, many industries are becoming aware of the benefits of immersive narratives. As such, there is a growing need for professional story developers who can harness and explore the extraordinary potential of VR.

MA Virtual Reality is for creative graduates and existing filmmakers who want to enter the radical world of virtual and augmented media production for immersive storytelling in entertainment, journalism, education, marketing and advocacy. It is for independent thinkers, who thrive in experimental, hands-on learning environments.

Due to the evolving nature of this field, we welcome practitioners from both technical and creative backgrounds. This includes filmmakers, theatre designers, sound designers, game designers, animators, software developers, studio/media artists, writers, and journalists.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
1 year
Campus
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MSc

University Of the West Of England, Bristol

Become a specialist wildlife conservation practitioner with practical skills, experience and knowledge innovation to protect the world's most vulnerable species. Learn fr ... [+]

This exciting course is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you hands-on experience of contemporary and advancing techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. It's delivered in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bristol Zoological Society (BZS), and is unique in the way it prepares you for complete practical conservation.

Alongside developing your abilities and practice in ecosystem and species conservation, communication and effecting behaviour change, the MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course has a strong emphasis on developing your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. There is an ever more pressing need for conservationists to create and work with emerging technologies to ensure we maximise the opportunities for biodiversity conservation.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University Of the West Of England, Bristol

Unique in the way it explores all aspects of a building's entire lifecycle, from design to demolition, this course offers you the chance to cover new ground and be at the ... [+]

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations is fast becoming the industry standard approach to designing, analysing, and managing building lifecycle. On this course you will learn a holistic approach to everything from design and construction to maintenance, operation, and sustainability from industry and research experts using state-of-the-art BIM software. You will also benefit from regular talks from BIM experts and close links to the industry and BIM Regional Hub: South West.

Hands-on experience and world-class research

A unique feature of this course is that you have the opportunity to be placed with a company to deliver a BIM Organisational Strategy and a BIM Implementation Plan. You will also provide companies with BIM research that has real business value producing an organisational strategy and implementation plan to ensure their BIM is aligned with business strategy. You will then research a BIM-related topic of your choice in-depth for your dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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University Of the West Of England, Bristol

The MSc Construction Project Management is designed specifically to enhance your understanding of managing projects and to support construction professionals in practice ... [+]

In today's ever-changing market, construction professionals need the knowledge and skills available through postgraduate study more than ever. Successful project managers need to be able to think, lead and act in an uncertain and dynamic business environment, have access to the latest information, understand the appropriate techniques and systems, and have the expertise to apply these to market needs and business opportunities.

The MSc Construction Project Management is designed specifically to enhance your understanding of managing projects, and to support construction professionals in practice and client organisations. It is aimed at architects, surveyors, services engineers, civil engineers, construction managers, and existing project managers who wish to formalise their training on the client and supply side.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
12 - 28 months
Campus
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University Of the West Of England, Bristol

All organisations need effective leadership, and managers who can demonstrate an awareness of global business issues alongside this will always be sought after by employe ... [+]

All organisations need effective leadership, and managers who can demonstrate an awareness of global business issues alongside this will always be sought after by employers. This one-year, full-time MSc in International Management will give you the expertise, knowledge and skills that are required to perform a managerial role in an international organisation.

Whether this is a career change or career enhancement, the course will lift you above other candidates in the jobs market and equip you to go into a wide range of positions, not just nationally but on a global scale.

Advanced business skills

The course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the knowledge, and analytical and research skills, to be able to work successfully in an international environment with modules covering everything from globalisation to managing people in an international context. There is also a comprehensive personal development programme to equip you with the self management and problem solving skills that are essential for managerial roles.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University Of the West Of England, Bristol

The MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment concentrates on the financing and investment of property but also provides an overview of surveying and property issues. ... [+]

The MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment concentrates on the financing and investment of property but also provides an overview of surveying and property issues. It leads to a career in surveying a well-respected profession with excellent earning potential and the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This course gives graduates of a non-associated degree a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and provides the core technical knowledge and skills required for Chartered RICS membership. As a student on this course, you will be able to gain free student membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Investment Property Forum (IPF).... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
12 - 27 months
Campus
Read more in English
University Of the West Of England, Bristol

This course gives you a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and delivers a programme of study to provide graduates of a non-as ... [+]

Surveying is a stand-out profession - it's well respected, provides a good living, and offers the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This course gives you a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and delivers a programme of study to provide graduates of a non-associated degree with the core technical knowledge and skills that can lead to membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As a student on this course, you will be able to gain free student membership of RICS.

Give your career a competitive advantage

You'll gain an advanced understanding of concepts in real estate valuation, appraisal, development and management, and learn how to apply the theory to the real world so you can pursue and develop your career. You'll also develop Master's level research and analysis skills.... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
12 - 27 months
Campus
Read more in English
University Of the West Of England, Bristol

A stand-out course for students interested in risk in the global insurance industry, with extensive networking opportunities and progression towards the industry standard ... [+]

Why study this course?

With the UK insurance market worth over £200 billion, and more than 320,000 people working within it, there are huge opportunities for graduates looking to enter the industry, particularly those with specialist knowledge and skills.

The MSc Risk Management and Insurance has been developed with employers, industry experts and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), to give you the tools to progress rapidly in this varied and fast-paced sector.

You'll explore how risk is managed in insurance, and how insurance companies need to work with businesses to mitigate risk and prepare for the unknown and unexpected in today's global marketplace.

What are the big risk challenges for businesses in the future? How are technological advances impacting our understanding of capacity to manage risk, and how are insurance companies embracing change to protect businesses in a complex global environment?... [-]

United Kingdom Stoke Gifford
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Read more in English

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