Research course

Sustainable Futures

University of Bristol · Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant social sciences or law discipline (or international equivalent), and/or a Master's qualification. Previous or professional experience is not required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnershipinterdisciplinary pathways that are delivered in partnership with the Universities of Bath and Exeter.

Sustainability research asks how human wellbeing can be maintained and enhanced for the long term, given rising populations, limited natural resources and a fragile environment. This field, with its clear applied focus and strong strategic future-directed policy implications, has social sciences at its heart. It also requires a broad interdisciplinary approach and an understanding of economics, law, politics and psychology of sustainability, as well as the geography and demographics of those affected.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,185 Part time: £2,093
International students

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships for this interdisciplinary pathway.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0) 117 954 5225