Research course

Sustainable Futures

Institution
University of Bristol · Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A high honours degree from a social sciences or law discipline, and a Master's qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The interdisciplinary pathway in sustainable futures seeks to produce a new generation of researchers who can address the pressing social issues of sustainability in the face of a growing global population.

Sustainability research asks how human wellbeing can be maintained and enhanced in the long term, given rising populations, limited natural resources and a fragile environment. The 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, the politics and psychology of sustainability, and the geography and demographics of those affected. We therefore deliberately expose students to a broad range of material to help them appreciate and understand interconnected perspectives and to provide them with skills to work effectively across disciplines. We welcome students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.

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
£15,500

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

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

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 954 5357 or 5225