University of Bristol

Sustainable Futures

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. Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: An upper second class honours degree from a social sciences or law discipline, and a master's qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.e.

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 (MSc and PhD) and +3 (PhD) ESRC scholarships. Information about funding and scholarships can also be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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