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The Faculties - part 1
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Teaching, research and knowledge exchange in science
The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) supports a diversity of teaching, research and knowledge exchange activity with a focus on the applications of science and its impact on real world problems.
Our areas of excellence and innovation include a range of single and multi-disciplinary projects and programmes in:
Analytical Sciences (Forensic Science, Health Diagnostics)
Biological and Human Sciences (Microbiology, Physiology, Plant Science)
Biomedical Sciences (Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology)
Environmental Sciences (Air Quality, Water Quality, Environmental Consultancy, Environmental Health)
Molecular biology and post-genomic science (Genomics, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics)
Psychology (Critical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology)
We have strong links with business, industry, charities, the NHS, Government and Research Councils, with whom we regularly engage in knowledge exchange activities. FAS fosters education in the community at every level of its development; from school outreach activities, through undergraduate and postgraduate study, PhD studentships, research, academia, and continuing professional development in the form of consultancy and professional short courses.
Bristol School of Art, Media and Design
Welcome to the School of Creative Arts, 2007
The new School of Creative Arts at UWE brings together Art, Media and Design with Drama, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Studies.
Consisting of some 2,100 students and 180 staff, the School is one of three in the new Faculty of Creative Arts. The School of Creative Arts is the largest and has two departments:
- Department of Art and Design
- Department of Culture, Media and Drama.
The Bristol School of Animation and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are also associated with the new Faculty.
Courses in the Department of Art and Design:
Courses and combinations in the Department of Culture, Media and Drama:
Postgraduate courses offered by the Centre for Graduate Studies
The Faculty has over 200 students on postgraduate courses. Click here for information about the PGDip, MA, MPhil and PhD courses offered in the Faculty.
An Introduction to Bristol Business SchoolBristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England has a lively academic community of more than 3,000 students and 150 staff. The academic team in BBS is structured in seven departments, or schools, based around key business disciplines. We have a modern, dynamic outlook and pride ourselves on our dedication to excellence in teaching and our strong links with the business community.
Courses and teaching
We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses which are designed to be practical, comprehensive and academically rigorous.
We receive consistently high assessment scores for the quality of our teaching and our teaching methods are designed to encourage plenty of active involvement and develop practical skills that our students can apply in their working life from day one.
Research and Consultancy
Over 80% of our academic team are involved in research and consultancy for an extensive range of organisations and most have held senior positions in business and industry and bring practical, relevant experience to their teaching.
We consider these activities and experience to be vital as they keep our academics at the forefront of business practice and inform and enrich our students' learning experience.
Campus and Facilities
BBS is located on the main UWE campus at Frenchay, five miles north of Bristol city centre and close to the M4, M5 and M32. The campus is large, well landscaped and extremely well equipped. It has also recently benefited from a massive ?150 million worth of investment in the development of new student accommodation and leisure facilities.
Extensive computing facilities are available to all students and UWE also has one of the largest libraries in the country which is particularly well equipped for serving the needs of business students.
An attractive, energetic city
Bristol is a creative, dynamic, thriving city. It's a modern, vibrant and multicultural environment in which to live, learn and develop. The city has benefited from an extensive redevelopment of its riverside areas which has created fashionable waterfront stretches, home to cafes, bars, restaurants, night clubs, arts and media centres. There are extensive shopping areas, good sports facilities and excellent communications links via the M32/M4 and M5 motorways, two major railway stations and an international airport with regular flights to Europe and the USA.
Specialisation with breadth
The Faculty is one of the largest centres in Europe for teaching and research in the built and natural environments, and covers an unusually wide range of disciplines. There are 200 academic and technical staff and 2200 students, working in five Schools and five Research Centres, enabling specialist research and teaching to be combined with a breadth of vision. Staff from different disciplines and professions work together in teams to develop a deep and sophisticated understanding of how different natural and human forces combine to shape the environments around us. Researchers and students relate their own work to other disciplines and professions through joint projects and assignments.
Research and Consultancy
The Faculty has an expanding portfolio of local, national and international research activities. At any one time the Research Centres have fifty to sixty active research projects and the annual external income from research exceeds ?1 million.
Teaching excellence and innovation
Teaching staff are actively engaged in research or professional practice, ensuring that students learn directly from the latest academic and business developments. Staff also lead projects to enhance teaching, learning and assessment strategies, web communication systems, inter-professional team building and to develop students' research skills.
Supportive and flexible learning
In addition to traditional full-time study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, most degree courses can be taken part-time by day release, and some are available through distance learning with staff support available as required. The mode or length of study can usually be changed if students’ circumstances change. Credit awarded by other institutions, or learning gained through work, may count towards a Bristol UWE award.
The Faculty also offers professional development and short courses, enabling students to enrol for as little as one day’s learning, either through the web or for a taught course, with credit towards a university certificate if they wish. We can also produce a package of learning to meet the requirements of individual employers.
The Faculty has strong links with professional bodies, which accredit many of the courses, and with employers who provide sandwich year placements for students, support part-time routes to qualification and advise on curriculum developments. Our record of graduate employment is excellent.
Equipped for success
The Faculty occupies modern buildings on the Frenchay campus, and is well equipped with laboratories (including a new Environmental Change laboratory) for the study of all aspects of the built and natural environments. We also have computer suites supporting computer aided design (CAD) and geographical information systems (GIS) and have recently constructed a new studio building using sustainable materials and advanced technology, incorporating a new spatial analysis laboratory. The recently expanded campus library is very large and also provides access to extensive electronic resources.
As important as these physical resources are the teams of specialist technicians who support both teaching, consultancy and research, including the production and development of testing and research equipment.
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