Research course

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) and/or an appropriate Master's degree. Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject. Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We conduct varied and forward-thinking research within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, in areas such as midwifery, nursing, leadership and dementia, as well as humanisation, nutrition and social work.

We collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and we work closely with BU's research institutes and centres, such as the Dementia Institute, the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health and the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, among others.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

2016/17 Academic year

Library based:

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £4,075
  • International (non-EU): £12,500

Laboratory based:

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £4,075
  • International (non-EU): £14,500

Part-time students

You will be charged a proportion of the full-time fee according to how much you study during the year.

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate research fees and funding section.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

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