Taught course

Applied Sciences by Research

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A good Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience. For full entry requirement information please visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/MSASRF

Months of entry


Course content

Key features of the course
•Increase your practical proficiency by engaging in an extended research project
•Develop research skills and tackle complex problems
•Enhance communication and presentation skills (written and oral)
•Study a wide range of projects across several areas of science

This degree program has been designed specifically to provide you with an opportunity to widen your range of skills in a broad range of science specialism's. You will gain and develop practical skills beyond those that are normally available within a first degree and will be required to engage in a large scale laboratory or fieldwork research project. You will produce a final piece of work that is publishable and/or presentable at a scientific meeting. Students completing the course should therefore have the confidence that they can demonstrate achievement, independent thinking and laboratory / fieldwork skills to a prospective employer.

You will undertake a double weighted research project in conjunction with just three taught units chosen from a wide range of units offered within the Applied Sciences Postgraduate Framework. The choice of units will be selected by students with guidance from individual course tutors.

This course allows you to tailor your study to your specific requirements or career aspirations. It is popular with students wishing to develop their research skills before tackling a PhD and provides a perfect introduction to research. Applicants from all fields of Applied Sciences relevant to existing staff expertise are welcome.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For full international student information please visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/MSASRF

Fees and funding

UK students
For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,500
International students
For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: International (non-EU): £14,000

For up to date fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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