Research course

Faculty of Science and Technology

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1).

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.

As entry requirements can vary, it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

With the fields in Science & Technology constantly evolving, there are always exciting opportunities for research projects that can make a real difference to people's lives and lead to new developments in these areas. The MRes programme allows you to undertake a research project at Master’s level which would then be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce.

You can tailor your studies to your specific interests or career aspirations, such as; computing, design, engineering, environmental sciences, games technology, psychology, archaeology or anthropology.

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about.

Your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic university staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input while accessing BU’s technical and information resources.

You will also be part of BU’s wider postgraduate community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through the Doctoral College and your academic faculty.

We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and an MRes provides an opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.

The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,395 per year (library-based and laboratory-based)
International students
£15,000 per year (library-based) £17,000 per year (laboratory-based)

For fees and funding information, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiries Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961916