Research course

Master of Philosophy

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate masters 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


Course content

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic and demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, has presented and defended a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce, to the satisfaction of the examiners. Candidates may register to study for an MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

By undertaking an MPhil, you will carry out a unique research project within any research area covered by one of BU’s 8 research themes.

Research in the Faculty of Science & Technology is undertaken by its research centres and groups in the following areas:

As a student in this Faculty, you will also be part of BU’s wider PG community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through The Graduate School

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£12,000 - £14,000

For details of fees and funding opportunities, please visit our website

From time to time we offer fully-funded PhD studentships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 - 72 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

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