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
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.
Our research students are supported by the Graduate School.
Specialist supervision within the Faculty of Science & Technology includes
- Forensic Science
- Aquatic Science
- Molecular Biology
Fees and funding
For further details of fees and funding opportunities, please contact our askBU Enquiries Team.
From time to time we offer fully-funded PhD studentships.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- askBU Enquiries
- 01202 961916