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

January, September

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.

Our research students are supported by the Graduate School.

Specialist supervision within the Faculty of Science & Technology includes

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Science
  • Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Aquatic Science
  • Environment
  • Primatology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Conservation.

Fees and funding

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

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


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

Course contact details

askBU Enquiries
01202 961916