Research course

Master's by Research - Archaeology, Anthropology, Forensic Sciences & Life & Environmental Sciences

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MRes

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, April

Course content

There are varied and exciting research opportunities in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, forensic sciences, and life & environmental sciences. A Master's by Research (MRes) allows you to explore a specific research question that interests you and by undertaking this degree within our Faculty of Science & Technology 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 facilties and information resources.

Our unrivalled location, which has the greatest levels of biodiversity in Britain and includes the UNESCO Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast and the New Forest, will give you easy access to sand dunes, coastal cliffs, rivers, forests, meadows and heathlands for any necessary field research. You’ll also have access to some of the best teaching and research laboratories in the UK. We have one of the most extensive collections of human and animal skeletal reference materials in the UK, including an exceptional range of human, hominin and modern primate teaching casts. Previous excavation trips have contributed to our archaeological collections of human and animal remains from sites spanning the Bronze Age to Post-Medieval periods.

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'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,200
International students
For January 2018 & April 2018 entry: £13,500 (library) £15,500 (lab) For September 2018, January 2019 & April 2019 entry: £14,000 (library) £16,000 (lab)

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

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
prospectus@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916