Bournemouth University

Health and Social Sciences

You can study a Master of Philosophy in a variety of areas such as healthcare, midwifery, nursing, leadership or dementia. Other areas of study include nutrition, exercise, the social sciences, humanisation, mental health and social work. A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be a precursor to a PhD, giving you two years to delve into a subject that you are passionate about. Our staff within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences have varied interests and specialisms, providing you with an opportunity to work with an expert in a field of research interest.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or higher and a relevant Master's degree. If English is not the native language an IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above is required.

Assessment methods

Students present and defend a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

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