Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Corporate and Marketing Communication

A Master's by Research (MRes) course allows you to embark upon a research degree by undertaking a research project at Master's level which will be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce.​ This course allows you to explore a specific research question that interests you and by undertaking this degree within our Faculty of Media & Communication you'll have access to leading academics and BU's technical facilties and information resources. 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 Graduate School 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.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Assessment methods

The MRes is focused on the development of generic research knowledge and critical analysis skills applied to independent research on an approved topic. Your research would normally involve a literature study, an experimental or hypothesis-testing phase, an evaluation phase and a writing-up phase. Your independent research would be written up as a thesis, which is expected to be between 15,000 and 30,000 words (depending on the discipline). Assessment of your thesis will consist of: a presentation of the thesis; an oral examination, normally including a 30 minute presentation and 60 minute viva voca examination.

An MRes is also a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. During your MRes you will: undertake research methods training to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the research methods used within the fields of media, communication or law; critically analyse information in the literature within your chosen field to identify information gaps, and develop and design a research project which addresses an issue within your chosen field; carry out your research project; produce a written critical analysis of the research data; present your research through a thesis and defend it by viva voce (oral) examination, to the satisfaction of examiners.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years

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