Bournemouth University

Technology

Biodiversity, Environmental Change & the Green Economy; Creative, Digital & Cognitive Science and Technology & Design are some of the many research themes in the Faculty of Science & Technology. A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an opportunity to critically investigate and evaluate a specific topic in one of our specialisms with a research supervisor. We strongly support collaboration across specialisms, both within our faculty and across the university as a whole, giving you plenty of scope to investigate a topic that you are passionate about. Many of our MPhil candidates will go on to complete their research as a PhD.

Entry requirements

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PhD

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

MPhil

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

Assessment methods

PhD

To be awarded a PhD, you will need to complete a complex and advanced project. You will be expected to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, which results in an original and independent contribution to knowledge, as well as to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

You will have to present and defend your thesis and/or practical element by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.

MPhil

You can be awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) after critically investigating and evaluating an approved topic and demonstrating an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field. You'll be expected to present and defend a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners. You can register to study for an MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.

The main focus of an MPhil is to carry out a unique research project, within any research area that is covered by one of our eight research themes - these involve cross-faculty collaboration and present an excellent opportunity to work on an impactful research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years

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