Bournemouth University

Archaeology, Anthropology, Forensic Sciences and Life and Environmental Sciences

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time January 2018 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time April 2018 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time April 2018 GBP 4,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BH12 5BB South West

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