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MPhil - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, M.Phil.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
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During the MPhil - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at Bournemouth University, 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.

About

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.

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.

Transferable skills and academia

Undertaking a research degree provides you with an opporunity to carry out research in a specialist field. It will can also equip you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied to roles within project management, commercial research and development, or consultancy services.

You may also decide that you would like to pursue a career within academia, developing the research that you undertake during your MPhil and sharing your expertise with others who have an interest in a similar field.

Programme Structure

You can study for an MPhil across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition 
  • Exercise 
  • Social sciences
  • Dementia
  • Humanisation 
  • Leadership, innovation and management
  • Midwifery, maternal and perinatal health
  • Nursing
  • Mental health services
  • Social work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • There is no formal deadline to apply for taught postgraduate courses with us, but we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      18-36 months full-time or 36-72 months part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) and/or an appropriate Master's 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.
  • As entry requirements can vary, it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4325 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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