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.
We collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and we work closely with BU's research institutes and centres, such as the Ageing & Dementia Research Centre, the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health, the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, the Nursing for Long Term Health Research Centre and the Institute of Medical Imaging & Visualisation among others. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and a PhD provides an opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.
You will also be part of BU’s research community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through the Doctoral College and your academic faculty.
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.
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- Medical Sciences
- Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport & Exercise Therapy
- Radiography & Medical Imaging
- Social Care & Social Work
- Sport & Exercise Sciences
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- 18 months
- 36 months
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- 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.
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International15000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 18 months.
National4395 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4395 GBP per year during 18 months.
- UK, ROI & CI: £4,395 per year (library-based and laboratory-based)
- Int'l: £15,000 per year (library-based) / £17,000 per year (laboratory-based)
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.