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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University adds value for postgraduate students, providing opportunities to engage in world-leading research, strong industry links, accredited master's degrees and an impressive range of scholarships and funding support.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,265 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 47%
  • Part Time 53%

Domicile

  • UK 66%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 28%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 0 935 935
Philosophy 490 0 490
Business & Management Studies 0 240 240
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 230 230
Social Work 0 215 215
Communication & Media Studies 0 155 155
Law 0 150 150
Marketing 0 110 110
Psychology 0 100 100
Computer Science 0 90 90
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 90 90
Accounting & Finance 0 80 80
Education 0 65 65
Medical Technology 0 55 55
Other 0 45 45
Librarianship & Information Management 0 30 30
Food Science 0 25 25
Agriculture & Forestry 0 20 20
Complementary Medicine 0 20 20
Biological Sciences 0 15 15
Creative Writing 0 15 15
General Engineering 0 15 15
Geography & Environmental Science 0 10 10
Economics 0 10 10
Music 0 10 10
Sports Science 0 10 10
Politics 0 5 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 5 5
Forensic Science 0 5 5
Art & Design 0 5 5
Anthropology 0 5 5
Archaeology 0 5 5
Sociology 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,750–10,000
Mixed 5,750–10,000
Laboratory 5,750–10,000
Clinical 5,750–10,000
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available for postgraduate students to reward academic excellence, help international students access higher education at this level, or simply to provide further financial assistance. Some need to be applied for once course applications have been submitted, while others are awarded automatically if students meet the specified criteria.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship: a fee waiver of £2,000 or more, for students who achieved a 2:1 in their undergraduate study and meet the eligibility criteria.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is guaranteed for postgraduate students that have accepted BU as their firm choice and booked and paid for their accommodation by the relevant deadline. Terms and conditions apply.
  • University accommodation is available on and off campus; the university's private accommodation service can help those who prefer to live in a residential house.
  • Students may make arrangements to stay in their accommodation during vacations.
  • For those living in halls or Unilet properties, the ResLifeBU team (student members of staff) organise social activities.