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MRes - Faculty of Media & Communication

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Master’s by Research (MRes) course allows you to embark upon a research degree by undertaking a research project at Master's level which will be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce.

This course allows you to explore a specific research question that interests you and by undertaking this degree within our Faculty of Media & Communication you’ll have access to leading academics and BU's technical facilities and information resources.

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.

Course details

A Master’s by Research (MRes) provides an opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations. Undertaking an MRes within the fields of media, communication or law at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and an MRes is provides an opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.

The MRes is focused on the development of generic research knowledge and critical analysis skills applied to independent research on an approved topic. Your research would normally involve a literature study, an experimental or hypothesis-testing phase, an evaluation phase and a writing-up phase.

Your independent research would be written up as a thesis, which is expected to be between 15,000 and 30,000 words (depending on the discipline).

Application deadline

30 June 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 97 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    110 55%

    63rd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    9th

    48
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    37th

    30

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