What will I learn?

The MRes programme allows you to undertake a research project at Master’s level which would be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce.

Tailor your studies to your specific interests or career aspirations such as; healthcare, midwifery, nursing, leadership or dementia. Other areas include radiography and medical imaging, nutrition, exercise, the social sciences, humanisation or social work.

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.

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 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

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

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

Careers

Undertaking a research degree will not only allow you to carry out research in a specialist field, it will also equip you with transferable skills that can be applied to roles within project management, commercial research and development, or consultancy services.

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

Which department am I in?

School of Health & Social Care

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,646) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Lansdowne Campus

Lansdowne,

Christchurch Road,

Bournemouth,

BH1 3JJ, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,646) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Talbot Campus

Talbot Campus,

Fern Barrow,

Poole,

BH12 5BB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a US Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a relevant subject and may need some relevant work experience, depending on the course.

For international students

Students need an honours degree at upper second class (2:1) and/or an appropriate master's degree. Some supervisors may ask for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent and TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 79.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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