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About the course

Please note: this course is now full for September 2021 entry. You may still apply, but your application will be held on a waiting list (either prior to or following an interview). If your application is on a waiting list, we will inform you if a space becomes available. 

This Master’s degree is both an academic qualification and a professional qualification. As it is approved by Social Work England you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of the course.

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Entry Requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject, or equivalent.

Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if they have strong relevant work experience.

​If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information.

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Open days

During our Open Days you can find out more about the postgraduate community at BU, hear about funding options and talk to academic staff about our subject areas.

Location

Bournemouth University

Web

https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/events/13-october-postgraduate-open-day

Contact

Future Students Enquiry Team

Our Virtual Open Days are a great way to find out what studying a Master's or research degree at BU is really like. Get your questions answered by our staff and students.

Location

Online

Web

https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/events/17-november-virtual-postgraduate-open-day

Contact

Future Students Enquiry Team


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Scholarships

For courses starting in September 2021 and January 2022. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The BU Sport Scholarship is available to high level sporting athletes coming to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at BU. The scholarship is designed to provide you with the funding you need to develop your sporting abilities and take them to the next level.

You can apply for up to £5,000 of funding and put this money towards coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses or/or support services.

You must demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, and be part of a Regional, National and/or International squad and compete at that level. Athletes receiving a scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS programme (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at regional, national or international level. Individual athletes will also need to be competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500 to £5,000

Eligibility

- Any UK, ROI, CI or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course delivered at BU
- Be a high performing sportsperson and have the desire to continue to develop in the sporting arena, as well as academically.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.


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For courses starting September 2021 and January 2022. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

Music scholars receive free tuition and other benefits in kind, such as examination fees and assistance with buying music. This amounts to approximately £600 per year for September 2021 and January 2022 entry.

As part of your application, you will need to source two references. Referees can include your Director of Music, music teacher, instrumental/vocal coach, ensemble conductor etc, or any other person qualified to write about your musical abilities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£600

Eligibility

Any UK, ROI, CI or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
You must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist, and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January. Late applications may be considered if there are funds remaining.


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For courses starting in September 2021 and January 2022. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Academic Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time course.

Applicants from the UK for MSc Adult Nursing and MSc Mental Health Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship because of the additional funding now available through the NHS Learning Support Fund.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for certain professional development and Postgraduate Diploma courses taught by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Eligible students on MSc Public Health, MA Social Work, MSc Physician Associate Studies and MSc Nutrition & Behaviour will receive the award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

- Any UK, ROI or CI student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU
- You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree (or EU equivalent grades - see below), or CPE with merit profile
- Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) are eligible for this award
- You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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For courses starting in September 2021 and January 2022. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is designed to recognise outstanding academic achievement.

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course or certain courses delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, you will not be eligible for this award

You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 (tuition fee reduction)

Eligibility

- Any international applicant for a full-time taught postgraduate course or Master's by research at BU
- You must have achieved a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent grades - see below), or a CPE with a merit profile
- Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) are eligible for this award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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