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Find your degree of difference at Bournemouth University

Find your degree of difference at Bournemouth University

If you’re looking to broaden your horizons with a postgraduate degree, then you should know that we have more to offer than just a beach.

We can help add value to your degree, by providing you with opportunities to engage in world-leading research, strong industry links and accredited Masters’ degrees and an impressive range of scholarships and funding support.

Bournemouth University (BU) is growing and vibrant academic community. Students from 125 different countries choose to study here, creating a lively and diverse culture.

We are based on two campuses, Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus. Lansdowne Campus is close to Bournemouth town centre, while Talbot Campus is 3km away, on the border with Poole.

Why choose BU?

  • 91% of our graduates are in work or study six months after graduating (DLHE Survey, 2017)
  • Only university in the UK to have a Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
  • Silver-rated for teaching excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework)
  • Named as one of the top 150 young universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE)
  • Named as one of the top 500 universities in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
  • One of only 15 universities with the EcoCampus Platinum and ISO14001 certification
  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all postgraduate students as long as you apply by the relevant deadlines
  • Famous for its sandy beach, Bournemouth is a thriving town on the beautiful south coast of England. It’s easy to find your way around and less than two hours from London by train.
Find your degree of difference at Bournemouth University

Our subject areas

We offer an extensive range of postgraduate taught courses. If you study at BU, you’re choosing be fully prepared for professional practice, to gain industry accreditation and to take advantage of the placement opportunities available.

Funding support

We know that postgraduate study can involve a considerable personal and financial commitment; however, graduates holding a Master’s degree are more likely to secure a better graduate job and earn significantly higher wages. We devote a section of our website to providing you with all the fees, funding and non-repayable scholarships information you need to help you invest in your future.

Career development

As well as expanding your academic interests, postgraduate study enhances your career prospects. Employers value the skills developed through our courses and recognise that postgraduates have a lot they can teach their colleagues and organisation.

Our new Global Talent Programme empowers all our students to combine academic excellence with a portfolio of future-proof skills, and business and community experience – opening up career opportunities around the world.


Pioneering research is central to BU, so you’ll be exposed to the latest thinking and leading practice – 96% of our research was rated as internationally recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Postgraduate research courses are available in all of BU’s Faculties, supported by the Doctoral College.

Find your degree of difference at Bournemouth University


We're not just located in a beautiful part of the world – our campuses and facilities are pretty special too. Collaborative working spaces. Laptops you can borrow by the hour. Technobooths and well-stocked libraries for getting assignments done, and relaxing rooftop cafés to help you wind down afterwards. Great teaching needs to be complemented by great facilities and support. We believe it all comes together on our campuses.

Our two new Gateway Buildings – one on each campus – have been designed to support the imaginative, collaborative way we work. The building on Talbot Campus is home to new TV studios, editing suites, sound stage, audio studios, PC labs, screening room, a motion capture and green screen facility, and cross-faculty collaborative learning spaces. The Lansdowne Campus building is mainly used by students in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, but is open and accessible to all students and staff, as well as the local community. It will be home to simulations suites including an operating theatre, hospital wards, a maternity birthing room and a residential flat for care scenarios – as well as an MRI scanner.

Our libraries on both campuses give you access to electronic, print and multimedia resources with staff on hand for support. We have over 500 open access computers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as an extensive Wi-Fi network.

Our buildings aren’t just brilliant – they’re sustainable too. We’re proud to hold an EcoCampus Platinum award, recognition of our commitment to minimising our environmental impact. We give you the opportunity to make sustainable choices wherever we can, from our locally sourced selection of foods to reusable cups and recycling facilities. We've also fitted our new buildings with solar panels to generate some of the electricity we use, as well as a biomass boiler that fuels Poole House. You'll even find three beehives on the roof of our Fusion Building – helping local biodiversity while also producing delicious Fusion honey!

Ready for the next chapter?

Join us at our next Postgraduate Open Day for an informal afternoon of coffee, cake and conversation with academic staff and current students. You’ll get the opportunity to find out more about our courses, funding options, campus facilities and stunning location.

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