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MRes Master's by Research


Course Description

​A 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 & Communications you'll have access to leading academics and BU's technical facilties 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 Graduate School 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.

Visit the MRes Master's by Research page on the Bournemouth University website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Academic Scholarship - 20+ Awards

For courses starting in September 2017 and January 2018.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.
If you are enrolling on any full-time taught postgraduate course at BU (including CPE, LPC and PG Dip Legal Practice), or a Master’s by Research, you will automatically be awarded the scholarship, provided that you meet the above requirements. The scholarship is paid in the form of a reduction to your tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

As a minimum, you need an upper second-class honours (2i) from a Bachelor’s degree (or an overseas equivalent), or CPE with a merit profile
Any UK or EU student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree at BU
You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Diploma or distance learning course but applicants for the PG Dip Legal Practice are eligible for this award
You cannot be in receipt of any other scholarships.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.

Further Information

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships/uk-eu-student-scholarships/academic-scholarship


(Scholarship)

Academic Excellence Scholarship (International) - 20+ Awards

For courses starting in September 2017 or January 2017.The Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship for international students is designed to recognise outstanding academic achievement.You need to be enrolling on a full-time taught postgraduate course delivered at BU. This includes Master’s by research, CPE, LPC and PG Dip Legal Practice, but excludes distance-learning courses, Postgraduate Diplomas and certain courses delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,500 (tuition fee reduction)

Eligibility

To qualify for the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship (International), you need a minimum of 65% in your Bachelor's degree, or an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or a CPE with a merit profile for entry to LPC (Legal Practice Course)
Any international applicant for a full-time postgraduate course, excluding Postgraduate Diplomas or distance learning courses
If you're applying for the PG Dip Legal Practice, and meet the criteria, you are eligible for this award
You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarships.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.

Further Information

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships/international-student-scholarships/academic-excellence-scholarship-international


(Scholarship)

BU Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship - 10 Awards

For September 2017 entry.In addition to your academic achievements, you will also need to showcase an outstanding personal profile through your personal statement in the application form.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fee reduction

Eligibility

Any international applicant from China, India, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, the USA or Vietnam who is studying a full-time taught postgraduate course at BU
It is open to any students applying for a full-time postgraduate course with BU who achieves a high level of academic study in their undergraduate studies
You cannot receive this scholarship if you have applied for a distance learning course
You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarship

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 May 2017.

Further Information

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships/international-student-scholarships/bu-vice-chancellors-international-scholarship


(Scholarship)

BU Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship - 10 Awards

For September 2017 entry.In addition to your academic achievements, you will also need to showcase an outstanding personal profile through your personal statement in the application form.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fee reduction

Eligibility

Any international applicant from China, India, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, the USA or Vietnam who is studying a full-time taught postgraduate course at BU
It is open to any students applying for a full-time postgraduate course with BU who achieves a high level of academic study in their undergraduate studies
You cannot receive this scholarship if you have applied for a distance learning course
You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarship

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 May 2017.

Further Information

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships/international-student-scholarships/bu-vice-chancellors-international-scholarship



Entry Requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

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