At Bournemouth University (BU), our courses are crafted alongside leading industry experts, passionate about their subjects and your development.
Our approach of integrating our globally recognised research and industry practice means our degrees are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your passion.
Bournemouth University - To learn is to change
Our motto is ‘To learn is to be changed.’ We are renowned for our research and teaching excellence in a range of subjects, including:
- Media Practice
- Forensic archaeology
As a result, we’re the highest ranked UK university in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023. Plus, several of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and our Business School achieved AACSB International accreditation - recognising our commitment to excellence.
At BU, we recognise your potential, and we will support you to reach it. You will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through placements, volunteering, and collaborative projects.
Whether you choose a taught qualification or independent research, level up your learning with a postgraduate degree from BU.
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There are plenty of great reasons to choose us. Whatever your background and interest, you’re sure to find the course that suits you at BU. Request a prospectus to find out more.
We recognise that studying for a postgraduate qualification involves investing in your future, that’s why our website contains up-to-date information about the funding support available, such as BU scholarships offering an automatic tuition fee reduction of up to £3,750*.
It’s a highly competitive global job market out there. It really pays to be prepared. Everything we do – from the development of our degrees to the support we offer through our CareersBU Team is designed to make you globally employable.
92.5% of BU Master’s graduates are employed/in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020/21).
Research at BU
Bournemouth University has been recognised for the quality and volume of its research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
94% of BU’s research was found to be internationally-recognised or above, with 95.7% of the research delivering considerable impact or above. 19% of the university’s research was found to be world-leading in quality with 31.5% achieving an outstanding impact score.
We also award various postgraduate research qualifications, supported by our Doctoral College.
Famous for its miles of sandy beach, Bournemouth is a beautiful place to live, work and study. On the south coast of England, it offers a cosmopolitan town centre with fabulous shopping, nightlife and a thriving music and arts scene. It’s easy to find your way around and less than two hours from London by train, and the ever-expanding Bournemouth Airport provides an excellent gateway to Europe.
Your time in Bournemouth doesn't need to be spent in the same place. A short journey can take you to some of the incredible surrounding areas of Dorset such as the Jurassic Coast or the New Forest.
Discover more about Bournemouth and the local area.
There’s more to offer at BU than just a beach. We value excellence, achievement, authenticity, creativity and responsibility, but we also believe in having fun and making new friends.
A further benefit of being a part of our postgraduate community is its sheer diversity – our staff and students come from over 100 countries and our outlook is truly global. Plus, we have over 130 clubs and societies to choose from and our range of student support services offer everything you need to make the most out of your time with us.
We know it’s easy for us to tell you about the BU buzz but there’s nothing like hearing what our students think on our student blog or by chatting to them via Unibuddy.
We’re proud to be ethically and environmentally responsible, which is embedded into our courses and our buildings. In recognition of our commitment to minimising our environmental impact, we have been awarded an Eco Campus Platinum award.
We deliver a great student experience and have invested heavily in ensuring our learning and social spaces are modern and attractive. We are continually improving and there is much more to come in terms of new facilities.
As well as offering contemporary lecture theatres, seminar rooms, dedicated laboratories and 24-hour open access computing centres, our specialised academic facilities include:
- Purpose-built studios for computer animation and digital special effects
- Recording studios
- Editing suites and a HD Sony television studio
- Rapid Prototyping Suite
- Virtual Manufacture Centre
- Crime scene training facility.
There are also modern sports facilities a wide range of to choose from - and it's guaranteed* as long as you apply by the relevant deadlines. accommodation to choose from - and it's guaranteed* as long as you apply by the relevant deadlines.
The best way to experience BU and the local area is by.
Take a virtual tour
If you’re unable to join us in person, you can still explore BU and the local area from wherever you are in the world by taking our virtual tour.
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