Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University


Why BU?
We offer an extensive range of postgraduate taught courses, as well as doctoral opportunities. 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 on some courses.

At BU 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. Our student support services offer everything you need to make the most out of your time with us.

There has never been a better time to join our growing and vibrant postgraduate community.  We’ve been rising up the league tables and we have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability, helping you to prepare for your future. That’s why 91% of our graduates are in work or study six months after graduating*.

By way of illustration, we are recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and BU has a long tradition of success at the Oscars, with BU graduates working on Oscar winning films such as Avatar, Gravity and The Jungle Book. In 2010 and 2014, BU graduate Andy Lockley took to the stage to collect the Oscar for visual effects for his work on Inception and Interstellar respectively.

Fellow graduate Mark Ardington was on the Academy Award stage in 2016, collecting the visual effects nod for his work on the film Ex Machina.

BU graduates are poised to celebrate 2018 Oscar success, with BU graduates involved in all five of the nominated films in the visual effects category at this year’s Academy Awards.

But don’t just take our word for it; hear what our current students think on our Postgraduate Student Blog.

A variety of subject areas to choose from
Our faculties of Management, Media & Communication, Science & Technology and Health & Social Sciences deliver a range of Master’s courses designed to reflect the needs of the modern world.

Whatever your background and interest, you’re sure to find the course that suits you at BU. Order a prospectus to find out more.

Modern resources and facilities
We deliver a great student experience, and have invested heavily in ensuring our learning and social spaces are modern and attractive. That’s why we were awarded a silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – recognising that we are delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We are continually improving and there is much more to come in terms of new facilities.

As well as offering modern 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 and unique ‘crime scene house’ available to forensics students.


Our postgraduate courses in Business and Management are based at the Executive Business Centre; a modern and contemporary building cementing BU as a prominent member of the local business community and acts as an ideas exchange for the region.

There’s also a wide range of accommodation to choose from and modern sports facilities.

Fees and funding support
We recognise that studying for a postgraduate qualification can involve a substantial personal and financial investment, that’s why our website contains up-to-date information about the funding support available, such as scholarships from £2,000 off your tuition fees**.

Bournemouth and the surrounding area
Bournemouth offers a vibrant cosmopolitan community with fabulous shopping, nightlife and a thriving music and arts scene.

Extensive transport links bring the rest of Britain and continental destinations even closer to Bournemouth. London is less than two hours away by train and the ever-expanding Bournemouth Airport provides an excellent gateway to Europe.

Find out what’s going on at BU
Visit the News and Events web pages of our website and join our dedicated Facebook page for updates on the postgraduate community and top tips about further study. 

Visit us and meet with an academic
Book to attend our next Postgraduate Open Day and you’ll get the opportunity to meet with a lecturer from the subject you are interested in.  You'll also have the opportunity to chat to current students, explore our facilities and find out about funding and accommodation.

Discover all the ways you can meet us.

Are you ready for the next chapter?
If you’re looking for a new challenge or simply want to change career direction but don’t know how, then studying for a BU postgraduate qualification is an excellent way to uplift your skills, gain industry accreditation and develop transferable knowledge.

Find out more about studying a Master's degree at BU.

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