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Research careers at BU

Careers in research

BU offers a thriving research environment for every stage of a career in academia.

This ranges from fully funded PhD studentships – including opportunities to work with external organisations on our match-funded research projects – to providing the platform and support for academics to lead internationally renowned projects as their careers progress.

Our research community is backed by a team of dedicated, enthusiastic academic and professional support staff. And, with significant investment in new buildings at our Bournemouth Gateway and Poole Gateway sites, our facilities and infrastructure underpin our commitment to contributing to research that makes a global impact.

Our culture of Fusion – part of our BU2025 vision – underlines BU’s commitment to inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. We do this by fusing together outstanding education, world-class research and engagement with professional practice – maximising the difference BU, its staff and its students can make.

96%
The proportion of BU research rated as internationally recognised or higher
18%
The percentage of our research ranked as world-leading
98%
Proportion of our research environment considered to be conducive to research of an internationally recognised quality

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Academic roles

Academic roles

As part of our vision at Bournemouth University, we are continuing to invest heavily in our Professoriate and academic staff.

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Fully funded PhD studentships

Find out more about our PhD studentships, how to apply and which fully funded doctoral opportunities are available.

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BU2025

Our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the Fusion of education, research and practice.