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MRes – Faculty of Science & Technology

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

With the fields in Science & Technology constantly evolving, there are always exciting opportunities for research projects that can make a real difference to people's lives and lead to new developments in these areas. The MRes programme allows you to undertake a research project at Master’s level which would then be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce. 

You can tailor your studies to your specific interests or career aspirations, such as; computing, design, engineering, environmental sciences, games technology, psychology, archaeology or anthropology.  

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about. 

Your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic university staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input while accessing BU’s technical 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 Doctoral College 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. 

The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete. 

Book onto a Postgraduate Open Day to meet us and find out more. 

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Key information

Next start date:

January 2021, September 2021, January 2022, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

12-18 months full-time or 24-36 months part-time

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. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

A Master’s by Research (MRes) provides an opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations. Undertaking an MRes within the fields of design and engineering, computing and creative technology at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and an MRes is an excellent opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.

An MRes is also a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. 

Research study areas

We are involved in world-leading research projects and work to ensure that our research involves industry experts, practitioners and research users, so that we are responding and contributing to solving issues at the forefront of fields within science and technology. Our research transforms lives and influences policy and professional practice at a local, national and international level.

Key subject areas you can apply to study for your MRes with the Faculty of Science & Technology are listed in this section. 

The Faculty of Science & Technology world of research

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for an MRes with the Faculty of Science & Technology by clicking on the green 'apply now' button at the top of this page and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full - including a personal statement and research proposal. You do not need to write a thesis as part of your application. 

You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green; only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green. 

Please be aware that CVs and academic profiles will not be considered unless they are accompanied by a completed application form.

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Fees and funding

As part of your application, you will need to specify how you plan to fund your studies.

The Doctoral College can provide advice on different opportunities to access funding. BU also offers a number of fee discounts

Careers

What our researchers say

David Hartnell

I’m collaborating with Cefas to ensure my research has a positive effect on maintaining our freshwater environments.
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What our researchers say

Paul Whittington

My research will impact the lifestyles of people with disabilities by assisting in everyday life.
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What our researchers say

Pete Allen

BU provides many opportunities to go to conferences to present my work and meet with other academics.
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