​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 & Communication 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 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. 

Key information

Next start date:

April 2023, September 2023, January 2024

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 in any subject.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.