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Postgraduate taught students: Welcome to BU

Next steps for applicants

If you’re joining us this September, we can’t wait to see you. We’re currently preparing all the information you’ll need to make the best possible start to your life at BU; in the meantime, the following information may answer some of the questions you have right now.

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Next steps for applicants

Understand the next steps once you submit your application and find out if there is anything else you need to do.

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Find out about the many accommodation options at BU, from halls of residence to the Student Village, Unilet shared houses, and our ResLife support service.

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Fees and funding

We understand that postgraduate study of any kind is a big financial commitment and at BU we aim to provide you with effective support and advice.

Siju Yusuf, postgraduate student

“One of the exciting and motivating things about studying at Bournemouth University is the range of academic support the university provides, such as IT support, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and Additional Learning Support (ALS).”

– Siju Yusuf, MA Media and Communication student. Read more student views on our blog.

International students

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Exchange students

Find out about the support that’s available to help you settle in as an exchange student at BU.


Find all the information you need about immigration and visas for studying in the UK.

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Adapting to a new culture

Insights to UK culture, food, eating and more to help make your transition as smooth as possible.
Giorgos Kapsanakis

“The resources that are given to you to develop your own theoretical knowledge the way you want it, are countless. I really like that instead of having a lecturer telling you what to read, you have a lecturer inspiring you to find your own way into reading it.”

– Giorgos Kapsanakis, MA Directing Film and Television student from Greece. Read more international student stories on our blog.

Student life and useful information

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Student services

We offer a huge variety of services to our students – from careers and employability support, to health and wellbeing services, and arts, music and social events.
IT systems and support

IT systems and support

Access to free services including BU WiFi, MS Office 365 ProPlus, laptop loan scheme, skill workshops and 24/7 technical support

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Global Talent Programme

Our Global Talent Programme will help you demonstrate to employers that you have the skills needed to work in a truly global way, crossing physical and cultural boundaries to deliver outstanding results

Local area

Bournemouth and the local area

Discover Bournemouth and all the interesting places in and around it – there’s far more to our town than just its beautiful beach.

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Mobile apps

We have two free mobile apps we recommend you download to your mobile devices to make the most of our resources.

Online events

Virtual events

Meet or chat to us online to find out about postgraduate study at BU, your course or living in Bournemouth in general.