Postgraduate Research

About Postgraduate Research at BU

Embarking upon a research degree at Bournemouth University is one of the most exciting stages of your academic career. It’s a voyage of discovery – so here at BU we want to make sure you have as much support as possible during what promises to be a life changing experience.

Be assured you will always be part of a stimulating research community, and have the support of a team of dedicated, enthusiastic academic and professional support staff, including your supervisory team, who will guide you through your research project.

The Graduate School supports a vibrant postgraduate community and works with your supervisors and the research administrators to provide the central support that makes your research efficient, enjoyable and, most of all, successful.

The applied research activities at BU have earned an international reputation in many subject areas with impressive results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.  96% of Bournemouth University’s research was rated at an international level, with 18% of that deemed to be world leading.  This recognised BU’s achievement in creating a culture where research can flourish and grow.

Take some time to explore the relevant Faculty and research webpages to get current information about BU’s research activities. The aim of a research degree is to provide a thorough, discipline-specific training, through original investigation and experiment.


BU Fully Funded Postgraduate Research Studentships 2015/2016

BU offers a wide range of funded doctoral opportunities to study at postgraduate research degree level.  You will be supported by academic staff with high levels of expertise, gained through their research activity, connections with industry and/or professional experience and international collaborations.  Please click on the links below for details of the Research Projects available.

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

There are currently no studentship projects available within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.



Faculty of Management

Faculty of Management

There are currently no studentship projects available within the Faculty of Management.

Faculty of Media & Communication

Faculty of Media & Communications

There are currently no studentship projects available within the Faculty of Media and Communication.

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology

The Faculty of Science & Technology offers studentship opportunities in subjects such as Archaeology;  Physical Geography; Cloud Computing and Internet Technology. Please click on the link below for details of available projects:

Funded Studentship Projects