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 2016/2017

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.