Bournemouth University

Degree level: Postgraduate

MPhil - Bournemouth University Business School (Research)

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Course summary

There is a vibrant research community within the Bournemouth University Business School, with experts in the areas of tourism, leisure, economics, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, sport, disaster management and many others working on innovative and exciting research projects. By undertaking a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with us you can tap into this expertise as you investigate and evaluate a topic that you are passionate about. A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be a precursor to a PhD, giving you two years to delve into a subject that you are passionate about. Our staff within the Business School have varied interests and specialisms, providing you with an opportunity to work with an expert in a field of research interest. You will also be part of BU’s research community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through the Doctoral College and your academic faculty. The research strategy in the Business School is aligned with Bournemouth University’s 2025 vision and strategic plan; a plan that stresses real-world impact, the enrichment of society and the economy, and advancing knowledge to significantly influence challenges world-wide. The Business School is also increasing its alignment to the institution's strategic investment areas (Sustainability; Animation, Simulation and Visualisation; Medical Science; and, Assistive Technology). Furthermore, given the recent AACSB accreditation awarded to the BU Business School, our strategy has developed and became fully aligned to a future vision of business schools, one that challenges business schools to examine their relationship to society, to the business community, and to the higher education landscape and be seen as drivers of change. As a result, our strategy is fully aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and all research activity and knowledge advancements are punctiliously quantified against these goals.


Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree. 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4712 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4712 Year 1
Scotland £4712 Year 1
Wales £4712 Year 1
Channel Islands £4712 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4712 Year 1
EU £19000 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for more information about fees and funding. Library based: £19,000 per year (Int'l) Lab based: £21,000 per year (Int'l)
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