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Research opportunities at Bournemouth University

Research opportunities at Bournemouth University

It's important to us that our research has an impact on the world around us and makes a real difference to society. Our work is embedded in areas such as orthopaedics to improve patient outcomes. We research invasive fish species and climate change conservation efforts, using our unique location. We are leading governments and organisations in preparedness and recovery through our Disaster Management Centre, while cross-Faculty research contributes to fraud prevention, to responsible reporting and tackling gambling addiction. Our National Centre for Computer Animation and international tourism and archaeology research helps add enjoyment to people's lives, from movies to the places they visit.

Self-funded opportunities

Each faculty offers a range of research qualifications and researchers are supported by the Doctoral College.

Discover how much it costs and what funding support is available.

Research opportunities at Bournemouth University

The BU Business School

Our Business School has Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. It is home to leading journals and research, including culturally significant work in areas such as para-sports and events, and fiscal and policy-defining matters, such as oil price volatility and economic modelling.

Key research themes cover the following study areas:

  • Accounting, Finance & Economics
  • Disaster Management
  • Marketing, Strategy & Innovation
  • People & Organisations
  • Sport & Event Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Postgraduate research options:
Master’s by Research
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Media & Communication

Our Faculty of Media & Communication is involved in a rich and diverse variety of exciting and world-changing research.

Key research themes cover the following study areas:

  • Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Computer Animation
  • Humanities & Law
  • Media Production

Postgraduate research options:
Master’s by Research
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Education Creative and Media

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Our Faculty of Health & Social Sciences is involved in world-leading research projects that respond to issues at the forefront of health and social care practice. Our research transforms lives and influences policy and professional practice.

Key research themes cover the following study areas:

  • Medical Sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physiotherapy. Occupational Therapy and Sport & Exercise Therapy
  • Radiography & Medical Imaging
  • Social Sciences & Social Work
  • Sport & Exercise Sciences

Postgraduate research options:
Master’s by Research
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Research opportunities at Bournemouth University

Faculty of Science & Technology

Our Faculty of Science & Technology collaborates with public and private sector organisations around the globe in world-leading research projects.

Key research themes cover the following study areas:

  • Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Computing & Informatics
  • Creative Technology
  • Design & Engineering
  • Life& Environmental Sciences
  • Psychology

Postgraduate research options:
Master’s by Research
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

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Funded PhD and MRes Studentships

Every year we offer a range of funded PhD and MRes studentship opportunities, aligned to our core strategic investment areas: Assistive Technology, Animation, Simulation & Visualisation, Sustainability & Low Carbon Technology and Medical Science.

Browse our funded studentships by faculty.