We collaborate with colleagues from other faculties to draw on their expertise when needed and we work closely with BU's research institutes and centres, such as the Ageing & Dementia Research Centre, the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health, the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, the Nursing for Long Term Health Research Centre and the Institute of Medical Imaging & Visualisation, among others. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and a PhD provides an opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.
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.
Optional units to support learning: During your PhD you can make use of opportunities to undertake some of our MSc Health Research course units. These units have been designed to provide support developing the skills required to carry-out a research project. Content will be tailored to your research and activities can help towards developing your PhD project. Find out more in the 'Course details' section below.
Transferable skills and academia
A Faculty of Health and Social Sciences programme from Bournemouth University can be applied to roles in commercial research and development, consultancy, or could lead you to starting your own business. You may alternatively consider a career in academia.
You may wish to undertake research to contribute to your knowledge of a specialist subject, or enhance your skills in project management and analysis.
Research areas include:
- Medical Sciences
- Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport & Exercise Therapy
- Radiography & Medical Imaging
- Social Sciences & Social Work
- Sport & Exercise Sciences
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- 48 months
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- An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and a relevant Master's degree.
- If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4567 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4567 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK, ROI & CI: £4,567 per year (library-based and laboratory-based)
- Int'l: £16,000 per year (library-based)
- £18,000 per year (laboratory-based)
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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