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MPhil - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

MPhil - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Social Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course 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 Faculty of Health & Social Sciences have varied interests and specialisms, providing you with an opportunity to work with an expert in a field of research interest. You can study a Master of Philosophy in a variety of areas such as healthcare, midwifery, nursing, leadership or dementia. Other areas of study include nutrition, exercise, the social sciences, humanisation, mental health and social work. You can be awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) after critically investigating and evaluating an approved topic and demonstrating an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field. You’ll be expected to present and defend a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners. You can register to study for an MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis. The main focus of an MPhil is to carry out a unique research project, within any research area that is covered by one of our eight research themes involving cross-faculty collaboration.

Careers: Undertaking a research degree provides you with an opporunity to carry out research in a specialist field. It will can also equip you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied to roles within project management, commercial research and development, or consultancy services. You may also decide that you would like to pursue a career within academia, developing the research that you undertake during your MPhil and sharing your expertise with others who have an interest in a similar field.

Different course options

Full time | Talbot Campus | 36 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,325

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time programme cost between £14,000 per year (for library-based study) and £16,000 per year (for lab-based study).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) and/or an appropriate Master's degree. Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgrad community. The University has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual schools: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Human Sciences & Public Health,...more