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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, Nursing & Clinical Sciences, and Social Sciences & Social Work

  • Management

Departments: Bournemouth University Business School (including the departments of: Accounting, Finance & Economics; Leadership, Strategy & Organisations; Marketing), Events & Leisure, Sport & Physical Activity, and Tourism & Hospitality

  • Media & Communication

Departments: Corporate & Marketing Communications, Journalism, English & Communications, Law, Media Production, and the National Centre for Computer Animation

  • Science & Technology

Departments: Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science, Computing & Informatics, Creative Technology, Design & Engineering, Life & Environmental Sciences, and Psychology

Its Doctoral College oversees all aspects of research study.

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About the Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is a leading research-intensive university with over 18,000 students and 2,000 staff. The University offers a variety of postgraduate courses through its constituent departments and is known for its excellent graduate employment rates.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

52% Part Time
48% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

14,825 Undergraduate
3,130 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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