Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is a public university located in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. Bournemouth University provides about 90 courses at the master's level in various disciplines like Business, Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and more. Bournemouth University is licensed by the Privy Council to award master's degree programmes.

  • Average Tuition GBP 13,500
  • Acceptance Rate 71%
  • Students 18,225
  • International Students 9%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 13,500
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Bournemouth University was established in the early 20th century as the predecessor Bournemouth Municipal College as an institute that offered programmes to prepare students for degrees of the University of London. In the 1970s the school was renamed to Bournemouth College of Technolgy and after a review by the Dorset Education Committee, the institute became the Dorset Institute of Higher Education(DIHE). The school gained 'polytechnic' status under the leadership of Dr MacManus in 1990 before becoming Bournemouth University in the year 1992.

Today, Bournemouth University hosts over 17,000 students of which nearly 1,500 students come from 130 nations around the world. Bournemouth University is situated in a wonderful location, sandwiched between the UK’s newest national park, best beaches and largest natural harbour. Bournemouth University offers nearly 90 study routes at the postgraduate level in wide array of disciplines like Management, Engineering, Information Technology, Social Sciences and more. Bournemouth University's award winning Students' Union (SUBU) organizes array of clubs and societies (skydiving, Harry Potter, 3D art, gaming, magic, Japanese…) for its students.

  • 01UK's only Centre of Excellence for Media Practice
  • 02Guaranteed £3,500 scholarship for all Master's applicants with appropriate Bachelor degree grades (see below)
  • 03One year Master's work placements available on many courses

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Advertising

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

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    Animation

    GBP 14,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

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    Anthropology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Applied Psychology

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on applications of psychology, and principles of counseling and therapy.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Communication

    GBP 12,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Economics

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Engineering Management

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

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    Enterprise

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    Finance

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Forensic Psychology

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on the relationship between psychology and law; psychological profiling; the psychology of the legal system during mental impairment; and diagnosing and solving psycho-legal issues.

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    Forensic Science

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

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    Hospitality Management

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    Industrial Engineering

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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    Information Technology

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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    International Business

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    International Economics

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of international commercial behavior and trade policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of international trade theory; tariffs and quotas; commercial policy; trade factor flows; international finance and investment; currency regulation; trade exchange rates and markets; international trade negotiation; international payments; and accounting policies.

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    Law

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Management

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Media Production

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Media Studies

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Nutrition Science

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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    Product Design

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Professional Studies

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the skills to think analytically, effectively solve problems, and adapt to different work environments. This interdisciplinary program is highly valued by employers because the courses offered in the program focus on the professional development of students in the contemporary workplace.

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    Project Management

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Public Health

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Risk Management

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit tools and techniques; sampling; risk and control; audit planning; audit function management; laws and regulations; environmental auditing; information technology applications; professional standards and ethics; and specific industry and service sector problems.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Sports Management

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

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    Sports Media

    GBP 13,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • Fern Barrow, Poole, •, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

    Taxation

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Taxation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tax law and regulations; tax record systems; individual and corporate income taxation; tax planning; partnerships and fiduciary relationships; estates and trusts; property depreciation; capital gains and losses; dispositions; and transfers, liquidity, and valuation.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 624
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 66
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 533
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 65
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 705

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1992

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            1970-1972, OND, Business

            High quality education. Comprehensive coverage. Industry-experienced lecturers. Very cosmopolitan. Prepared you 360 degrees in your field of education. Very up to date. At that time 1970-72 it was Bournemouth College of Technology. Bournemouth is a student town, compact but modern with all the amenities of a big city but without the hassle of a big city & very friendly, with the best weather in the British Isles, & culturally brilliant. Very memorable stay & the best in my culminating formative years of higher education. Very correct choice made by a placement agency for me. The comprehensiveness of education helped me to use the tools I learned there to apply in my professional life to reach the top position in my family enterprise & expand the business exponentially.

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            2005-2006, Master of Arts (MA), Corporate Communications

            I attended Bournemouth University in 2005/2006. I can still vividly recall the welcoming atmosphere; the quality interaction and support of the faculty and the International Office; the high standards the lecturers brought to us and expected from us; excellent student services and facilities and the many solid friendships I made and still maintain. While there, I was elected President of the Bournemouth University International Students Association (ISA)and served for one year with a fabulous and dynamic Committee and Membership of students from around the world. It allowed me to experience firsthand the wealth of culture, talent, brilliance and togetherness of the student body that makes Bournemouth Univeristy such a vibrant place to be. The location is absolutely beautiful too. I am happy to recommend Bournemouth University as a great place for any International Student.

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            1988-1991, BA, Media Production

            When I was at the Dorset Institute of Higher Education, now called Bournemouth University, I had the time of my life because I wanted to be there. Most of my tutors were worth their money: some not. If you take out the bank loan of your life, be sure you want it and don't settle for second best when it comes to tutors. Ps. The staff of Media Resources are brilliant