PhD - Faculty of Science & Technology (PhD)

the United Kingdom

For more information about PhD - Faculty of Science & Technology at Bournemouth University (BU), please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award

How long you will study
4 - 7 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4567 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
GBP 18000 per year

All study options

About PhD - Faculty of Science & Technology at Bournemouth University (BU)

From Archaeology & Anthropology to Environmental & Biological Sciences, Technology, Security, Design & Engineering, or Psychology, research within the Faculty of Science & Technology is world-leading.

The faculty also hosts four interdisciplinary research centres and one research institute: Ageing and Dementia Research Centre; Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Centre; Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability and Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution.

Our close links to many local and national heritage sites and projects also make this an excellent place to undertake archaeological and anthropological research, and we support research in these fields that has an impact on modern forensic investigation. You could make a difference in the world of technology and have an impact on saving lives or rehabilitation, or work with our psychologists to improve every day life.

We work closely with colleagues from other faculties and specialisms across the university to deliver impactful and exciting research across a multitude of disciplines.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study4 - 7 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 4567 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For September 2022 and January 2023:

  • UK, ROI & CI: £4,567 per year (library-based and laboratory-based)
  • International: £16,000 per year (library-based), £18,000 per year (laboratory-based)

Part-time students: You will be charged a proportion of the full-time fee according to how much you study during the year.

The fees shown are for 2022/23 entry please visit the website for more information about fees.

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Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or 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.

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