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MRes - Computing, Creative Technology, Design & Engineering

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

With the fields of design, technology, computing and engineering constantly evolving, there are always exciting opportunities for research projects that can make a real difference to people's lives and lead to new developments in these areas. We have academics with varied expertise within the Faculty of Science & Technology who are keen to support collaborations across subject areas to deliver impactful research.

You can visit our department pages to learn more about our academic staff expertise in the following areas:

The MRes programme allows you to undertake a research project at Master’s level which would be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce.

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about.

Your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic University staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input, while accessing BU’s technical facilties and information resources.

You will also be part of BU’s wider postgraduate community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through the Doctoral College and your Academic faculty. 

We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and an MRes provides an opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.

The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete.

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Key information

Next start date:

January 2019, April 2019 and September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

12-18 months full-time or 24-36 months part-time

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

A Master’s by Research (MRes) provides an opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations. Undertaking an MRes within the fields of design and engineering, computing and creative technology at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.

You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms, and an MRes is an excellent opportunity to work with supervisors from various backgrounds to deliver truly impactful research.

An MRes is also a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. 

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for a MRes in Computing, Creative Technology and Design & Engineering by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full.

You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green – only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green.

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