Bournemouth University is a modern and innovative institution with four Academic Schools and one Faculty, reflecting our emphasis on education as a pathway to professional success.
  • #408 Ranking
  • 91 Masters
  • 17000 Students


Bournemouth University is a modern and innovative institution with four distinctive Academic Schools of study and one Faculty reflecting our emphasis on education as a pathway to professional success. We strive to ensure our graduates flourish in today's competitive international workplace. We work with key employers and organisations closely related to our areas of expertise.

We have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. By way of illustration, we are recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and graduates from National Centre for Computer Animation have worked in Hollywood on such films as Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Star Wars, Madagascar and King Kong.

We are home to 18,000 students with 2,000 of those being international students from over 100 countries.

Our academic schools focus on developing independent, lifelong learners in subjects such as:

  • Business & Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Law & Economics
  • Corporate Marketing & Communications
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Computer Animation
  • Radio, Television & Film
  • Tourism, Events, Hospitality & Leisure
  • Design & Engineering
  • Computing & Networks
  • Nursing & Public Health
  • Social Work & Psychology
  • Archaeology & Forensic Sciences
  • Geography & Environment

All of our degree courses start in September and many of our postgraduate courses have a January start option too.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (23)
Social Sciences (19)
Medicine & Health (12)
Arts, Design & Architecture (11)
Computer Science & IT (11)
Applied Sciences & Professions (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (7)
Law (7)
Humanities (4)
Journalism & Media (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Education & Training (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Bournemouth University!


Bournemouth University offers a wide range of facilities and services to students:


We guarantee a place in University allocated accommodation for all new international students starting courses in October, and who apply for a room before the middle of August.

For postgraduate students starting courses in January, accommodation is also available in a purpose built residence and we guarantee allocation for bookings before the deadline.

The university has Halls of Residence in the town centres of Bournemouth and Poole and prices range from £95 to £120 per week (inclusive of bills). BU also manages private local housing on behalf of landlords, which currently houses over 700 students.

Support Services

At BU we have dedicated staff who can offer advice and support to international students through:

  • An International Student Orientation Programme (ISOP) and airport pick up service
  • A programme of social events and excursions throughout the year
  • Trained immigration staff who can give advice and help with visa extensions
  • askBU current student service - the one-stop shop for all your queries during your study
  • Placements & Careers that offer you plenty of opportunity to increase your employability both during and after your studies
  • Information and advice for students with dependents


The library facilities at BU are extensive and offer various services to students and staff.


The University has a very active International Students’ Association (ISA), which organises social activities for international students.


BU's Sport & Recreation service provides positive experiences through sport, recreation and physical activity to both students and the local community. To better support and provide for its customers BU has developed a new brand for sports: sportBU. SportBU provides an excellent range of facilities with something for everyone.

Students Union

The Students' Union role is to represent, help and provide services to all students at the University. Membership is automatic and free of charge. The services for students include: advice centre, clubs & societies, volunteering, the old fire station, Dylan's bar & the loft, student representation.

BU also has many other services on offer including Medical and Dental Practices, Student Counselling Service, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, and Nursery.

Student Life

Located on the South Coast of England, Bournemouth is less than two hours from London by train. Famous for its 12km of golden sandy beaches, stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline, beautiful parks and gardens, Bournemouth blends a traditional British seaside resort with a modern and thriving town. Bournemouth also has its own airport with flights to many of Europe’s top destinations. Bournemouth beaches have won numerous prestigious awards including the Blue Flag Beach Awards, which are recognised internationally as a sign of clean, well looked after beaches. With 2,000 acres of award-winning parks and gardens, you can always find somewhere to sit and read a book or newspaper, or even study. Bournemouth’s neighbouring town is Poole which boasts Europe's largest natural harbour. Poole’s quayside area dates back nearly 1,000 years to Roman times and is now home to many bars, cafes and restaurants. As one of the UK’s most popular tourism resorts, enjoying some of the best weather in the country and with a wealth of things to see and do, you can be sure of an enjoyable time here.

Talbot campus

This campus is located 5km from Bournemouth town centre and is home to the majority of Academic Schools, the Sports and Recreation Centre and the Student Village.

Lansdowne campus

This campus is based near the town centre and is home to the School of Health and Social Care and the Executive Business Centre. Both campuses are easily accessible via the university bus network.


The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK governments teaching quality watchdog, awarded us the highest category of confidence in our academic standards.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional and industry bodies, which means our courses are readily recognised by employers, and our graduates have professional membership or status when they compete on the job market.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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