By phd | February 18, 2009
Bournemouth University can track its’ roots back to the early twentieth century when it was known as Bournemouth Municipal College. The College redesigned itself in the 1970s when it took on a more technological flavor and incorporated more fields of study in its programs. In the 90s it became a Polytechnic school and it achieved its’ current title and from in 1992.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
Bournemouth University offers a number of Doctorate Degree Programs including Animation, Archaeology, Anthropology, Heritage, Business, Computing, Ecology, Environmental Change, Design, Finance, Forensic Science, Health, Journalism, Law, Media Production, Social Care, Sports and Events, Technology, Tourism and Hospitality. However it is important to point out that at the initial stage, candidates will be registered for an MPhil degree and later will be transferred to a PhD stage. To be accepted in to Bournemouth University’s Doctorate Degree Programs an applicant should expect to present at least a 3.7 GPA from an American University or an Honours degree (2.1) from a recognized university. In some cases Masters degree will be preferred. Some research experience and some post-graduate study is considered essential those applying for aid. Students may apply directly from a Masters program. Apart from traditional PhDs and MPhil degrees, university also offers Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) (in Media and communications), Doctorate by Creative or Performance Works and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) by Publication.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
The school has research degree programs for both full (2-5 years) and part time (4-7 years) students. The University works with numerous outside agencies to provide applicants with many field experiences. With official offer of a place, a supervisory team (two supervisors, one with doctorate degree and one with experience of PhD supervision) will be allocated for research study and any academic guidance. Applicants should expect the course of study to meet regularly with their supervisors to ensure adequate levels of progress from year to year. Various supervisory meetings, seminars and research trainings will become part of this academic process. As all candidates will be registered for an MPhil degree, a transfer will take place after 18 months of duration. This transfer will be conducted with an approval of a research report and viva voce. The next stage and rest of the program is primarily related about PhD thesis submission and final oral exam to achieve the Doctorate Degree Program.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
Doctorate Degree Program applicants that have been accepted into the program can expect to find a number of fully funded studentships available. The University has fully funded 90 students in the last three years. A number of private contributors provide funds and there are numerous international scholarships available as well. Various research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC) and industrial sponsorships also contribute to research funding and projects for national and European candidates. The University is willing to assist accepted students in finding appropriate sources.