Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Address : Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB, Dorset, England , UK

Contact : +44 1202 524111  Email :

About Bournemouth University, England , UK

Bournemouth University (abbreviated BU) is a public university in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, with its main campus situated in neighbouring Poole. The university was founded in 1992 as one of the new universities, however the origins of its predecessor date back to the early 1900s.

The university was a finalist for two prizes in British higher education – the 2009 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for "University of the Year" and "Research Project of the Year".

Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, in the 2000s Bournemouth University invested in research to underpin its curriculum and maximize its contribution to the regional and national economies. The university currently has over 16,000 students, including over 1,500 international students.

The university is recognized for its work in the media industries, being home to the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP). Graduates from the university have worked on a number of Hollywood films, including "Gravity", which was awarded the Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards

Courses Offered by Bournemouth University

Under Graduate Program

  • B.Sc. Information Technology Management
  • B.Sc. Forensic Computing and Security
  • B.Sc. Software Engineering
  • B.Sc. Games Programming
  • B.Eng. Engineering
  • B.Sc. Computing
  • B.Sc. Design Engineering
  • B.Sc. Computer Networks
  • B.A. Product Design
  • B.Sc. Games Technology
  • B.A. Design Business Management
  • B.Sc. Music and Audio Technology
  • B.Sc. Business Information Technology
  • B.Sc. Psychology
  • B.Sc. Product Design
  • B.Eng. Engineering
  • B.Sc. Music and Sound Production Technology
  • B.A. Industrial Design
  • B.A. International Finance

Post graduate Program

  • M.Sc. Engineering Project Management
  • M.Sc. Cyber Security and Human Factors
  • M.Sc. Sustainable Product Design
  • M.Sc. Information Technology
  • M.Sc. Forensic and Neuropsychological Perspectives in Face-Processing
  • M.Sc. Product Design
  • M.Sc. Computer Games Technology
  • M.A. Political Psychology
  • M.A. Industrial Design
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering Design
  • M.Sc. Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology
  • M.Sc. Applied Data Analytics
  • M.Sc. Sport Management
  • M.Sc. Hotel and Food Services Management
  • M.Sc. Tourism Management and Marketing
  • M.Sc. International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Admission Process at Bournemouth University

University prefer A level applicants to have achieved a minimum of 3 A Levels, unless they are combining A level study with another type of level 3 qualification such as BTEC.

English language entry requirements:

The IELTS standard of English language for postgraduate research is typically 6.5 overall.

IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL 80 with no band less than 18

Pearson’s PTE 61 with no band less than 52

BU Facilities and Infrastructure

 Student Facilities

  • Each of our Faculties has specialist facilities to ensure you are ready to work in your chosen field.
  • Specialist labs and facilities include a unique crime scene training centre and the UK's first university-based Sony HD TV studio.
  • Our libraries give you access to electronic, print and multimedia resources with staff on hand for support.
  • Students can download the iBU app which gives access to library services and many of our e-collections including reading list materials, on your mobile device.


  • Sport BU offers state-of-the-art sports facilities including a recently refurbished gym containing a multi-purpose large studio, spin studio and over 60 fitness stations.
  • We offer a range of fitness classes and courses including Pilates, yoga and boxercise, plus many more.
  • Sport BU is currently 30th out of 185 in the British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) rankings; we run trials for our varsity teams each academic year.
  • BU offer a range of sports scholarships to support talented athletes.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • £200 million is being invested in our campuses and IT facilities by 2018.
  • University new Student Centre, opened in spring 2015, is a social hub for students.
  • University new academic building will open in September 2016, providing a wealth of academic space.
  • Major refurbishment to main buildings means added social learning spaces and massive improvements to the Bournemouth University student experience.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Students have access to MyCareerHub from our Careers & Employability Service to search for part-time work.
  • Leisure and tourism are the leading industries in Bournemouth, which is reflected in the abundance of part-time jobs available year round.
  • The Students' Union hires many students and employment agencies assist in finding office-based work with hours to suit.

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