Welcome to Bournemouth University
Undergraduate Programmes - part 1
Undergraduate Programmes - part 2
Undergraduate Programmes - part 3
Postgraduate Programmes - part 1
Postgraduate Programmes - part 2
Corporate Plan 2006 - 2012
Future International Students
Facilities & Resources - Sports
Why Choose BU?
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The Business School
About the School
"A brief glance at my biography and you will know that I am passionate about business management - and football.
"In both arenas, getting the right team together is crucial to success. That’s what we’ve done at the Business School . The team here at Bournemouth has the experience, expertise and motivation to deliver to the highest standards of business learning.
"The result is that professional bodies choose to endorse many of our courses year-on-year. We demand students who are self-motivated and who will graduate as smart, business savvy individuals driven to succeed in the competitive world of business. As a result our graduates enjoy high employment rates, are in demand by world-class organisations, and attract industry awards.
"In order to deliver those graduates we have a powerful academic research culture which keeps us relevant, informs course development and benefits the business community locally, nationally and internationally. Our business consultancy services have aided the profitability and market position of many of the organisations with which we have worked.
"Whether you are a potential student, a current student or a business client and want to stand out from the crowd, then let me know. Together we can deliver the success you deserve – there are exciting times ahead."
Professor Chris Brady
Dean of the Business School
School of Conservation Sciences
About the School
One of seven Schools within the University, Conservation Sciences encompasses a wide range of disciplines from archaeology to geography via environmental science, biology, coastal management and forensic science.
The School consists of a community of scholars and scientists committed to understanding, managing and conserving the natural and human landscape. The School is divided into three academic groups, one focused on archaeology and historic environments, another encompassing environmental and geographical science while the third covers forensic science.
The School has an international reputation for delivery high quality education in a range of disciplines while also pursuing excellence in research. We encourage you to explore this site to find out more about both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as find out more about our current research and enterprise projects.
Design, Engineering and Computing
Welcome to the School of Design, Engineering & Computing at Bournemouth University which offers courses in design, psychology, electronics, multimedia & networks and computing.
Life at DEC
Life at university is more than just the course you study
The School of Design, Engineering & Computing is part of the vibrant and exciting Talbot campus located on the outskirts of Bournemouth. Although the city centre is just a bus ride away, the campus offers a wide variety of things to do when you need to relax and take a break.
On campus there are bars, shops and cafes plus a Sports Hall with extensive facilities including the Hot Rocks climbing Wall. In addition there are numerous clubs and societies, all part of a very active Students Union with their own radio and television stations, a website and their own magazine collectively known as Nerve Media.
Welcome To IHCS
The Institute of Health and Community Studies (IHCS) at Bournemouth University has a long standing reputation for providing student-centred, innovative programmes of education that prepare and develop health and social care practitioners. We take pride in the quality of our educational experience, working closely with partners in health, social care and private service provision to ensure studying at IHCS leads to fitness for practice and purpose.
We offer a wide variety of under graduate programmes- the four branches of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, operating department practice, social care, community and youth work and, in conjunction with partners, chiropractic, exercise science, nutrition and early years. In addition, there are many courses for qualified health and social care professionals who may wish to continue their personal and professional development at under graduate or post graduate levels. We have dynamic researchers working in the School who are contributing to new knowledge around a number of topics, working collaboratively across the School, University and health and social care community.
This Website provides you with detail about all of these activities. IHCS is divided into Academic Groups and information about each of these is available either by clicking the relevant group on the left menu on this page or by clicking the relevant group at the bottom of this page. For specific course information go to Undergraduate Courses or Postgraduate/Post Qualification Courses on the left menu.
We hope you find the site interesting and informative and that it helps you to decide that Bournemouth University is the place for you.
Dr. B. Gail Thomas
PhD, MSc, PGCEA, A.D.M., R.M., R.N.
Dean of School
Bournemouth Law School
About the School
Welcome to Bournemouth Law School.
We understand very well the competitive nature of a career in the legal profession which is why our courses are designed with your success in mind.
As an integrated Law School, legal academics and practising lawyers work together to provide students with a rich learning environment. This philosophy unites theoretical knowledge with the professional skills students need to succeed in their future careers.
With our emphasis firmly on professional education, we reflect current best practice through our work with solicitors, excellent links with The Law Society, the Dorset Magistrates' Association and local Trainee and Young Solicitors’ Groups.
LLB students have the benefit of a placement during their third year which enables them to experience law in practice. This equips students with a competitive advantage when applying for legal positions as they have a proven track record of working in the profession.
We are particularly proud of our Legal Practice Course which achieved the highest possible grading by The Law Society in five out of six assessment categories.
Our research focus, noticably in the fields of human rights, public law, intellectual property and corporate governance, allows our expertise to be disseminated to local businesses through our services to business.
Bournemouth Law School enjoys its close relationship with The Business School in the fields of taxation, employment, corporate governance, accounting and finance.
The Media School
About the School
The Media School, at Bournemouth University, is the largest centre of vocational higher education for the media industries in the UK, offering high-quality, industry-recognised courses in Media Production and Media Management, Journalism, ComputerAnimation, and Communications; including Public Relations and Marketing.
The Media School is the UK's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (as designated by Higher Education Funding Council for England) and is also an accredited Skillset Screen Academy. These endorsements firmly establish the School as a major training and education centre for the media industries.
Staff have professional, as well as academic, backgrounds and are engaged in practice and consultancy. Students work with industry-standard equipment and have won awards for excellence in all the main areas of School's activity. There are good placement opportunities, excellent guest speakers, high calibre visiting fellows and a range of industry accreditations. These include:
The School's international reputation is built on strong theoretical foundations supported by applied research into the dynamics of communication and the creative industries together with professional expertise. The School has built close links with national and regional media companies and has an excellent employment and research record.
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in The Media School has been assessed as 'excellent' by the Quality Assurance Agency and its research in the area of computer animation has been rated 5 in the latest RAE.The Media School strives to be one of the leading media schools in Europe by:
- Integrating professional and creative approaches to the study and practice of media and communication.
- Achieving the highest standards in learning and teaching.
- Keeping close links with the media and communication industries through collaborative ventures, consultancy and professional practice.
- Equipping our graduates with the knowledge, skills and insight to secure employment and shape the industries in which they work.
- Developing a diverse academic community open to students from all backgrounds, societies and cultures.
- Ensuring our graduates appreciate the importance of high quality communication and media to the health of a free society.
The School of Services Management
About the School
The focus of the School is to equip students with the knowledge and professional skills to "create exceptional customer experiences" in their chosen industries of Events, Food, Hospitality, Leisure, Retail, Sport and Tourism.
The School of Services Management is recognised internationally as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate management courses in Events, Food, Hospitality, Leisure, Retail, Sport and Tourism.
Our Events, Food, Hospitality, Leisure, Retail, Sport and Tourism management and marketing courses are strengthened by our close relationship with industry. It is by remaining in close touch with public and private sector organisations that the School maintains its position at the leading edge of strategic thinking within the experience economy.Our degree specialisms include:
BA (Hons) Retail Management
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School accolades and awards:
- The Guardian University Guide 2008 judged Tourism at Bournemouth as "1st in the country, ranking of 100 / 100."
- The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2001 states “provision in these areas was judged to be excellent”.
- One of the school's recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership proposal was "alpha" rated by the DTI.
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About Our Partner Colleges
The University works in partnership with colleges in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire to provide extended opportunities for study, either at locations near to your home or to provide specialist courses not widely available on a national basis. Many of the courses are part-time and are ideal to help you develop the knowledge and skills to advance your career while in work, others are full-time courses lasting from one to three years depending upon the subject. Courses range from short professional courses, through HNC/HNDs, Foundation degrees, to full Honours degrees.
If you study a course at a partner college you will be a Bournemouth University student. In most cases, all of the teaching will be at the partner college and they will provide the support necessary for you to complete the course - including access to library services, information technology, and a full range of student support, such as careers advice and support for additional learning needs.
Our South West partner colleges offer a wide range of study environments and themselves range from large general colleges of Further Education, with a broad mix of students and courses, to small specialist institutions with dedicated facilities and staff. Your experience of a partner college will be different from that of being based on a Bournemouth University campus but will be convenient to your home and work and help you to settle into Higher Education learning in familiar surroundings. Your course will be of the same quality and standard as all University courses and your final award will be conferred by the University.
Partner colleges offer specialized facilities and resources specifically designed to meet the needs of your study course. All have library, computing, social, sports and recreational facilities and the back-up support of welfare service including accommodation, childcare, careers, finance and students union.
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Find out what current students think of our Partner Colleges
Bournemouth University Partnerships in Higher Education mean:
- Higher Education opportunities for everyone.
- A range of popular and unique courses.
- Small classes, friendly and informal colleges.
- Bournemouth University bursaries for financial assistance.
- Specialist Colleges for the Environment and Land-based sectors.
- High standards with University quality assurance and awards.
- Flexible ways to study.
- Supportive learning environments.
- Progression to higher levels of study.
- Library and study facilities for your specialist course.
- Recreational and social facility.
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