IAU Member

United Kingdom

top General Information


Street:Poole House, Fern Barrow


Post Code:BH12 5BB

Tel.:+44(1202) 1202 961-916 +44(1202) 524-111

Fax:+44(1202) 965-287


Institution Funding



Founded as Bournemouth College of Technology, became Dorset Institute of Higher Education 1976, Bournemouth Polytechnic 1990, and acquired present status and title 1992

Academic Year

October to July (October-December; January-March; April-July)

Admission Requirements

Level passes supported by 3 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary ('O') level passes; 3 Advanced ('A') level passes supported by 1 GCSE/GCE. 'O' level; BTEC or SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma, or equivalent. For non-native English speakers a minimum IELTS (academic) 6.0 or equivalent



Student Body


top Officers

Head : John Vinney

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Jim Andrews

Job title:Chief Operating Officer

Senior Administrative Officer : Tim McIntyre-Bhatty

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor

International Relations Officer : Jana Kuncova

Job title:Global Engagement Mobility Manager

top Divisions

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Heritage Preservation, Industrial Design, Psychology, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Technology

School : Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Taxation

School : Health and Social Care

Fields of study:Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Work

School : Media

Fields of study:Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, Media Studies

School : Tourism

Fields of study:Cooking and Catering, Hotel and Restaurant, Leisure Studies, Sports, Tourism

top Degrees

Higher National Certificate

Higher National Diploma

Foundation Degree

Bachelor's Honours Degree

Master's Degree (taught)

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Master of Philosophy


Fields of study:Biology, Computer Science, Design, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Psychology, Technology, Tourism

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2015-2016

Full Time Total:595

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:432


Statistics Year:2015-2016


Updated on 19-12-2019