Associates and Fellows of the CILA are eligible to undertake a Masters by Research course through Bournemouth University. The MRes course is an opportunity to grow your research skills whilst also acquiring a deep understanding of a subject that particularly interests you.
What is involved and how long will it take?
With the support of two supervisors, you will explore a research question that interests you. CILA members have previously researched topics such as Is loss adjusting a profession or commodity? and The perception of quality in High Net Worth insurance claims. The subject of your research is not restricted to loss adjusting, you may apply to research wider or alternative issues that interest you.
The components of the course include consideration of your research question, a literature review, data collection and analysis, evaluation of findings and a written account.
Assessment is by submission of a thesis (approximately 30,000 words) and a viva voce (viva). A viva involves presenting your work to a panel of two experts.
The course can be completed in a year on a full time basis or over two years on a part time basis.
How much will it cost?
For UK/CI/ROI students for September 2021 and January 2022 entry: It costs £4,395 per year for a full-time programme and £2,197.50 per year for a part-time programme.
For International students for September 2021 and January 2022 entry: Full-time programmes cost between £15,000 per year (for library-based study) and £17,000 per year (for lab-based study) and £7,500 per year (for library-based study) and £8,500 per year (for lab-based study) for a part-time programme.
Information about fees can be found on the Bournemouth University website at:
How do I apply?
Members can obtain advice and further information on how to apply from Bournemouth University:
You can also read about the MRes course on the Bournemouth University website at:
Obtaining the ACILA qualification has given me confidence that I am an expert in my field and has opened many doors for career progression. The process of studying for the ACILA qualification has proved invaluable in allowing me to develop a level of technical expertise that assists me in carrying out my job more effectively.
Jonathan Mellin, LLB (Hons) ACILA Dip CII
Major Loss Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey