From 2021, the referencing style APA 7th has been rolling out to new students, replacing the previously used Bournemouth University (BU) Harvard Referencing Style. For students who started their course pre-2021, the BU Harvard referencing style still applies.
Please see the list below which clarifies the referencing style to be used by each course and year for the 2023/24 academic year:
Undergraduate Courses (2023/24)
Gateway: APA 7th
MChiro 1: APA 7th
MChiro 2: APA 7th
MChrio 3: APA 7th
MChiro 4: BU Harvard
Postgraduate Courses (2023/24)
MSc Grad Entry 1: APA 7th
MSc Grad Entry 2: APA 7th
MSc Chiro year 2: APA 7th
Other Postgraduate Courses: Please see your Assessment Brief which will detail which referencing style to use.
Using referencing software like EndNote Online to manage your references can help you to organise them and cite them consistently in the documents that you write. The Harvard (BourneU) Style and the APA Style are both available in EndNote (in addition to hundreds of other referencing styles), for more information, see our guide to using EndNote. You could also consider completing the online tutorials on the Study Skills pages or booking onto a workshop with Library & Learning Services staff.