MRes Ecology and Environment
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science
Our MRes degrees are excellent preparation for a career in research or industry. These courses enable you to develop your own research skills and contribute new knowledge to your chosen field.
About the course
Course description 2017
Our MRes in Ecology and Environment provides a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in the field about the key environmental challenges facing humankind.
These include ensuring provision of the ecosystem goods and services that the growing human population requires and maintaining biodiversity in the face of global environmental change.
- Advanced Trends in Biology
- Advanced Biological Analysis
- Research and Study Skills in Biology
- Literature Review
- Research Project - this accounts for half of your final grade
Each programme in the department has a common element where you will learn about the most recent developments in your research area and discuss them with research leaders from the UK and around the world.
You will gain advanced skills in experimental design, data analysis and presentation, as you learn how to become a research leader yourself.
Teaching is via working in a research laboratory or on a field-based research project, tutorials, discussion groups, attendance at seminars, and statistics and other workshops.
Assessment includes, but is not limited to, project report, literature review, critiques, short reports and essays, oral presentations including a viva.
1 year full-time
At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project).
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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