Research course


Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as:

  • ecology
  • environmental science
  • biology
  • geography
We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This research-focused degree will develop your academic understanding, and your practical skills, relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem ecology and management.

The Ecology MRes is designed for graduates in the field of environmental and related sciences. It will provide you with the skills required to follow successful careers in the environmental and wildlife conservation sectors. You'll also develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for further academic study, or research-focused industry roles.
By studying our Ecology MRes you can help support the protection of our planet. The degree will also help you if you:
  • want to find sustainable solutions to the world's development challenges
  • are keen to join UK and international research teams working on ecological or conservation challenges
The MRes will provide you with advanced training in:
  • ecology
  • environmental management
  • conservation
It will give you a professionally focussed postgraduate qualification that is directly relevant to the ecology and wildlife conservation sectors.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements. Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Academic Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 4848