Research course

Sustainable Futures

University of Bath · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as psychology, sociology, geography, policy studies and socio-legal studies.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Research (MRes) in Sustainable Futures engages the latest critical thinking on risk management, critical infrastructure, public regulation, policy studies and the environmental sciences.

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  • a critical understanding of research-based literature on environment and energy across a range of disciplines
  • comprehension of the relationships between theory and practice in the related fields of environment, energy and resilience
  • thorough and in-depth understanding of key debates relating to environmental challenges, energy resource use and security, and the resilience and adaptability of human systems
  • detailed and comprehensive understanding of current issues in the disciplines within the theme of environment and energy studies

The course aims to equip you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments by developing core research skills. You will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate your own original research questions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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