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
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.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is delivered by the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.
If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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