Research course

Ecology

Institution
University of Liverpool · Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

For all taught and research degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

With our long history of research in ecology and marine biology, we play an influential role in solving today’s pressing environmental problems.

Ecology is one of the four subject disciplines within the School of Environmental Sciences and the exciting, multidisciplinary nature of our research activity is central to our thriving postgraduate community.

Subject Overview

The broad interests of our academic staff encompass theoretical ecology and work in field sites in Merseyside, elsewhere in the UK and around the world. To support this, the University has recently invested £7 million in marine ecology, which includes a new research vessel used for both research and teaching.

Our work on the vulnerability of marine species and habitats to fishing and coastal development is being used to develop sustainable management plans by agencies such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

Another hot topic we’re studying is the impact of burning upland vegetation on ecosystem carbon storage, water quality and biodiversity.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

PhD

part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927