Research course


University of Liverpool · Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies

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


Course content

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927