Taught course

Ecology and Environment

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject.

In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Biodiversity is threatened by climate change and other consequences of the growing human population. To solve this, and some of the other global challenges facing humanity, we need researchers with an in-depth understanding of how we maintain ecosystems in the face of environmental change.

Our world-class research in this area spans topics including global change ecology, biodiversity science, tropical forest conservation, palaeoecology and palynology, urban ecology, environmental pollution, and agricultural ecology, giving students on this course the opportunity to contribute new knowledge in the field.

Teaching is via:

  • Working in a research laboratory or on a field-based research project
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups
  • Attendance at seminars
  • Statistics and other workshops

Assessment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Project report
  • Literature review
  • Critiques
  • Short reports and essays
  • Oral presentations including a viva

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0123