Research course

Ecology and Environmental Management

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Science and the Environment
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Before submitting an application, potential applicants should contact the course leader, Dr John Dutton (j.dutton@worc.ac.uk) with an expression of interest, to discuss their potential research topics and ideas. This will enable us to ascertain that we have the necessary expertise and if relevant, the equipment required for the project to be completed successfully. Having completed the expression of interest stage and discussed research ideas with the course leader, all applicants must then complete the application form and submit this to the Graduate Research School at least 6 weeks before the start of the Semester (normally September, please contact the Graduate Research School for more information). All applications are passed to the relevant Course Leader for consideration. If the application has potential, an interview is scheduled by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Institute of Science and Environment’s educational and research expertise within Ecology and Environmental Management encompass a range of topics; climate change and the degradation and loss of ecosystem services, grassland management and its botanical enhancement, habitat restoration, creation and maintenance, plant community ecology and vegetation dynamics, ecology and management of wild boar, ex-situ species conservation and management, soil and water analysis and management.

The Programme aims to prepare students:

  • For doctoral level study.
  • To engage in a career in in ecological or environmental management in a research, consultancy or wider sector context.
  • To meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions.
  • To think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Our MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management programme offers you:

Academic rigour: Gain a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area with a challenging combination of taught modules, research training and supervised research.

Wide variety of research interests: We have a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of both the taught and research element of your programme.

Excellent supervision: Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.

Resources: Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Institute of Science and the Environment has a number of laboratories and other specialist facilities available to your course. In addition to the large laboratory in the Darwin building, there are five other laboratories. The River Science team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including; field equipment for flow monitoring, water quality assessment, remote sensing & surveying; laboratory equipment for water quality analysis; and computer software for statistical analysis of data, GIS and image analysis.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr John Dutton
Email
j.dutton@worc.ac.uk