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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Animal Biology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

Key features

Offered on a full-time or part-time basis (maximum of 6 years).
Students are allocated an appropriate study pathway, based on their research experience and background.
All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme.
Our staff have expertise in comparative zoology, ecosystem modelling, conservation, invertebrate biology, animal behaviour, physiological and behavioural ecology, animal welfare, ecological monitoring and modelling techniques.
You will be able to apply to our Research Student Support Scheme for some funding for this purpose.

Where could it take you?

All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree. At the beginning of an MPhil/PhD degree, you will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher. This will determine which elements of the programme are core and which are optional.At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become an effective researcher. This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around the following themes:

  • Developing and Managing Your Research
  • Dissemination, Impact, Engagement
  • Completing Your Research Degree
  • Research Methodology Master classes
  • Data Analysis
  • Research Funding
  • Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness
  • Careers and Employability
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 100 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    98 44%

    87th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    56th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    15

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