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Ecology and Environment MRes

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Further your understanding of how we maintain ecosystems in the face of environmental change with our uniquely research-focussed course.

Course description

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 carry out cutting-edge research in their chosen area.

Research experience

This research-focused course allows you to spend an academic year embedded in one of our research groups, working alongside students and staff who are at the forefront of their research field.

Throughout your course, you’ll develop your research skills, giving you the opportunity to contribute new knowledge in your chosen area.

Whether you complete your research in the field, the lab or in industry, in the UK or abroad, you’ll be provided with a research budget for your project. Previous students have conducted fieldwork in locations including Brazil, South Africa and Sweden as well as closer to home in the wonderful Peak District National Park on our doorstep.

Example research projects include:

  • Impacts of selective logging on the morphology of neotropical butterflies
  • A DNA-based assessment of Eurasian otter, Lutra lutra, numbers and seasonal movement in the Peak District
  • Partitioning the effects of vertical relief and refuge on coral reef fish community structure

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

How to apply

Because of the research-intensive nature of this course, we ask you to include a short supporting statement of 500-700 words with your application. For more information visit the course on the University of Sheffield prospectus.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 100 4

    36th out of 71 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 69%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    47th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    22nd

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    142 71%

    19th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    52nd

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    9

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