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ResM Environmental Sciences

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This 18 month research intensive course allows you to strengthen your knowledge and build an area of your own expertise. Benefit from the support of our expert academic and technical staff, unique location and ISO accredited labs to assist you in the undertaking of your research project. You may have an area of interest that you’d like to build on further from your dissertation, or be passionate about an emerging area of environmental science.

A research masters degree incorporates both taught elements and an extended research project which culminates in the submission of a thesis. This programme is governed by research degree regulations and you engage fully in professional and research skills development.

Programme overview

The ResM Environmental Science programme will provide you with the opportunity to conduct research alongside staff at the forefront of the environmental science subject discipline. Research project opportunities, in the following contemporary areas, include combinations of laboratory and field work with access to high specification analytical facilities and excellent field sites:

  • sources fate and impact of chemicals in the environment
  • mine site restoration
  • air quality and human health
  • peatland habitat restoration
  • marine pollution from plastics
  • application of social and economic techniques to nature conservation
  • public engagement and communication of environmental issues.

Working with a supervisor the programme offers you the flexibility to shape your research in an area of particular interest to you, alongside the opportunity to gain research skills from our taught modules.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,170per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    122 58%

    36th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    42nd

    17

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