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Geography and Environmental Management MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Geography Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

This multidisciplinary course allows students to specialise in one of several areas which address pressing social and environmental issues. The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development. This Master's degree will equip you with the skills necessary to undertake sustained, independent and innovative research. You will gain the confidence to work in creative and flexible and ways, and develop the ability to plan, produce and present rigorous, independent and theoretically informed studies. It also fosters the development of essential professional skills to enhance your employability, such as self-management, team work, problem solving and communication.

The course will equip you for a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors, as well as within NGOs. It is designed with the flexibility to allow you to target both skills and subject matter towards a particular career trajectory or to your current employment. The research training provided in this MRes could provide a foundation for further study at doctoral level or employment including design, data collection and analysis: To equip students for future careers that require postgraduates with a high level of analytical and communication skills, and who are able to pursue complex tasks in an independent, self-disciplined and flexible manner; To equip students for further high-level research (e.g. PhD).

Different course options

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module allows you to investigate a relevant research topic in detail, working with a research supervisor and drawing on the skills developed in the taught modules.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree of 2.1 or above (or the equivalent if it is a non-UK degree) in a relevant subject.

University information

UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more