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Ecology and Conservation MRes

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Full time | Moulsecoomb Campus | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

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Course Summary

Drawing on the expertise of our ecosystems and environmental management research group, this MRes programme advances your academic standing and enables you to conduct an original ecological research project.

It prepares you either for a PhD or for industry-based work, as you gain experience with modern research methods and build on your theoretical knowledge of the subject area.

Research interests of our department include:

landscape ecology
conservation biology
human-wildlife conflict
behaviour, ecology and conservation.

Find out more about the work of our ecosystems and environmental management group.

Course structure

The Ecology and Conservation MRes is typically completed as a full-time, one-year degree.

The research project is central to the course and allows you to work at the forefront of the discipline as you advance your knowledge of research methods and ecological principles. You design your own project under the supervision of one or more members of the ecosystems and environmental management research group.

A taught module completes the core elements of the course, plus you'll choose option modules in topics that support your interests and career aspirations.


Graduates from this course are thoroughly equipped to enter a PhD programme in ecological science, as well as careers in industry and the public sector. The MRes provides well-rounded and practical training, plus the necessary transferable skills to prepare you for employment.


Research Project - Core
Issues in Ecology and Conservation - Core

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications. ATAS requirements - The JACS code for this course is C180, meaning that students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they apply for a visa.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more

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