University of Glasgow

Ecology & Environmental Biology [MRes]

  • 12 months

Program Description

The MRes consists of a taught component and a laboratory or field-based research project in ecology and environmental biology.

The emphasis is on research experience and training with two-thirds of credits devoted to project work, compared with one-third for a dissertation in an MSc programme.

The taught courses consist of core research skills and specialist options in ecological modelling and analysis, molecular techniques, identification and sampling methods.

You will carry out an extended two-part research project, chosen to reflect your own interests and the skills you wish to acquire.

The MRes Programme also strongly benefits from research opportunities in terrestrial and aquatic ecology at the University of Glasgow’s Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment.

A total of 180 credits are required, with 20 flexible credits in the second term.

Projects:

Term 1 Core course :                      

 Term 2: Optional courses                                             

Find out about MRes research funding at The Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE).

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

CAREER PROSPECTS

You will be provided with excellent training for applying for a PhD programme or entering work in ecological consultancy, governmental agencies or conservation sectors.

The MRes also serves as a valuable introduction to UK research for overseas students.

There are considerable opportunities to undertake research work in the UK and overseas.

MRes projects in the past have involved field-work in some of Scotland’s most important natural environments including:

  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park,
  • The Outer Hebrides and Skye
  • Overseas in the Falkland Islands
  • Peru
  • Trinidad
  • Tobago
  • Egypt
  • Svalbard (Norway)
  • Canada
  • The Azores (Portugal)
  • Cayman Islands
  • The Philippines

Graduates from these programmes (MSc, MRes) have entered a wide range of roles in academia, business and the third sector.

Examples of job roles in the UK and North America include:

  • fisheries biologist
  • data manager
  • associate marine scientist
  • training co-ordinator
  • fisheries research assistant

Some graduates have also gone on to study PhDs in evolutionary biology, biological sciences and wildlife biology.

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