Processes and Skills, Management and Methods
This module is aimed at providing research students with the generic skills they will need to progress with and to complete their research degree. The module focuses on providing students with the skills to plan and manage their research project, to collect and manage their research data and to structure and write their thesis.
Research Methods in Ecology and Environmental Management
This module will provide the student with the skills required to design, execute and report on a significant research project at Masters level. The module will include aspects of data analysis and presentation, critical techniques for interpretation, and an overview of the research process, as a precursor to the Thesis.
Research Thesis Preparation
This module prepares students for their specific MRes Research Thesis by producing a PDP and training needs analysis in consultation with their research supervisor. A programme of student development and outcomes will be agreed during the module.
The MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management commences with a taught programme. You will be expected to take and pass three taught modules (described below) before proceeding to the research stage of your programme which will culminate in the production of a written thesis that will be examined by an oral exam (viva).
The School of Science and Environment’s educational and research expertise within Ecology and Environmental Management encompasses a range of topics including climate change and the degradation and loss of ecosystem services, grassland management and its botanical enhancement, habitat restoration, creation and maintenance, plant community ecology and vegetation dynamics, ecology and management of wild boar, ex-situ species conservation and management, soil and water analysis and management.