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Sustainable Futures MRes

2 years part-time, starting in September 2020

You can apply for this course from September 2019.

Develop in-depth knowledge and skills of research methods. Prepare yourself for an academic or professional career with a focus on policy and the environment.

On completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  • a critical understanding of research-based sustainability literature across a range of disciplines
  • comprehension of the relationships between theory and practice in the field of sustainability
  • thorough and in-depth understanding of key debates relating to environmental challenges, energy resource use and security, and the resilience and adaptability of human systems
  • detailed and comprehensive understanding of current issues across disciplines within the theme of sustainability studies

The course aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either an academic or non-academic environment by developing your core research skills. You will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate your own original research questions.

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or if you hold an SWDTP studentship you can take the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway.

If you wish to be considered for a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, then you must apply for your preferred PhD route and not the stand alone MRes. You should follow our how to apply and funding guidelines.

For those holding a 1+3 SWDTP studentship, progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.

Partner institutions

This course is delivered through the University of Bath alongside our partner institutions:

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2022. Induction week starts on 21 September 2020.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Part-time students will typically take either two or three units in each semester. The actual balance will be flexible subject to agreement by the Director of Studies.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

Typical offer

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as psychology, sociology, geography, policy studies and socio-legal studies.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as psychology, sociology, geography, policy studies, socio-legal studies and ecology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Sustainable Futures MRes part-time


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Sustainable Futures
  • Final award
    MRes
  • Mode of study
    Part-time
  • Course code
    THXX-APM56
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2020
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2020
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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