Qualifications and durations
- Full-time MRes 1 year
- Part-time MRes 2-3 years
The Master of Research (MRes) in Environment, Energy and Resilience engages the latest critical thinking on risk management, critical infrastructure, public regulation, policy studies and the environmental sciences.
On completion of this programme, students will be able to demonstrate:
- A critical understanding of research-based literature on environment and energy across a range of disciplines.
- Comprehension of the relationships between theory and practice in the related fields of environment, energy and resilience.
- 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 in the disciplines within the theme of environment and energy studies.
The programme aims to equip students for careers as professional researchers in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills. Students will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate their own original research questions.
- South West Doctoral Training Centre
This MRes is accredited by the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC). It is a collaborative, interdisciplinary programme, delivered by all three universities (Bath, Bristol and Exeter), building on the research strengths of each institution through the inclusion of collaborative units (delivered jointly by the three institutions).
The MRes can be taken as a course in its own right, or as part of the 1 + 3 (MRes + MPhil/PhD) pathway, which includes further collaborative elements with the universities of Bristol and Exeter.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of this programme, successful graduates could proceed onto an MPhil/PhD in one of several areas/departments, specifically:
- Department of Economics
- Department of Education
- School of Management
- Department of Psychology
If applying for an MRes/PhD (the 1 + 3 programme) applicants should indicate on the Application Form, their preferred MPhil/PhD route.
Progression from the MRes to the MPhil/PhD stage is dependent on achieving an acceptable level of achievement (typically an overall average of 60% on at least the taught component of the MRes).
Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mres-envi-ener-resi/
View programme catalogue (http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2015-2016/ps/ps-proglist-pg.html
) for further information.
About the department
The rapidly expanding Department of Psychology (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/
) has a distinctive research profile and a long-standing record of cutting-edge, theoretically-informed research in applied aspects of psychology. It has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work and collaborates with other departments in the University of Bath
, local and national institutions, and international networks.
Main areas of research
- Behaviour Change and Mental Health Interventions (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/research/behaviour-change-mental-health-interventions/
- BioSocial, Cognitive-Affective Psychology (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/research/biosocial-cognitive-affective-psychology/
- Digital Behaviour and Change (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/research/digital-behaviour-change/
- Identities in Social and Digital Contexts (http://www.bath.ac.uk/psychology/research/identities-social-digital-contexts/
Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/taught-programmes/how-to-apply/
First or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate social science subject. English requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of the four components).