2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £9,000; International £16,700
Why this course?
This one-year MRes aims to provide advanced study in Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control within Europe and globally. You'll have access to laboratory facilities that provide hands-on experience essential for experimental analysis.
The course is ideal for you if you're looking for an alternative to an MSc, are interested in carrying out shorter research projects or if you wish to tailor your studies to suit your own research interests and career objectives.
An MRes takes one year full-time or two years part-time to complete. Part-time study is only available to UK students.
This degree combines a number of subjects, including: - geotechnics - microbiology - chemistry - hydrogeology
You'll complete six taught classes. Four classes are compulsory and two are optional.
You can choose from a wide range of topics. Supervisors will be chosen from one of our three main research groups: - Civil engineering - Environmental engineering - Environmental health - Geoscience - Structural engineering - Transport management - Water systems and hydroinformatics
The department’s £6 million purpose-built and state-of-the-art research laboratories opened in June 2013. These facilities include: - Geomechanics Laboratory - Environmental Chemistry Laboratory - Microbiology Laboratory - Structures Laboratory - Numerical Modelling of Geomaterials - Field Investigation Capabilities
You'll be taught by a group of professionally qualified staff with relevant expertise and teaching and research experience.
We've very strong industrial links. We've an active Industrial Advisory Board that contributes to curriculum design and the overall student experience.
Our MRes students also have the option of taking “Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry”. This exciting new module allows students to gain credits for work carried out with, at or for an external organisation. Approval for students taking this module is done on a case-by-case basis by the MRes Course Director. Student participation is selected by competitive application and CV.
Learning & teaching
This course is delivered via a mixture or lectures, tutorial, practical laboratories and research seminars.
You'll be assessed via a mixture of written assignments, formal exams, lab-based assessments, poster presentations and team projects.
The final MRes thesis is assessed orally in a viva voce exam.
An MRes will significantly enhance your CV and improve future employment prospects.
During your studies you'll develop a range of transferable skills that are relevant to careers in industry, academia and the public sector.
In addition, our MRes will develop your communication skills, critical analysis and presentation skills as well as giving you experience of conference attendance and working with large bodies of complex material. An MRes can also be used as a stepping stone for students wishing to continue to an MPhil or PhD, either as a precursor or initial component of the research.