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River Science MRes

Course Description

The MRes in River Science is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research.

This MRes aims to provide a synthesis of scientific knowledge on river geomorphology, hydrology and ecology and focuses on the application of scientifically sound and environmentally-sensitive river management. It also seeks to provide the theoretical underpinning and field and/or laboratory training necessary to undertake a River Science research project at Masters level.

The Programme aims to prepare students:
- For doctoral level study.
- To engage in a career in River Science within a government agency (e.g. Environment Agency), charity (e.g. a Rivers Trust or Wildlife Trust) or an environmental consultancy.
- To meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions.
- To think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Visit the River Science MRes page on the University of Worcester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Before submitting an application, potential applicants should contact the course leader with an expression of interest, to discuss their potential research topics and ideas. This will enable us to ascertain that we have the necessary expertise and if relevant, the equipment required for the project to be completed successfully.

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