MRes Biology

This Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career. The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, teaching both practical and theoretical aspects of research. The focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate your own individual research project. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the capacity for critical thought, project management, time management, presentation skills, and the ability to disseminate original research.

The programme has been designed to suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you are aspiring to work in a research-based career, focus on a single topic of interest, or gain ideal preparation for undertaking a PhD.

For an overview of the MRes, entry criteria and details of how to apply. Note that MRes projects do not incur bench fees or additional costs other than the tuition fees. Edge Hill graduates might be eligible for a 50% fee reduction.

We support MRes projects which broadly fall within the remit of our staff research interests, during the next academic year we are particularly interested in supporting MRes projects in the following areas: MRes Project Areas 2018-19 >>

MSc Conservation Management

An understanding of Biodiversity and its management is increasingly important. This is reflected in the various employment opportunities with consultancies, local councils, national agencies and voluntary bodies. However what is increasingly becoming an all graduate profession is rarely taught to any depth on undergraduate courses.

The Conservation Management course is characterised by its synthesis of the expertise of the field biologist with practical experience of managing habitats allied to a clear theoretical framework. An emphasis is placed on fieldwork, biological identification skills and experience of a broad range of management issues.

The course is suitable for recent graduates, more experienced conservation workers or those seeking a career change. The programme is also ideal for teachers wishing develop skills and knowledge in the environmental and ecological subject areas.

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