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Course summary

Our Master of Research (MRes) programme in Ecology and Environmental Biology provides specialised research training ideal for preparing for a PhD programme or a career in ecological science. WHY THIS PROGRAMME -Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). -This unique programme draws on the research interests of a large number of university staff in the Institute of TOP 100 UNIVERSITYBiodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. It allows you the chance to obtain experience in a wide range of modern research techniques. Glasgow offers considerable expertise in this area of biology, especially in: ornithology fish biology aquatic ecosystems epidemiology modelling physiological, molecular and evolutionary ecology. On-campus facilities are complemented by excellent research and teaching facilities available at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) and Cochno Farm and Research Centre. Tailor the MRes Ecology and Environmental Biology programme to your own specific requirements and interests from the courses and projects offered. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Royal Society of BiologyThe MRes consists of a taught component and a laboratory or field-based research project in ecology and environmental biology. The emphasis is on research experience and training with two-thirds of credits devoted to project work, compared with one-third for a dissertation in an MSc programme. The taught courses consist of core research skills and specialist options in ecological modelling and analysis, molecular techniques, identification and sampling methods. You will carry out an extended two-part research project, chosen to reflect your own interests and the skills you wish to acquire. The MRes Programme also strongly benefits from research opportunities in terrestrial and aquatic ecology at the University of Glasgow’s Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment. A total of 180 credits are required, with 20 flexible credits in the second term. Projects: MRES ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY PROJECT 1 (terms 1 and 2) MRES ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY PROJECT 2 (Summer) Term 1 Core course : KEY RESEARCH SKILLS Term 2: Optional courses INFECTIOUS DISEASE ECOLOGY AND THE DYNAMICS OF EMERGING DISEASE SPATIAL ECOLOGY ANIMAL ETHICS BIOLOGY OF SUFFERING BIODIVERSITY INFORMATICS PRINCIPLES OF CONSERVATION ECOLOGY SINGLE SPECIES MODELS ANIMAL LEGISLATION AND SOCIETAL ISSUES CONSERVATION GENETICS HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF CONSERVATION SOCIETAL ASPECTS OF AMR INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN STATISTICS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ECOLOGISTS PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT ANIMAL WELFARE ASSESSMENT MULTI SPECIES MODELS MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHYLODYNAMICS CARE & ENRICHMENT OF CAPTIVE ANIMALS VERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION GENETIC AND GENOMIC ASPECTS OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE ECONOMIC TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION INVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION Find out about MRes research funding at The Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE).

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

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Entry requirements

A Second-class Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant scientific subject. Professional experience may be taken into account. Please also include the following with your application: CV, one reference and personal statement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Ecology and Environmental Biology at University of Glasgow - UCAS