University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Environment, Energy and Resilience

Engages the latest critical thinking on risk management, critical infrastructure, public regulation, policy studies and the environmental sciences. Designed to develop understanding of environmental challenges, energy resource use and security, and the resilience and adaptability of human systems. It aims to equip students with a broad based and relevant knowledge of research approaches and methods in the interdisciplinary fields of environment and energy studies, and the social responses to issues therein. The programme aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. The core training in interdisciplinary social scientific philosophy, epistemology, methodology and analysis is set within a contemporary context, allowing you to apply the wider concepts and skills introduced in the broader social scientific setting to specific topics of enquiry in environment and energy. You will be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate your own research questions. The MRes Environment, Energy and Resilience forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Centre - a hub of world-class social science research.

Entry requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The compulsory modules can include; Contemporary Debates in Environment, Energy and Resilience [Delivered with Bath and Bristol]; Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Methods [Delivered with Bath and Bristol]; Dissertation in Environment, Energy and Resilience; Governing Sustainability; Introduction to Energy Policy and Sustainability; Themes in Climate Change and Key Skills.
Some examples of the optional modules which may be available are Statistical Modelling; Understanding Environmental Change; Environmental Sustainability in Practice; Independent Work-based Learning; Climate Hazards and Risk Assessment; Environmental Law; Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions; Conflict, Security and Development; Theories of Development; Environmental Politics; Globalisation and Culture; Psychology of Risk; Quantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods and Environmental and Resource Economics.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are utilised including: presentations; reflective journals; essays; group work; role play; field work note books; technical exercises; report writing; and writing a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective postgraduate students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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