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MRes Climate Change, Sustainability and Society - part-time

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    MRes 2 years part-time

Course Description

Build your research skills and apply them to important topics in climate change, sustainability and society. You’ll enhance your ability analyse complex data.

During this course, you’ll explore and critically analyse theories, methodologies and paradigms of research that are relevant to some of society’s most pressing concerns – including climate change and sustainability.

With a focus on quantitative and qualitative research methods and approaches, you’ll gain the essential skills needed to progress your studies or become a professional researcher.

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate social sciences subject such as psychology, sociology, geography, policy studies or socio-legal studies.

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Student Destinations

There is increasing demand for high-level quantitative and qualitative research skills from a wide range of private and public sector recruiters.

Many firms and government departments are now committed to data-driven decision-making, making use of the increased availability of big data.

This course will equip you with a hybrid skill set that combines quantitative, computing and analytical skills with an understanding of research and enquiry in the context of sustainability, climate change and social responsibility.

Module Details

Year 1

Semester 1

Compulsory units

  • Digital methods and data skills for MRes
  • Dissertation
  • Interdisciplinary research methods in social sciences

Semester 2

You must choose at least one of Advanced Qualitative Methods or Advanced Quantitative Methods, plus 5 credits of optional units.

Compulsory units

  • Dissertation – Continued
  • Interdisciplinary research methods in social sciences – Continued

Optional units

  • Advanced qualitative methods
  • Advanced quantitative methods
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Governance for sustainability
  • Independent research essay
  • Theories of corporate responsibility

Year 2

Semester 1

Compulsory units

  • Contemporary debates in sustainability
  • Dissertation

Semester 2

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units. You cannot choose Advanced Qualitative Methods or Advanced Quantitative Methods if you studied it in Year 1.

Compulsory units

  • Dissertation – Continued

Optional units

  • Advanced qualitative methods
  • Advanced quantitative methods
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Governance for sustainability
  • Independent research essay
  • The politics and practice of sustainability
  • Theories of corporate responsibility

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