Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sustainable Futures MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,900 full-time; £5,450 part-time. International: £20,600 full-time
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Sustainable Futures MRes

Study Details

MRes: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The MRes Sustainable Futures seeks to produce a new generation of researchers who can address the pressing social issues of sustainability in the face of a growing global population.

Sustainability research asks how human wellbeing can be maintained and enhanced for the long term given rising populations, limited natural resources and a fragile environment. The field, with its clear applied focus and strong strategic future - directed policy implications, has social sciences at its heart. It also requires a broad interdisciplinary approach, and an understanding of economics, law, politics and psychology of sustainability, as well as the geography and demographics of those affected.

Module details

Compulsory modules

SSIM903     Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design     15
GEOM022   Dissertation in Sustainable Futures     60
GEOM023   Contemporary Debates in Sustainable Futures     15
GEOM163   Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science     15
LESM501    Literature Review in Life and Environmental Sciences     30

Optional modules

BIOM4025     Statistical Modelling     15
GEOM164     Perspectives on Sustainable Development     15
GEOM167     Policy and Governance for Sustainability     15
GEOM172     Independent Work-based Learning     15
GEOM247     Transforming Energy Systems     15
GEOM363B   Themes in Climate Change     15
HPDM029     Nature, Health and Wellbeing     15

Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The MRes Sustainable Futures is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. The programme sets the core training in inter-disciplinary social scientific philosophy, epistemology, methodology and analysis within a contemporary context, allowing you to apply the wider concepts and skills introduced in the broader social scientific setting to specific topics of inquiry in environment and energy.