Research ( full-time, part-time)
January 2018, April 2018, September 2017
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Study with a large, diverse, internationally active research group seeking solutions to the pressing issues surrounding sustainability, ethical resource use and biodiversity loss.
The Animal and Environmental Research Group (AERG) is an interdisciplinary group of scientists that works with organisations worldwide in conservation and wildlife management policy, and in the animal-based leisure and food sectors.
We can accommodate a wide range of research proposals, including interdisciplinary, at doctoral level. Here’s a brief overview of our main research interests and activities:
As well as contribution original research, we’ve developed statistical, genetic and chemical analytical techniques and geographic information system (GIS) expertise that’s shaping the way the field of zoology works.
We’ve exciting research projects in progress and can offer you inspiring and supportive surroundings in which to pursue your programme. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your proposal.
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
We’ve access to extensive scientific facilities in the department and across the campus, including advanced laboratories for DNA analysis and sophisticated GIS/statistical capabilities.
Our longstanding external collaborations meanwhile allow us to work at valuable field sites, in the UK and around the world.
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
We’ll provide comprehensive research training in areas such as academic writing and publishing, research methods, laboratory and field study skills, statistical analysis, GIS and conference skills.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email email@example.com
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
Full-time, part-time research ()
January 2018, April 2018, September 2017
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