MRes Environmental Science and Engineering

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Key information


MRes Environmental Science and Engineering

Types of study

Full time


12 months

Start date

September 2021


Geographical Sciences / Chemical and Environmental Engineering / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • Course requirements - an honours degree at 2.1 or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject (or international equivalent).
  • Relevant disciplines include Environmental Science, Geographical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or any other appropriate science or engineering discipline.

Language requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English or whose entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

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Course overview

This MRes programme aims to provide the students with programmes of the necessary advanced, technical, professional and specialised study skills within the fields of Environmental Science and Engineering, and to develop a critical awareness of the advanced techniques and technological advances available to conduct state of the art research in these areas. Students have the opportunity to explore these in experiment and modelling oriented projects, and complete the course by analysis and interpretation of research results and writing up a dissertation for examination according to the established procedure at the University of Nottingham. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning the subject, the course aims to provide a more robust understanding of the subject and the ability to apply it in industrial practices or further studies.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • to encourage integration between the separate disciplinary areas;
  • to propel the development of new ideas, knowledge and techniques applicable in environmental management and design of environmental engineering systems;
  • to develop the students' transferable skills in research methods at the postgraduate level;
  • to facilitate an in-depth investigation of a relevant topic through independent research.

Course structure

  • Generic Research Training module

Students are required to take a compulsory Generic Research Training module which is run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Generic Research Training module includes three components, including:

Component 1 – Research training

Training sessions are delivered by the Graduate School. Face-to-face and online standalone training options are available.

Component 2 - Scientific research paper writing

This face-to-face training is delivered by the module convenor. The training sessions focus on the development of scientific research paper writing skills, and scientific publication and metrics issues. This component consists of training sessions of total 4-5 hours in 2 mornings/afternoons and a tutorial session of 2 hours in a morning/afternoon (all sessions: to be arranged locally).

Component 3 - Professional Development

Relevant state-of-the-art techniques and up-to-date knowledge are obtained from the public lectures and research seminars organised by relevant professional institutions/organisations and Schools/Research Groups in the Faculty. Supervisor’s approval must be obtained before attending each event. Attendance of each event must be checked and signed by supervisor.

  • Thesis

Students are required to submit their thesis prior to the end of the period of registered study. The thesis is examined by both an External Examiner and an Internal Examiner appointed under the regulations governing the assessment of research degrees, who should provide independent reports on the thesis, indicating whether the thesis module has been passed; and also whether a viva voce examination is necessary.


Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Contact us

MRes Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0) 574 8818 0000 ext. 8442

Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China