MRes Environmental Sciences: siamang or elephants in Indonesia

28 September 2019 Study

Educational Organization:
Bournemouth University

Date Posted:

Program Description:
The inter-disciplinary international Research project 'LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology' is looking for enthusiastic students who want to come to the UK for an MRes degree on any of our ongoing projects in Indonesia (primate community, elephants, human wildlife conflict).
We urgently need somebody to study our habituated siamang groups in Sumatra or to study and conduct biomonitoring research based on audio-recordings of the forest.
Most work is done in the Sumatran rainforest in collaboration with local NGOs FKL and SOCP.
We expect that you would be able to travel to Indonesia for field work for at least 6 months - but exact details of the project will be developed with the student applicant to suit the student's own career aspirations and strengths.
Desk based habitat modelling/ GIS projects can also be considered.

An MRes is a good precursor to a PhD, allowing you to develop your research skills, enhance your ability to critically analyse information and solve complex problems. 
There is no formally assessed taught component in an MRes, but you will be expected to engage with the Postgraduate Researcher Development Framework, which includes research methodology training. You'll develop your research project in conjunction with experienced LEAP academics.

Entrance Qualifications:
Qualifications: UK entry requirements:
An Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) in a relevant field and preferably field work experience (especially for field-based projects).

International entry requirements:
Excellent degree at undergraduate level.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.

Tuition / Fees:
UK/EU/Channel Islands: £4,325
International (non-EU): £16000

Support (scholarships, travel):
We try to cover all research expenses for students but you will be expected to be able to cover your own subsistence and maybe rent in the field (around £300 per month). We will help you apply for external grants to support your costs. Some discounts are available.

Start + End Dates:
1 year course that has entry data in : January, April and September each year.

Application Deadline:
>3 months before starting so that permit processes can be initiated for the field work.

Programme details:

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