University of East London

Course Introduction

This course offers the opportunity for a select group of students to undertake postgraduate study and research focused on specific and practical areas of environmental sustainability. As one of this select group, you will be working on issues of particular concern to agencies, organisations or individuals who have turned to our Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) for solutions or advice. The course is aimed at recent graduates who want to establish themselves in the environmental field, or working professionals who are looking to explore a specific issue in some depth and to do so as part of their continuing professional development. Our speciality areas are the conservation and management of wetlands, green infrastructure, invertebrate conservation, sustainability and recycling.

Course Modules

Modules: Critical review and synthesis (core); reading the landscape (core); ecosystem form and function (core); dissertation (core).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £6,900 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £12,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.2 honours in an environmentally-relevant subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. On receipt of your application you will be assessed for suitability for entry to the programme and if acceptable will be sent a list of research projects to select from. You will be required to submit a short written justification for your project selection. All applicants will be interviewed prior to confirming an offer of a place on the programme. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).