|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1-5 years|
|Tuition fee||£19,570.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
You will need to have, to expect to have, a good (2:1 or equivalent) Honours degree in biology, geology, environmental science or a similar subject.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 7.0 (with minimum of 6.5 in writing, 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Applications are considered throughout the year; most candidates will be invited to interview to discuss the programme in more detail.
The Master of Research is a minimum of one and maximum of five year programme comprising mainly of research, but also containing taught modules exclusively delivered at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS).
The MRes in Vertebrate Palaeontology is designed for graduates of biology, geology, environmental science and other relevant numerate disciplines, and offers you the chance to build on the background of your undergraduate degree, while allowing advanced specialisation in vertebrate palaeontology.
For students studying the MRes in Vertebrate Palaeontology, the spectrum of programmes within Ocean and Earth Sciences and through our collaborations with Biological Sciences and Aeronautics and Astronautics in Southampton are all scientifically exciting and challenging, as well as highly relevant to the modern world. Within this particular programme of study we aim to develop and enhance your knowledge of and enthusiasm for vertebrate evolutionary biology, anatomy, phylogenetics and biomechanics.
By the end of your MRes programme you will have extended your subject-specific and more generic skills beyond the level of your undergraduate degree. This will be partially the result of further instruction during the programme, but also will be a direct result of the application and practice of your skills during your research project and the practical elements of your studies. Additionally you will have developed research skills of sufficient depth to produce work which is publishable in refereed scientific literature.