MRes Environmental Science and Engineering


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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: Environmental Science and Engineering MRes
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: One year
  • Start date: September 2020


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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 then have the opportunity to explore these in either or both experiment and modelling oriented projects, and complete studying the course by analysis and interpretation of the research results and writing up a dissertation that is to be examined according to the established procedure in the University of Nottingham. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning the subject, the course aims to help greater 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

Part I: Compulsory Modules (Total 60 credits)

These credits can be accumulated from courses offered from within the Research Training Programme run by the Graduate School or other units offering generic training within the University, or from within any other generic training courses run within individual Schools. The generic courses will be selected in consultation with the supervisor(s) and should be cognate with the student's research topic. The selection of these modules is at the discretion of the student's School. Guidance on the appropriateness of the content of modules is available from the Graduate School and Supervisors.

Part II: Dissertation (Total 120 credits)

Full-year research in a sub-area of the course in a team environment, followed by submission of a dissertation to be assessed by two examiners. The supervision team include usually two supervisors who will advise the research topic and programme.


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We offer entry-based scholarships to award exceptional degree programme applicants. Based on our data, nearly 30% of our undergraduate students and over 40% of our postgraduate students are awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships. 

We also have funding to award students coming to UNNC on a non-degree programme.

Entry requirements

  • Course requirements an honours degree at 2.1 and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject (or international equivalent). 
  • In a relevant discipline Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and other related engineering background subject to having completed suitable modules.

English 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.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less