The programme combines expertise from Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering and Psychology, and is truly multidisciplinary. You will interact with other students from across the social sciences and thereby gain a unique breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills.
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Why study this course
This courses will give students a broad-ranging, yet grounded understanding of how individuals, organisations, enterprises and communities can cope with external stresses and disturbance as a result of rapid social, political, economic or environmental change.
Uniquely, the programme combines expertise and ongoing research within Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering and Psychology. Such an approach provides a rounded and integrated perspective in order to explore the material nature of the built environment and the social, economic, cultural factors underpinning urban living.
Research project – 120 credits
Resilience – focused modules
Resilience, Energy and Urban Living – 20 credits
Problem-based methods for Urban Resilience – 20 credits
Social Research module
Research Design – 20 credits
This research-based programme comprises of an extended research project focused around the two resilience-focused modules listed above. The project takes the form of an extended literature review on one or both of those modules and forms a final dissertation worth 120 credits. It requires a substantial piece of independent research and which can be conducted – where relevant and appropriate - within an individuals’ place of employment.
The two ‘subject-substantive’ resilience-focused core modules are worth another 40 credits, with the ‘Problem-based methods for Urban Resilience’ providing those following the MRes – where required – with appropriate research methods training. Students will then complete their studies with a ‘Research Design’ module from the generic university-wide MA in Social Research. This module will enable students to develop an appropriate research design for their project and consider, evaluate and interpret the value of the varied forms of evidence that they may collect. Such activity would also be integrated into resilience-specific training provided through the two ‘subject-substantive’ modules.
Fees and funding
Standard fees apply
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International students please note: This is a band D (Postgraduate Research) course
Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available, contact the Postgraduate Administrator on +44 (0)121 414 6935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.
Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in Geography, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or a related discipline.
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We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
How to apply
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