Research Masters (Biological Science)

Duchy College through its partnership with the Plymouth University is offering Research Masters (Biological Science) within the following project areas

  • Alien invasion: an analysis of historical and potential future patterns of spread of invasive species in Devon, with a focus on Clinton Devon Estates
  • Describing and explaining the conservation value of the Pebblebed heaths
  • Making Nature Pay: An investigation into the viability of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes to support the management of wildlife and habitats of East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths
  • Testing the predicted grazing benefits of cattle on heathland: a case study on the Pebblebed Heaths

These projects are offered in partnership with the Clinton Devon Estates. The qualification offers the opportunity to develop knowledge and experience in a highly focused and personal way.  There are a number of scholarships available equivalent to the full cost of the part-time tuition fee.  Qualification criteria apply; with applications particularly welcome from Cornwall.  Further details are available on request.

Programme structure – The majority of study is undertaken via the completion of a Research Dissertation, additionally two taught modules delivered in a ‘block’ format are studied.

Duration a minimum of 18 months full-time, 24 months part-time.

Entry Requirement Honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a biological science or related discipline. 

Application and selection – Please contact Dr Tim Whitaker at Duchy College for further details and how to apply.  

Closing date for applications 5pm Thursday 11th July 2013, interviews will be held in the week commencing 22nd July 2013.

Applications are particularly welcome from Cornwall and the wider South West Region.  OS/non-EU citizens are not eligible for the scholarships described above.


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