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Environmental Themes, Environmental Science and Wildlife Filmmaking - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

About the Project
Bristol is the unrivalled global centre for wildlife filmmaking, which looms large within the ecology of the city’s high-profile creative economy. Building on a 2-year, AHRC-funded collaboration with the (Bristol-based) BBC Natural History Unit (which identified major themes and patterns within the past quarter-century of natural history filmmaking, collecting over 50 in-depth interviews with those at the heart of the industry) – and within the context of rising awareness of the worldwide problem of marine plastics pollution galvanized by Blue Planet II in 2017 – this project explores the place of environmental themes within natural history filmmaking over the past 25 years and examines how advances in the environmental sciences inform filmmaking and feature on screen.

Why Choose this Opportunity
Based on the supervisor’s contacts with the BBC Natural History Unit and within the independent natural history filmmaking sector clustered in Bristol, you will have the opportunity to meet and consult with key players in the industry.

About You
A familiarity with the research techniques and perspectives of the humanities.

About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.

Funding Notes

Programme fees per year:
UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560
Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100

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