Fishscapes and Fish as Biocultural Heritage - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
About the Project
Within the wider theme of nature as heritage and operating with the notion of the animalscape, this project explores the status of certain anadromous and catadromous fish (for example, salmon, eel and lamprey) as cultural as well as ecological keystone species. The function of fish as signifiers of place and embodiments of watery sense of place - and the position they occupy within individual and collective memories - can be examined in a variety of geographical contexts: local (e.g. Severn estuary), national (e.g. River Tyne), continental (e.g. Po estuary) and global (e.g. Yukon River, Alaska).
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.
Programme fees per year:
UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560
Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100