What is the Cabot Institute Master's by Research?

We need people from all disciplines to tackle the world's environmental challenges. 

The Cabot Institute Master’s by Research in Global Environmental Challenges brings together exceptional students with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. Whether you’re a scientist, historian or an artist, we believe that complex global challenges require integrated solutions - and people with the skills to work across boundaries.

This unique postgraduate programme is a one-year research project supported by an expert supervisor, allowing you to gain in depth knowledge of your chosen subject and demonstrate independent research skills. You will be assessed with a 30,000 word thesis and a viva examination. A master’s by research has no formal taught component, but you will have the option to attend regular events designed to enhance your personal and professional development.

What makes this MScR unique? 

  • Combines the research-intensive nature of a Master's by Research with training and cohort-building elements that unites researchers of all backgrounds 

  • Follow your passion by focusing on a subject that means something to you 

  • Opportunity to engage with the wider academic and industry community ensures you feel embedded as part of a one-of-a-kind research culture    

Want to know why this programme is different to a traditional taught master’s? Or perhaps you're passionate about environmental issues, but not sure whether your previous qualifications are suitable?

Contact our Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Joanne Norris, to find out why this programme could be the perfect fit for you: cabot-masters@bristol.ac.uk

I have no doubt that without the opportunities afforded me by the Cabot Institute I would not be in the position I am today.

Keri McNamara
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