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Cabot Institute for the Environment

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The Cabot Institute for the Environment is a diverse community of 600 experts, united by a common cause: protecting our environment and identifying ways of living better with our changing planet.

Together, we deliver the evidence base and solutions to tackle the challenges of food security, water, low carbon energy, city futures, environmental change, and natural hazards and disaster risk. 

By harnessing and directing the expertise of our academic community, we develop practical, interdisciplinary solutions that both improve how we live in our world and enable us to face the challenges arising from our interactions with the environment.

The Cabot Institute Master's by Research in Global Environmental Challenges brings together students from all disciplines to engage with the biggest issues faced by our the environment. With research projects encompassing history, geography, engineering and the arts, you will have the opportunity to work amongst a cohort of engaged and diverse researchers. In addition to your independent research project, you are encouraged to undertake our programme of training events, designed to enhance your experience both during your degree and after it. Whilst working with an expert supervisor in your field, you will also have access to the wider Cabot Institute network of academics and professionals.

Search for a research opportunity below by browsing key research opportunities in each of the Cabot Institute's vibrant research communities: Environmental ChangeLow Carbon EnergyCity FuturesFood SecurityNatural Hazard and Disaster Risk, and Water.

Want to undertake research in a different area? We welcome approaches from individuals with their own research ideas, and can help you find a relevant supervisor in that area of expertise. Contact our Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Joanne Norris, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss your ambitions in more detail. 


MScR in Global Environmental Challenges