MRes course structure
Term 3 and summer
This residential course takes place two weeks before Term 1 at the Reading campus, to encourage cohort building through group activities, including an intensive background course on atmosphere and ocean physics, mathematics refresher classes and a series of computer labs leading to student presentations.
This is a day-long weekly meeting for all of the first year students in term time, alternating between Reading and Imperial. The CDT seminar takes place on this day will plenty of opportunity for discussions. Further, there are tutorials on problems arising from the material of the core courses, often with an applications focus. In addition, transferable skills training in collaboration with our Graduate Schools are included on these days.
During their MRes year, students undertake a research project, supervised by MPECDT staff. Students are attend a Sandpit meeting where potential supervisors showcase their research. Projects are then designed collaboratively between students and supervisors allowing the students to give the projects the directions they want. Projects formally commence at the end of the first term.