Taught course

Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems

University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant environmental or geographical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Environmental Futures (MSc) provides multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise on the complex and challenging geophysical and environmental issues facing communities across the globe. It focuses on the dynamism of the Earth’s surface, atmosphere and hydrosphere, and considers their influence on processes that sustain life at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.

The programme allows students to organise their studies towards key areas of interest including: climate, risk and land use change; developing in-depth and critical understanding of contemporary global issues in crustal and surface interactions; and biogeochemical interactions in organic and inorganic systems. Students will be trained in cutting-edge analytical equipment, computational methods and advanced field techniques. The programme is ideal for those keen to pursue a professional career or research in the study of geophysical and environmental challenges.

  • Evaluate contempory environmental and geophysical issues.
  • Learn from leading researchers through a diverse range of teaching modes and environments.
  • Engage with current sustainability challenges
  • Work collaboratively with local or international partners
  • Develop key applied skills through research-intensive training
  • Demonstrate attainment via innovative assessments

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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