Taught course

Environment, Culture & Communication (Dumfries Campus)

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. This programme is suitable for students with or without a specialism in literary or environmental studies.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies specialises in small group teaching. We recognise that this is important at postgraduate level, and it means you will build a good relationship with academic staff. Your contributions will be valued and you will receive a high level of individual support.

Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, discussions, workshops, guest speakers and field study trips. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students on related environmental programmes.

There is a choice of project work: you can choose to engage with a particular contemporary environmental issue or case study, OR to undertake a personal interaction with the features of a particular location, examining notions of place creatively.

The final summative assessment for the course is a 12-15000 word dissertation, through which you can develop and demonstrate independent research skills.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. See http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapplyforataughtdegree/englishlanguagerequirements/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr David Borthwick