Taught course

Environmental Science, Technology & Society (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. Candidates should have a prior degree in science, engineering, social science or humanities.

Months of entry


Course content

Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, projects, field classes, group work and virtual learning environments. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students on related environmental programmes.

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.

Core courses
Environment, technology and society
Environmental politics and society
Environmental ethics and behavioural change.
One or both of Environmental communication and Environmental history.
You will also complete a dissertation.

Optional courses
You will choose up to two from:

  • Sustainable energy technologies
  • Climate, carbon and change
  • Climate change: impacts on ecology
  • Theory and principles of sustainability
  • Writing the environment: old and new world romanticisms
  • Reading the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing.

Other optional courses are available.

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

Prof Sean Johnston