University of Glasgow: School of Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Glasgow
School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Dumfries Campus


The University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies  is located in south-west Scotland with a close-knit community of students from the UK and around the world. By choosing to study at Dumfries Campus, you will benefit from the academic excellence of one of the world’s top universities in a progressive, rural campus environment.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

Postgraduate taught degrees
Our masters programmes are professionally oriented and include practical experience as well as a solid academic background.

  • End of Life Studies, MSc (Online Distance Learning)
  • Enhanced Practice in Education, MSc
  • Environment, Culture & Communication, MLitt
  • Management & Sustainable Tourism, MSc
  • Tourism Development & Culture, MSc (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree)
  • Tourism, Heritage & Development, MSc
  • Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability, MSc

Postgraduate research opportunities
The School supports a growing community of research students (MPhil and PhD) in Dumfries and further afield. Our team of research-led academic staff supports and supervises a wide range of interdisciplinary research areas.

  • Tourism and heritage
  • Hospice, palliative and end-of-life care
  • Public health, wellbeing and ageing
  • Social policy and the third sector
  • Environmental humanities
  • Environmental sustainability and land management
  • Marine and freshwater pollution
  • Hydrological modelling and forecasting
  • Education studies
  • Leadership and professional practice
  • Literacies and language
  • Political philosophy
  • Scottish history and Scottish studies
  • Folk belief and popular culture

Student experience
Friendly residences and small class sizes will help you to get to know students and staff from all disciplines. Our dedicated postgraduate hub on campus in Maxwell House provides office, social and study space for all postgraduate students.

The  Dumfries campus is set in 85 acres of leafy parkland with stunning views to the Solway estuary and hills, proximity to hiking and cycling trails, rivers and lochs, and a walk or short bus ride to the historic town centre. With excellent transport links, the rest of the United Kingdom is within easy reach; Glasgow and Edinburgh are just under two hours away, while Carlisle is under an hour.

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