The University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Environmental Sustainability is located in south-west Scotland with a close-knit community of students from across the UK and around the world. Combining idyllic surroundings with academic excellence from one of the world’s top universities, Dumfries Campus is the perfect setting to give you an incredible student experience.
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 Social & Environmental Sustainability provides the opportunity for students to learn from experts across a variety of different subjects to develop an understanding of how to address real world problems.
Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Glasgow is committed to contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our postgraduate programmes will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to make a meaningful impact on our global society. As part of our postgraduate community, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the most pressing global challenges facing humanity and the natural world.
Postgraduate taught degrees
Our masters programmes are professionally oriented and include practical experience as well as a solid academic background.
Ecology and Environmental Monitoring, MSc
End of Life Studies, MSc (Online Distance Learning)
Enhanced Practice in Education, MSc
Environment, Culture & Communication, MLitt
Language and Literacy Education, MSc
Management & Sustainable Tourism, MSc
PGDE (Secondary STEM Subjects)
Sustainable Tourism & Global Challenges, MSc
Tourism Development & Culture, MSc (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree)
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 sustainability and land management
Marine and freshwater pollution
Hydrological modelling and forecasting
Leadership and professional practice
Literacies and language
Scottish history and Scottish studies
Folk belief and popular culture
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 social and study space for all postgraduate students.
Check out our student video which gives you an overview on what it’s like to study at our Dumfries campus!
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.