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University of Glasgow: Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

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.

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

Modes of delivery of the Environmental Futures MSc include seminars, lectures, tutorials, field work, work placements, independent projects, computer lab work, team work and UK field trips.

Core Modules

  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES
  • EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES WORK PLACEMENT
  • EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES MSC PROJECT
  • ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR GES PGT

Optional Modules

  • RESEARCH DESIGN,ETHICS AND IMPACT
  • PRINCIPLES OF GIS
  • MONITORING WATER ENVIRONMENTS
  • MANAGING SUSTAINABLE WATER ENVIRONMENTS: POLICY AND PRACTICE
  • ECOLOGY AND RESTORATION OF WATER ENVIRONMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
  • REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT
  • MODELLING WATER ENVIRONMENTS
  • TOPOGRAPHIC MODELLING AND LANDSCAPE MONITORING
  • CLIMATES: PAST AND FUTURE
  • GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
  • MINERALS, METALS AND MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
  • BASIN RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
  • RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 4
  • EARTH FUTURES: THINKING AND PLANNING FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE

This programme is 'challenge-led' and interdisciplinary, equipping students with skills to work across sectors to address environmental issues. Through the diverse subjects offered and the multi-prongued programme approach, students can tailor their learning direction to gain knowledge, skills and experience to be well qualified for positions in:

  • Evironmental management, protection and restoration
  • Environmental governance and planning
  • Academia
  • International non-governmental organisations

MSc

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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