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Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course 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
  • Engage with current sustainability challenges
  • Work collaboratively with local or international partners
  • Learn from leading researchers through a diverse range of teaching modes and environments
  • Develop key applied skills through research-intensive training
  • Demonstrate attainment via innovative assessments


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.

Application deadline

31 August 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 23,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of Glasgow

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  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 71 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    182 91%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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