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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The MSc in Environmental Science draws on expertise in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow. They represent a leading centre of expertise in environmental teaching and research. They work on issues dealing with the natural and urban environment including policies and practices for environmental management.

The MSc in Environmental Science aims to produce graduates who

  • have a strong understanding of the environment and how it changes
  • have an awareness of economic and policy issues affecting the environment
  • are able to apply practical and technical solutions to assist in the management of the environment, environmental risk and environmental change.

You will develop a firm understanding of the environment – and how human and physical processes affect it.

You will be introduced to policies and practices for environmental science, as they are applied in a range of environments and at different scales. You will develop skills in processing and presenting environmental information to inform and enhance environmental management.

You will gain an enhanced appreciation of the importance of research and reflection as a route to successful environmental management.

Graduate attributes

This degree programme equips you for a wide range of opportunities by providing the knowledge and understanding to:

  • Critically assess the influence of physical processes and the impact of human decision making on the environment
  • Evaluate theories of environmental management
  • Discuss theories of climate change, how this will affect different environments
  • Compare and contrast environmental management policies in different regions and at different scales
  • Develop strategies for behavioural change to improve management of the environment
  • Explain the need to develop policies to manage the environment at different scales
  • Create plans to react to and manage environmental change
  • Explain how GIS and Remote Sensing contribute to the management of environmental data and can contribute to environmental management.

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • 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

    5th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    195 93%

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    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    41st

    22

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