12 months
23950 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Futures - Sustainable Systems programme of the University of Glasgow provides multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise on the complex and challenging geophysical and environmental issues facing communities across the globe.

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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 Environmental Futures - Sustainable Systems programme of the University of Glasgow 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.

Why this programme

  • 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

Career prospects

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Challenges
  • Research design, ethics and impact
  • Principles of GIS
  • Monitoring Water Environments
  • Managing Sustainable Water Environments: Policy and Practice 
  • Ecology and Restoration of Water Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A First or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant environmental or geographical discipline
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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