Why this programme
- The Sustainable Water Environments programme of the University of Glasgow is designed to enable you to develop an in-depth and critical understanding of contemporary global issues in surface water environments including climate and land use change, flood risk, restoration, ecosystem health, and associated management perspectives.
- The programme is ideal for you if you are keen to pursue a professional career or research in the water environment.
- Our School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide 2020).
- Research in the Earth Systems Research Group and SUERC was ranked 1st in Scotland for world-leading publications and research environment in REF2014.
- Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings 2019).
- This programme equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective on different surface water environments.
- Seminars given by industry feature throughout the programme.
- MSc project options are either in collaboration with industry, or academic researchers in the School’s Earth Systems Research Group or the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).
- The School owns specialist laboratory and field equipment. Students with interests in surveying water environments will benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment and software including RTK GNSS. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial laser scanners.
- You will attend a residential semester 1 field class integrated into the 'monitoring water systems' course.
- The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
You will be well equipped for a variety of industrial career paths in the environmental sector, including roles that specifically focus on the surface water environment. In the UK, these roles may be with government agencies (e.g. Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Agency) or industry (e.g. environmental consultancies such as JBA, AECOM, ARUP, RoyalHaskoningDHV, Jacobs, cbec). Equivalent opportunities are available internationally. You will also be well qualified to pursue a doctoral degree.
Example employment positions for graduates from this programme include coastal-, fluvial- or hydrogeomorphologist, coastal, marine, lake, fluvial or freshwater scientist, Geographic Information.
Systems (GIS) officer/geospatial analyst, marine or coastal systems modeller, environmental analyst/ officer/ consultant, flood risk modeller/policy advisor, reinsurance/insurance flood hazard analyst, Hydrologist and Coastal- or fluvial-geomorphology restoration specialist.
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- Ecology and Restoration of Water Environments
- Statistics for Environmental Analysis
- Environmental Statistics
- Modelling Water Environments
- Monitoring Water Environments
- Managing Sustainable Water Environments: Policy and Practice
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Sustainable Development Environmental Sciences View 291 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
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- Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject e.g. Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biological Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Computing Science.
- 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)
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International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part-time fee: £1,217 per 20 credits
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.