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College of Science & Engineering: School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Earth futures: Environments, communities, relationships [MSc]
Environmental futures: sustainable systems [MSc]
Geoinformation Technology and Cartography [MSc]
Land and Hydrographic Surveying [MSc]
Sustainable Water Environments [MSc]

Our Program

Join Geographical & Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow and be part of the solution to the burning issues we face around the world today.

Why study at Glasgow?

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. We are one of the top 100 of the world's universities, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

The University welcomes around 29,000 students from more than 140 countries worldwide, and has a global community of over 219,000 alumni. We are located in one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out, 2019) and have been voted the world's friendliest city (Rough Guides, 2021). 

Geography & Earth Sciences at Glasgow

The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences at Glasgow is a vibrant hub of activity with connections across the globe. We are ranked in the World Top 100 for Geography (QS World University Rankings 2022) and 7th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Science (Complete University Guide 2023).

Our excellence in research-led teaching is the hallmark of all our geography and earth science programmes. We offer a variety of master’s programmes:

Earth Futures: Environments, Communities, Relationships [MSc]

Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems [MSc]

Geoinformation Technology & Cartography [MSc/PgDip/PgCert]

Geomatics & Management [MSc]

Geospatial & Mapping Sciences [MSc/PgDip/PgCert]

Human Geography: Spaces, Politics, Ecologies [MRes]

Land & Hydrographic Surveying [MSc/PgDip/PgCert]

Land & Hydrographic Surveying with Work Placement [MSc]

Sustainable Water Environments [MSc]

Research within the School tackles some of the world's most pressing issues, from increasingly toxic oceans to the spread of infectious disease, and advances our understanding of how to deal with these, from political activism to experimenting with how we narrate our own and others' place in the world.

Join us at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences and be part of the solution to the burning issues we face around the world today.

Tackle the climate crisis. Clean up our oceans. Investigate inequality. Discover how our world works.

Be a future world changer.



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Application Deadline

Please see the programme web pages for applications deadlines.