University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems MSc (Taught)

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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. 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 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Modes of delivery of the Environmental Futures MSc include seminars, lectures, tutorials, field work, work placements, independent projects, computer lab work, team work and UK field trips. Core Modules GLOBAL CHALLENGES EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES WORK PLACEMENT EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES MSC PROJECT ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR GES PGT Optional Modules RESEARCH DESIGN,ETHICS AND IMPACT PRINCIPLES OF GIS MONITORING WATER ENVIRONMENTS MANAGING SUSTAINABLE WATER ENVIRONMENTS: POLICY AND PRACTICE ECOLOGY AND RESTORATION OF WATER ENVIRONMENTS INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MODELLING WATER ENVIRONMENTS TOPOGRAPHIC MODELLING AND LANDSCAPE MONITORING CLIMATES: PAST AND FUTURE GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES MINERALS, METALS AND MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES BASIN RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURES RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 4 EARTH FUTURES: THINKING AND PLANNING FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE 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-pronged programme approach, students can tailor their learning direction to gain knowledge, skills and experience to be well qualified for positions in: Environmental management, protection and restoration Environmental governance and planning Academia International non-governmental organisations

Entry requirements

A First or upper second class Honours degree in a relevant environmental or geographical discipline.

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Environmental Futures: Sustainable Systems MSc at University of Glasgow - UCAS