University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Environment, Culture and Communication (Dumfries Campus) (Taught)

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Course summary

This programme explores the relationships we hold with our ‘wild’ environments, and how these evolved. You will develop a knowledge of environmental debates from both cultural and scientific perspectives, and learn to communicate environmental issues using a variety of tools and strategies. It is suitable for students with or without a specialism in literary or environmental studies. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This interdisciplinary programme focuses on the emergent field of Ecocriticism and the wider Environmental Humanities, and aims to enable students to understand environmental issues from multiple perspectives.
  • The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the UK’s foremost pockets of expertise in interdisciplinary environmental teaching and research.
  • The programme connects its activities to the wider environment in applied ways through fieldtrips to varied locations, including the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Reserve, the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and the Lake District National Park. Dumfries & Galloway is also home to the world-class Crawick Multiverse, designed by the internationally renowned land artist Charles Jencks.
  • Dumfries & Galloway, in south west Scotland, is an ideal location for environmental study and research. The unspoilt beaches, hills and forests provide a stunning and diverse outdoor classroom, while the region’s thriving artistic community, which specialises in environmental art, is a source of inspiration.
  • The degree features a programme of guest speakers from relevant fields and publications.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take three core and three optional courses. There is a choice of project work: you can choose to engage with a particular contemporary environmental issue or case study, or to undertake a personal interaction with the features of a particular location, examining notions of place creatively. You will also undertake a dissertation, through which you can develop and demonstrate independent research skills or a work placement where you will undertake research in a relevant organisation or company. Core Courses ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION* ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY* READING THE ENVIRONMENT: OLD AND NEW WORLD ROMANTICISMS WRITING THE ENVIRONMENT: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NATURE WRITING *You must take at least one of these courses. Optional Courses may include: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF ANIMALS ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Course details


How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Environment, Culture and Communication (Dumfries Campus) at University of Glasgow - UCAS