MRes in Human Geography Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that for the academic session 2017-2018, we will be able to offer 5 fees-only Scholarships for students wishing to take the MRes in Human Geography. We are not able to cover the full fee, unfortunately, or to provide a stipend to cover living expenses.  There are 2 options here:

(1) 3 x £5,000 Scholarships - where GES will pay £5,000 towards your fees (which this year are £7,250 in total, and hence GES is agreeing to pay a substantial proportion of that amount);


(2) 2 x £5,000 Scholarships - on the same basis as (1) above - but with the added specification that these two awards are for students who commit to focussing their MRes dissertation work on the theme of 'Stressed Environments and Communities' (taking seriously both natural landscapes and socio-cultural processes). This is a particular emerging research theme of the Human Geography Research Group in GES, linking across to the Earth Systems Research Group (ESRG): see information about this theme here

To clarify, that means we are offering an unprecedented 5 Part-Fees-Paid Scholarships to support students on the MRes.  The awarding of these Scholarships will be competitive, based chiefly upon student performance in undergraduate degree programmes, and hence we will not be able to make decisions until late-June 2017 when we gain full information about student degree performance.

If you wish to be considered for (1), one of the basic 3 x £5,000 Scholarships, then you simply make the normal application through the University of Glasgow Taught Postgraduate online application system, with no additional documentation required.  If you wish to be considered for (2), one of the 2 x £5,000 Scholarships, then in addition to the standard online application (which you may already have submitted) you also need to submit (electronically) a three page MRes dissertation proposal on a form designed for this purpose to Professors Chris Philo and Deborah Dixon ( and by Monday, 5th June, 2017. You are welcome to discuss your ideas for a proposal in advance with a member of the Human Geography Research Group.  For these awards, while quality of degree performance will be paramount, we will nonetheless also factor in our evaluation of your proposal and its fit with our SEC theme.

More generally, if you wish to find out more about the MRes in Human Geography, please contact Professor Chris Philo (

Geography and Earth Science both ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017, Guardian University Guide 2016)

Geography ranked 28th in the World (QS World University rankings by subject 2016)

Human Geography ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research, and 1st in UK for published work (REF 2014)

Earth Systems Research Group rated as 1st in Scotland for both its world-leading publications and research environment (REF 2014)