Postgraduate taught degrees

Environmental Management MSc

This exciting new international programme is taken over two years of full-time study and is based at the Joint Graduate School at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. It draws on the expertise in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow and the College of Environmental Science and Engineering at Nankai University to provide a unique programme in Environmental Management in one of China`s largest and most vibrant cities. Please click here for further details about this programme.


Women in Geomatics

Most science, technology and engineering disciplines have been and to some extent still are male dominated. At GES, women are increasingly prominent in our Geomatics programmes and increasing female participation at postgraduate level is a key part of our Athena SWANaction plan. Over the last five years, 2012 – 2016, the average percentage of female students undertaking our Geomatics programmes is 33% (ranging between 24% (2014-15) and 38% (2016-17)). Female students in our Geomatics and Management programme have made up at least 50% of the class since it started in 2013 and female students in our Geoinformation Technology & Cartography programme exceeded 50% this year (2016-17) for the first time since 2010. The staff teaching Geomatics has included women for over 35 years and for a brief period recently (2014-15) women academics outnumbered men.

Writing Advice for Current Students

The University of Glasgow has a Royal Literary Fund PGT Writing Adviser, Katie Grant, who can provide one-to-one writing advice for all PGT students across the university.

Funding available

MRes in Human Geography Funding

The School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) offet three scholarships to outstanding applicants, as follows:

Three individual GES “tuition fees-paid” scholarships (each equivalent to £6800) to be awarded for 2016-17, competitively on the basis of undergraduate degree performance, and references supplied. Eligibility extends to UK and EU applicants.To be considered for a GES “tuition fees-paid” scholarship, applicants are required to submit a standard application for postgraduate study at the University of Glasgow, by Friday 24th June 2016. Full application instructions appear below.

Information on University of Glasgow Postgraduate Tuition Fees can be accessed here

Applications for study on the MRes in Human Geography degree in 2016-17 close on the following dates:

  • International applications – Friday 24th July 2016
  • UK and EU applications - Monday 26th September 2016

Full application instructions can be accessed here