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.

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 (