Rutherford McCowan Building in Dumfries

We offer a variety of Postgraduate Taught and Research opportunities

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

We offer a variety of Postgraduate Taught programmes; taught at the School of Social & Environmental Sustainability Dumfries Campus, the Gilmorehill Campus, and at our world-class consortium partners.

Our Postgraduate Programmes


MSc Tourism Development & Culture (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master)

This two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) explores contemporary theoretical and practical issues in tourism development, with a cultural focus, providing critical analytical skills. Mobility periods will give you the opportunity to study at the University of Glasgow and its world-class consortium partners.


MSc Management & Sustainable Tourism

This Masters will provide you with an understanding of the contemporary issues impacting on the tourism industry and will explore the cultural, environmental and sustainability dimensions of rural and urban tourism. By the end, you will have the managerial and service-related knowledge to develop culturally, environmentally and sustainably aware destinations. You will learn in both an urban and rural setting at the Gilmorehill Campus in the West End of Glasgow and our beautiful Dumfries campus in the South West of Scotland.


MSc Sustainable Tourism & Global Challenges

This programme will give you a strong understanding of sustainable tourism. You will develop an awareness of the cultural and environmental issues influenced by tourism and be able to apply critical and practical solutions. You will evaluate sustainable tourism as a response to local and global challenges experienced within and beyond the tourism industry, and discover policies and practices for the management of sustainable tourism and how these can be used to address environmental and cultural issues. You will be based at a world leading university, located within the Dumfries and Galloway region, an area notable for its natural and cultural resources, including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, among many other sites of relevance to sustainable tourism.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

We would particularly welcome applicants with an interest in taking postgraduate research degrees (PhD) in our four priority research themes:

  • Tourism as engine for sustainable development
  • Sustainable Cultural Tourism and Heritage
  • The Geography and History of Tourism
  • Smart cities, decision support systems and the future of tourism