About us

As Head of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES), I would like to welcome you to the University of Glasgow. Whether you intend to apply for one of our undergraduate degrees, a Masters course, a PhD scholarship, or are interested in research, you will find that GES offers many unique opportunities.

We have three undergraduate degree programmes:

These programmes receive consistently excellent scores in the National Student Survey, and our staff have also won many university awards for teaching. These and other measures demonstrate just how committed we are to teaching, and to ensuring that our students maximise the opportunity to learn, grow and develop while at university.

We offer a series of one-year taught Masters programmes in Geomatics, which include: 

We also have a Masters programme in Sustainable Water Environments and an MRes in Human Geography.

The school’s research is organised into two broad themes that are coordinated by the Human Geography Research Group and the Earth Systems Research Group.

We are delighted that our school has recently received an Athena SWAN Silver award. The Athena SWAN charter aims to support women in scientific studies and careers, and to improve the working environment for all.

Much of the ongoing activity of the students and staff in the school can be found on our Twitter account, so why not follow us and keep up to date with what is happening in GES.

Professor Martin R. Lee

Head, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences