Environmental Science, Technology & Society

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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Lugar Glasgow (Escocia)
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  • Glasgow (Escocia)

This Masters in Environmental Science, Technology & Society examines the social, political and cultural implications of environmental science and technology. You will learn to assess scientific and technological innovations as potential solutions to environmental issues. The unique interdisciplinary approach gives you a social science perspective on contemporary environmental issues.


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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Candidates should have a prior degree in science, engineering, social science or humanities


  • This is the first UK degree addressing the wider social and political dimensions behind our scientific and technological choices concerning the environment.
  • Teaching is closely linked with the Solway Centre for Environment & Culture, a research centre providing opportunity for further research and collaboration.
  • Our programme has an applied focus and we work closely with the Crichton Carbon Centre, delivery partners for some of our courses.
  • The degree features a programme of guest speakers from relevant fields.
  • The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of the UK's foremost pockets of expertise in interdisciplinary environmental teaching and research. Accompanying postgraduate programmes include MSc Applied Carbon Management and MPhil Environment, Culture and Communication.
  • Dumfries & Galloway, in south west Scotland, is an ideal location for environmental study and research. The campus is ideally situated in proximity to a natural living laboratory, relevant non-governmental organisations, renewable energy companies and a range of partnership organisations.
  • This programme trains professionals, decision-makers and students in the social implications of environmental issues, particularly in relation to technologies as potential solutions. .
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time.
Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, projects, field classes, group work and virtual learning environments. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students on related environmental programmes.
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies specialises in small group teaching. We recognise that this is important at postgraduate level, and it means you will build a good relationship with academic staff. Your contributions will be valued and you will receive a high level of individual support.

Core courses
  • Environment, technology and society
  • Environmental politics and society
  • Environmental ethics and behavioural change.
  • One or both of Environmental communication and Environmental history.
You will also complete a dissertation.

Optional coursesYou will choose up to two from
  • Sustainable energy technologies
  • Climate, carbon and change
  • Climate change: impacts on ecology
  • Theory and principles of sustainability
  • Writing the environment: old and new world romanticisms
  • Reading the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing.
Other optional courses are available.

Career prospectsAs a graduate you will be able to pursue careers such as technology assessment, carbon management and policy making and analysis with government agencies, environmental consultancies and private companies.
You will have excellent employment prospects in these and other highly interesting and rewarding roles, as well as opportunities to progress to doctoral study.
You will be well prepared for an academic career in this field.

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