MSc in Earth Futures: Environments, Communities, Relationships
University of Glasgow - College of Science & Engineering
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The Masters in Earth Futures is an interdisciplinary programme that bridges knowledge across the social and physical sciences. It aims to equip students with the expertise, experience and skills to tackle the environmental and societal challenges of sustainable development in the Anthropocene. Through a compulsory placement module, students will develop practical experience in working in social and environmental governance, activist and community sectors. This will be supported by research-led teaching covering key global challenges and ethical imperatives in sustainable community and environmental development.
Why this Programme
- Our School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is ranked in the top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022).
- Our Human Geographers are 1st in the UK for research publications and 1st in the UK overall for internationally excellent and world-leading research (REF2014).
- This programme offers a compulsory work placement that will expose you to scenarios where you must understand and communicate complex information, deal with change, handle relationships, manage projects, and work with vulnerable communities – providing a thorough grounding and springboard into a professional career.
- Glasgow is the base for a number of internationally and nationally significant NGOs and development charities, such as Oxfam, British Red Cross, Scottish Refugee Council, RSPB, Friends of the Earth and WaterAid, and a wide range of grassroots community initiatives.
- A specifically designed, truly interdisciplinary programme led by world-leading physical and social scientists within the School is designed to address the complex challenges highlighted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- A curriculum that encompasses key global challenges and ethical imperatives in sustainable community and environmental development, designed to foster critical thinking and prepare students to forge new spaces, impacts and modes of communities that are less stressed and more caring.
- A series of carefully designed, well-paced, innovative continuous assessments, including writing professional reports, guided statistical modelling, vlogs and a funded, student-led conference to publicly showcase your work and develop your ability to manage budgets, organise events and communicate effectively.
- The programme will provide access to the +3 pathway for PhD studies supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
- The School has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.