Environmental Science and Geography MA (Hons)

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Study both social and physical sciences and address some of the big challenges facing our planet

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Analyse and understand major challenges facing the world, and develop creative skills in problem solving, presentation, and communication.

The MA version of this course also allows you to study modules from other subjects such as History, English, Philosophy, and Politics.

You will focus on topical and relevant issues such as climate change, pollution of land and water and the management of natural resources.

In Environmental Science, you will gain the knowledge and skills to help build a cleaner future and address the large-scale challenges facing human existence on earth.

In Geography you will study both social and physical sciences across three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.

You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips, and to work with partner organisations to help them solve problems that they are currently facing.

Our course covers areas including:

  • hydrology
  • remote sensing
  • geology
  • geomorphology
  • oceanography and physics
  • environmental planning and management
  • life sciences including chemistry and biology

Laboratories, field equipment, and specialist software like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and R-statistics will support your learning.

The student-led Geography and Environmental Society also has a programme of activities to help you become part of our community.

Female geography student
“The lecturers are amazing. They are extremely helpful and they get to know everyone in the class. I have been on field trips to Iceland and Aviemore which were exceptional chances to learn from the expertise of the lecturers in the field.”

Natasha Jane Lee, Geography student

Professional accreditation

The accreditation logo for the Royal Geographical Society

This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

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