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Environmental Sustainability PhD

Environmental Sustainability PhD

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Full time | Dumfries Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Sustainability Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Based at Dumfries Campus, our staff are experts in many areas of environmental sustainability, including sustainable tourism, environmental risk, community resilience, hydrology and environmental stewardship.

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).


Areas of specialism include:

  • Sustainable tourism and ecotourism
  • Peatlands management
  • Climate change adaption
  • Coastal systems
  • Hydro-meteorological hazards
  • Land management.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in politics.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more