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School of GeoSciences


University of Edinburgh

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The University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await…

The University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

Our pioneering research proved human-caused greenhouse gasses are warming our planet and underpinned the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The Scottish Government used our work in public health data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And that's just the start...

Come together with extraordinary minds

As a world-leading university, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges.

Our staff and students contribute to a thriving community whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world. We have more than 400 years of excellence behind us. Working together, we can make the next 400 years even better.

Our interdisciplinary Master's programmes span the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, providing you with unique opportunities to explore and tackle global challenges.

You will learn from world-leading academics, conducting ground-breaking research that directly informs the teaching you receive as they share their discoveries with you.

We are ranked in the UK's top 10 universities and the world's top 100 universities for the employability of our graduates*. We also have a dedicated Careers Service to help you.

You'll also be living in Scotland's vibrant and historic capital city, regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. A stimulating place to study, Edinburgh is an irresistible blend of history, natural beauty and modern city life.

So, no matter where you are right now; whatever your background, gender, creed, or passions; whatever makes you ‘you’; if you think the future is a place of infinite, positive, possibility - join us!

Today’s global challenges need extraordinary solutions

Our University is playing a vital role in the climate crisis.

We are one of the largest and most successful groups of researchers delivering crucial work on the science of climate change, its impacts and risks, and options for adaption and mitigation.

Many of our researchers are pioneers in their field, with their work underpinning some of the most important international policy decisions in history.

Making a difference starts here. Are you ready?

An extraordinary reputation

The University of Edinburgh is:

  • 22nd in the world university rankings
  • 4th in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability
  • Ranked in the UK’s top 10 universities for the employability of our graduates.

The city of Edinburgh is also ranked 2nd best student city in the UK, and 10th best student city in the world.

* (QS World University Rankings 2024, QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023, QS Best Student Cities 2023, Times Higher Education - Overall Ranking of Institutions and Global Employability University Ranking 2022)

What’s next?

Whatever success looks like to you… you can achieve the extraordinary. Explore your options and find a degree that's perfectly suited to your interests and career aspirations.

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