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The School of GeoSciences

Opportunities for a better future

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 18th in the world (QS global rankings, 2019) and graduates from our programmes are highly sought after.

The School of GeoSciences

At the School of GeoSciences, we examine the interactions between the Earth’s geology, atmosphere, oceans and life, as well as considering our own role and impact on our planet.

The effect of these complex relationships is vitally important to our world’s future, which means the skills and knowledge you will develop as a postgraduate student will put you in an exceptional position to help make that future better.

We are the largest and most successful interdisciplinary grouping of geoscientists and geographers in the UK, with around 400 academic and research staff. You will be uniquely placed to benefit from the latest research and industry practice which our staff will bring to your learning experience.

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and excite you to learn and think about how the Earth works, it’s evolution and how it impacts on the prosperity and wellbeing of humankind.

Why Edinburgh?

  • You’ll be studying within a world-renowned university founded in 1583 and ranked 18th in the world (QS, 2019).
  • Our programmes are designed with employability and further research prospects in mind. You will work closely with fellow students and members of our academic staff to find practical solutions to real world problems throughout your time with us.
  • Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a rich architectural and historical heritage as well as boasting many green spaces and easy access to the Scottish borders and Highlands.
  • Edinburgh is a recognised hub for low carbon businesses and is leading the way in terms of green practises. The School is proud of a close connection with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).

What can you study?

We offer dedicated expertise across our core teaching areas of ecology, environmental sciences, geography, geology, geophysics, meteorology and oceanography.

Many of our programmes involve international field work or the scope to partner with industry and external bodies to carry out valuable research.

Our programmes include:

The School of GeoSciences

Apply now to join us in September 2019

Visit our website to discover more about postgraduate study at the School GeoSciences.



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