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Opportunities for a better future

A sustainable future starts here

The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. We’re 20th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, and graduates from our programmes are highly sought after.

The School of GeoSciences

Join one of the largest and most successful groupings of geoscientists and geographers in the UK, as we address the most compelling issues of our time.

Increasing wealth, global population and urbanisation is resulting in unprecedented rates of climate and environmental change. This poses formidable challenges for both biodiversity and humanity. At the School of GeoSciences, you will be uniquely placed to explore and tackle these issues through our range of MSc programmes, which span a wide range of natural and social sciences.

Through our programmes, you can seek to understand the interconnected processes that shape our planet, share your understanding with others and strive to help humanity find a path for a sustainable future in a changing world.

Our programmes are strengthened through collaboration with a range of internal and external partners including the University’s other schools, such as the Business School, the School of History, Classics & Archaeology and the School of Social & Political Science, and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). We work closely with industry to find practical answers to tomorrows problems. We are privileged to host lectures by representatives from government, business and civil society, who contribute to our programmes, courses and dissertation supervision, providing you with the skills and contacts needed to fulfil your ambitions.

Why Edinburgh?

  • You’ll be studying within a world-renowned university founded in 1583 and ranked 20th in the world.
  • 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.
  • We are one of the largest groupings of geoscientists and geographers in the UK, and the quality of our research is among the best.
  • 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).

Online Distance Learning:

Our online learning environment offers you a flexible way to study a postgraduate programme whilst maintaining your professional and personal commitments. Our dedication to a supportive online community enables you to have the ‘Edinburgh experience’ wherever you are in the world.

Apply now to join us in September 2020

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

Opportunities for a better future


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