Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
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 here will put you in an exceptional position to help make that future better. Spanning the entire spectrum of the geosciences field, we offer opportunities that are increasingly interdisciplinary and international in focus.
We are the largest geoscience research group in the UK, with around 400 academics and researchers. The quality of our research is second to none: we were ranked top in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We were also identified as having the greatest concentration of ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ researchers in the UK. We offer dedicated expertise across our core teaching areas of ecology, environmental sciences, geography, geology, geophysics, meteorology and oceanography.
Back to results
University of Edinburgh
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
Our objective is to understand and predict Global Environmental Change. We study how ice, oceans, atmosphere, land surface and biosphere have interacted in the past, we probe their current processes, and we develop predictions of their future dynamics. Read more
Based upon our highly successful on-campus MSc Carbon Management, this online programme utilises a blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and discussions to explore the economics and policy of climate change management. Read more
Are you ready to confront the challenges of global climate change? The MSc in Carbon Management is an interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the response to the challenge of climate change and decarbonising the economy. Read more
Are you ready to confront the challenges of global climate change? Carbon management is now at the heart of tackling climate change, and has rapidly become a central part of the global business environment. Read more
Based upon our highly successful on-campus MSc Carbon Management, this online programme utilises a blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and online discussions to explore the science and business responses to climate change. Read more
Combine data, technology and science to find new solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. This unique MSC aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills to use and analyse Earth Observation data in conjunction with Geographical Information Science (GIS). Read more
The world’s resources are finite. How can we apply economic principals to make sustainability work for a growing population? The MSC in Ecological Economics prepares you to contribute to solving sustainability problems by focusing on the intersection between the environment, the economy, and economic decision-making. Read more
The world is facing an ‘energy trilemma’. How do we achieve energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability? Often invisible and intangible, energy drives the availability and affordability of all material resources. Read more
Your career in a lower carbon future starts here. The MSc in GeoEnergy enables you to pursue a geosciences-related career in the future energy sector, as it transitions from fossil fuels to enable a low carbon economy. Read more
Uncover hidden sites and find new insights into ancient history. As technology ever evolves, so does our approach to understanding history. Read more
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.