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Masters degrees in Soil Science offer advanced study of the properties of soils, the processes involved in their formation, and their distribution.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science or Geology.
Courses in this field are often interdisciplinary in approach, combining theory and methodology from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, Planning and Law.
You may investigate a range of processes and issues associated with land use, such as soil pollution, environmental sustainability and regulations for changing environments. This may also include investigation of the production of organic matter, and analysis of microbial ecology.
An understanding of soil is essential across a range of sectors. From food security and production in agricultural practise, to urban planning and landscape design, we are better equipped to manage the growing needs of the population through research in this field.
Careers may include roles in the use of land such as farming and planning, or environmental impact assessment, legislation and consultancy across different sectors.
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The Master’s degree provides advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems located in warm-temperate environments at a global level. Read more
The Soil Science MSc at Aberdeen provides core expertise in soil and environmental science, taught by international leaders who were ranked number 1 in the UK for research excellence (REF2014) in agricultural science. Read more
Environmental Science is a highly interdisciplinary topic that requires scientists to develop and possess an in-depth understanding of issues and topics ranging from pollution to ecological interactions and biological responses of species. Read more
The Master of Physical Land Resources has two specializations. Soil Science (organized by the Universiteit Gent) and Land Resources Engineering (organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel). Read more
Effectively managing human interactions with the environment requires a thorough understanding of the interrelationships between land, water, air, biota and people. Read more
Effectively managing human interactions with the environment requires a thorough understanding of the inter-relationships between land, water, air, biota and people. Read more
If you are interested in working for government agencies and regulators, environmental consultancies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) then the Environmental Management programme at Aberdeen is right for you. Read more
How will we feed nine billion people by 2050? It’s a challenge with complex solutions. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that £1.2bn is lost annually to the value of our soils due to mismanagement. Read more
Our MSc Environmental Pollution will give you a thorough understanding of the principles of environmental science and develop skills applicable to a career in environmental consultancy, contaminated land and waste management. Read more