Geoworld Spotlight

PhD Studies at GeoSciences | GeoSciences: PhD programmes
James Hutton

An illustrious past, an exciting future

While we draw on a rich heritage (James Hutton, the father of modern Geology was an Edinburgh alumnus), we do not rest on our laurels.

The School of GeoSciences is at the forefront of new developments and thought leadership.

Research in Iceland

Talented staff

We have a large and experienced team of many prominent academics. Two of them were lead authors of the Nobel Prize-winning, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 4th Assessment Report. We also boast a double winner of the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier Prize and the world’s first Prof of Carbon Capture & Storage.

Two scientists in the lab

Links with industry

We work closely with industry, through Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the University’s commercialisation office, to find practical answers to tomorrow’s problems. Committed to forging industry relationships, many of our degree programmes offer the chance to collaborate with external bodies through dissertation and project work.

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Applications are still being accepted with full funding available

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