School of GeoSciences

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the community are our highest priority.  For the latest information and advice for students, staff and prospective students visit:  University COVID-19 updates

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We are delighted to host the exciting new programme ‘Ocean Voices’, which aims to better engage coastal communities in ocean conservation efforts.

This initiative is in partnership between the University of Edinburgh and leading philanthropist organisation, the Nippon Foundation.  It will promote more sustainable management of the oceans by delivering training, building partnerships, and supporting interdisciplinary research.

In addition, the United Nations has endorsed the Ocean Voices programme as part of their Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), which acts as a global framework for improving ocean conditions and encouraging sustainable development.

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Jurassic World Dominion propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

Professor Steve Brusatte –one of the leading palaeontologists of his generation was chief science advisor for the film.  Now, some 30 years after Jurassic Park first wowed audiences, Steve is helping to bring dinosaurs to life all over again for a new generation.

And this time?  Feathers are kind of a big deal!

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Making a difference starts here, with our diverse undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes.

Our interdisciplinary degrees span the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, providing you with unique opportunities to explore and tackle global challenges.

Open your mind to your options and find a degree that’s perfectly suited to your interests and career aspirations. 

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As one of the largest and most successful groupings of geographers, Earth and environmental scientists in the UK, we tackle the most environmental and social challenges of our times. 

We have pioneered research on the human contribution to climate change which helped underpin the UN Paris Agreement, and the Scottish Government used our work in public health data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's just the start...

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We have a range of events for our staff and students.

We also host public lectures, events and information sessions open to the general public.

Find out what's on