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

If you're a new or continuing student, find out more about how we are delivering teaching and learning in the School for the academic year 2021-22.  Visit: Teaching and learning 2021-22

Support for managed hotel quarantine costs

We are delighted to announce that the University will provide support for quarantine costs of up to £1,750 for students resident in countries on the UKVI red list. This package of financial support is available for both new and continuing students joining us for the 2021-22 academic year.  Visit: Hardship funding

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Professor Wood is among 51 distinguished scientists recently announced for the prestigious fellowship in recognition of their exceptional contributions to science.

The Fellowship is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth.

Find out more:

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The recent United Nations IPCC reports are the most sobering assessments ever on the climate crisis.

The first instalment was released in August last year and made news headlines around the world.

We are among the world's leading researchers who made vital contributions to the reports. And we're keen to highlight some of the significant insights with you.

Here's what you need to know...

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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