Taught Masters Programmes
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.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Days: 9-13 November
A great way to find out about life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our students and staff.
Join our interactive online sessions and discover more about postgraduate study at Masters, Masters by Research or PhD level. Our academics, current students and staff will be happy to answer your questions about our degrees and the support we provide you during your studies in Edinburgh. Book your place now!
Our world is facing many significant and complex challenges
Rising inequality and the mass displacement of people, urbanisation, unprecedented rates of climate and environmental change and associated extreme events, and finite natural resources all pose formidable challenges for our future.
At the School of Geosciences, you will be in an exceptional position to help make that future better. Through our world-leading research, teaching, innovation and impact, we strive to solve real-world problems of local, national and international relevance.
Taught by world-leading experts, our postgraduate programmes span a wide range of natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Most of our programmes are interdisciplinary, equipping you with a unique understanding of key global and social issues.
More organisations and governments are working towards sustainability and social responsibility, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You can become part of this change, and enhance your career with an innovative MSc degree with global relevance and impact.
As a world-leading University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. We have more than 400 years of excellence behind us. Working together, we can make the next 400 years even better.
Postgraduate Taught Programmes
- Carbon Management MSc
- Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management MSc
- Ecological Economics MSc
- Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc
- Environment and Development MSc
- Environment, Culture and Society MSc
- Environmental Protection and Management MSc
- Environmental Sustainability MSc
- Food Security MSc
- GeoEnergy MSc
- Geographical Information Science MSc
- Applied Environmental Hydrogeology - NEW programme, information to be announced shortly.
- Marine Systems and Policies MSc
- Soils and Sustainability MSc
We also have online learning options. Study part-time and 100% online, from anywhere in the world.
As a School of GeoSciences graduate you will have excellent academic and career prospects.
Our innovative programmes are taught by world-leading experts, and we have excellent relationships with a variety of key individuals and organisations. Through our networks, we help you gain access to potential employers as well as opportunities to collaborate on dissertation projects that provide valuable real-world experience.
Our Careers Service also plays an essential part in your wider student experience at the University, offering a range of tailored careers and personal development guidance and support. We support you to recognise the wealth of possibilities ahead, while at university and after graduation, helping you explore new avenues, tap into your talents and build your employability with confidence and enthusiasm.
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