School of GeoSciences

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

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill
View of Edinburgh city and castle from Calton Hill

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.