School of GeoSciences


The skills you will gain on this MSc are highly employable.

Many skills that you will gain on this MSc are all in the top 10 'most wanted' skills in the environmental sector, according to the UK's research councils.

These vital skills include Modelling, Multi-Disciplinarity, Data Management, Numeracy, Translating Research, Fieldwork and Risk Management.

Links with employers

Students interact with employers in various environmental fields through guest speakers, site visits, SRUC/University of Edinburgh seminars, dissertation projects, and also through our ‘Environment and Society Practitioner and Research Mixer’ - an event in semester 1 at which students, staff and potential employers/dissertation supervisors meet and exchange ideas and contacts.

EPM Network

Edinburgh has a thriving network of organisations working on Environmental Protection and Management. We use this network of organisations to strengthen the MSc programme, both through contributions to teaching, dissertation supervision and opportunities for collaborative research. These organisations include:

  • The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
  • Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
  • The James Hutton Institute (JHI)
  • Private consultancies
  • Local Authorities
  • Environmental and conservation charities



See how the skills and knowledge from this MSc can further your career by looking at current environmental vacancies.