School of GeoSciences

Current postgraduate research students

Information and logins for current postgraduate research students in our MScR and PhD programmes.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - School of GeoSciences 

Our students and staff are at the heart of all that we do.  In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, our priority is to make sure our students and staff are given the support they need.  We have contingency measures in place that ensure the safety of staff and students in the School community. Please ensure that you abide by all guidance and directions when in the School.

Please ensure that you also continue to monitor the University Coronavirus webpage for official guidance and advice.

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. 

Funding and projects

You can read our information on our degrees, application information, funding opportunities and projects on our website:

Our research degrees - information


Resources and logins


Information for our current postgraduate research students is within the platform 'Learn'.  

For our School, the Learn platform provides access to a wide range of information such as student support and contacts, careers, student handbook, concessions, funding, submission, key MScR and PhD information and resources, notice and discussion boards.

You can access Learn via a special channel on the 'MyEd' portal.  You can login to MyEd using your University Login.

Login to Learn

Research ethics and integrity

Our School attaches great importance to addressing the ethical implications of all research activities carried out by its members, be they undergraduates, postgraduates or academic members of staff.   Attention to the ethical and legal implications of research for researchers, research subjects, sponsors and collaborators is an intrinsic part of good research practice.

We have produced various information about research ethics and integrity within the School on our intranet.   

You can login to certain intranet pages using your University Login and access information such as:

  • Guidance for ethical research and review 
  • Forms and resources
  • Policies

Research ethics and integrity (secured)

Additional information

We have additional information for our research students on our intranet. You can login to certain intranet pages using your University Login.

Information includes:

  • Forms available for download
  • Useful links including the College of Science and Engineering SharePoint

Login to intranet page (secured)

Technical help

 Logging into Learn

A graphic design of the University of Edinburgh logo and the word 'Learn'

You can access Learn via a special channel on the 'MyEd' portal.  You can login to MyEd using your University Login.

Or you can login using the website address:

Use the Learn button in the Learn MyEd channel to open a new window and take you to your My Learn page. If you are enrolled on current Learn courses, you will also find direct links to each course. You can also download the Blackboard app to access your courses from a phone or tablet device when you are on the move.

MyEd Portal

MyEd is the University of Edinburgh's web portal. It is a gateway to web-based services within and beyond the University and offers a personalised set of content with a single sign-on to key University services such as Learn and Office365.

Help on using Learn

Information Services - using Learn

Find support and information on how to use Learn

Using Learn as a student

Help!  I forgot my login

Find help on registration, login assistance and other frequently asked questions.

Your University login

Technical requirements

Learn can be used with any up-to-date web browser. You can use the browser checker to check whether your computer has the necessary browser versions and settings.  Most content is also viewable on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. However, there are some limits on what you can do (e.g. discussion posting is tricky on some devices).

Please note: Learn does not work properly on Internet Explorer version 7 or earlier.