School of GeoSciences

Ecological and Environmental Sciences

If you have a passion for wild places, the natural world, and the interactions between these and humans, then Ecological and Environmental Sciences is for you! Contribute to the biggest issues facing our society today: climate change, biodiversity protection, and the provision of ecosystem services.

About the programme

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Find out more about what Ecological and Environmental Sciences involves, and why you should study it in Edinburgh.

Applying for your programme

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Information on how to apply and our entry and language requirements.

Degree structure

Find out more about courses you can take, our teaching and assessment methods, and benefits of studying in Scotland.

Field work

Put theory into practice by developing your employability and practical skills with these popular field trips across Scotland.


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Graduates can expect employment in public and private organisations making policy, giving advice or managing a wide range of environmental activities.

Costs and funding options

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Find out details of programme costs and scholarship or funding options.

Support and facilities

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We understand that the prospect of starting university can be daunting. Don’t worry - we will look after you while you are here.

Information for joining students

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Useful links and information for students who have accepted an offer to study with us.

Social media

Our social media channels, student blogs and links to video clips from academics and recent students.

Video testimonials

Hear recent student testimonials and find out more from our recent Degree Programme Convenor.

Contact us

Contact details for admissions, applications, academic or general enquiries.


Apply now for BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences

Apply now for BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management

Applying through UCAS