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.

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

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. Please note this link opens a photo gallery.

Careers & network

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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.

Applications, costs & funding

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Entry requirements, tuition fees and scholarships, and how to apply through UCAS.

Support & 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

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

Blog, social media and films

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.

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