School of GeoSciences

Geography degrees

As a natural science, Geography focuses on the environment, examining such issues as landscape formation, natural hazards and climate change, and the evolution of these processes through space and time. If you study it as a social science or humanities subject you will learn about the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds. Field trips are at the heart of the programme, consolidating your learning through experiencing theory in practice. Typical locations are: Iceland, Cape Town, Athens, Berlin, Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

About the programmes

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Find out more about what Geography is, and why Edinburgh is the best place to study this degree.

Applying for your programme

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

Degree structure

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All the compulsory and optional courses you can take as part of your degree, and how we will teach and assess you.

Field work

Field work is an important part of our Geography programmes - find out where you can go and what practical skills you will learn.


Information on the employable skills you will learn, and find out where are graduates are working now.

Costs and funding options

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

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

Social media

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Our social media channels, and video clips from academics and students telling you more about our degree.

Video testimonials

Hear recent student testimonials and find out more from Geography staff.

Contact us

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


Apply now for geography degrees

Applying through UCAS