School of GeoSciences

BSc and MEarthSci Geology

If you choose a Geology degree, you’ll have the chance to study fossils, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, minerals, landscapes, dinosaurs and work on your own mapping project. A practical degree with flexible study options for 3 years (Fast Track entry), 4 years (standard), or 5 years (integrated Masters).

About the programme

Find out more about what Geology is, why you should study it, 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

The compulsory and optional courses you can take as part of your degree, and how you will be taught and assessed.

Field work

Find out more about the exciting field trips available to our Geology students.


More about the employable skills you will learn and what our Geology graduates are doing now.

Costs and funding options

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

Support and facilities

Find out how you will be supported during your studies.

Information for joining students

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Useful links for when you have accepted an offer from us for Geology.

Social media

Find out how you can interact with Geology and the School of GeoSciences via a range of social media channels.

Contact us

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

Video testimonials

Hear recent student testimonials and find out more from Degree Programme Convenor, Dr. Linda Kirstein.

Apply now for BSc Geology

Apply now for MEarthSci Geology

Applying through UCAS