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.

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

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.

Careers & employability

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

Applications, costs and funding

Entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships and applying through UCAS.

Support & facilities

Find out how you will be supported during your studies.

Information for joining students

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

Blog, social media and films

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.

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