School of GeoSciences

BSc and MEarthSci Geology & Physical Geography

This joint degree offers you the best of both subjects integrating an understanding of the Earth, its origin, composition and structure (Geology) with insight into how rivers, glaciers and hill slopes define modern and ancient landscape at all scales (Physical Geography). Flexible study options include 3 year fast track entry.

About the programme

Gain unique insight into how the Earth works by studying both its physical geography alongside the science of the Earth’s origin and composition. Find out why Edinburgh is the best place to study Geology and Physical Geography.

Applying for your programme

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

Degree structure

Full details about the compulsory and optional courses you can take as part of your degree, and information on how we will teach and assess you.

Field work

Information, films and images of our field trips to the Lake District, Inchnadamph, Spain, Cyprus and Iceland.


The skills you will gain are highly prized by employers in the field. Find out more and see examples of where our graduates are working now.

Costs and funding options

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

Information for joining students

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Useful links and information.

Support and facilities

Find out how you will be supported during your studies.

Social media

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

Video testimonials

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

Contact Us

Contact details for admissions, academic or general enquiries.


Apply now for BSc Geology and Physical Geography

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Applying through UCAS