School of GeoSciences

Geophysics, Geophysics and Geology, or Geophysics and Meteorology degrees

Geophysics is the study of physical processes that occur on a huge variety of scales, from microscopic properties of minerals to forces like gravity and magnetism that act on planetary or inter-planetary scales. Study options include 3 year fast track, 4 years undergraduate, and 5 years integrated Masters.

What is Geophysics?

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More about Geophysics 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

Find out more about the courses you can take, our teaching methods and study options with Meteorology and Geology.

Field work

Find out more about our Geophysics field trip opportunities.


The careers and further study areas of our recent Geophysics graduates.

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 for students who have accepted an offer with us.

Support and facilities

We understand that the prospect of starting university can be daunting. Don’t worry - we will look after you while you are here.

Social media

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

Contact us

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


Apply now for BSc and MEarthPhys Geophysics degrees

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