School of GeoSciences

Prospective undergraduates

Making a difference starts here!

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The University has put together guidance on COVID-19, including key information for prospective students.

At the School of GeoSciences, we study the way the world works.  

You can explore many natural and physical science subjects, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography, to understand the Earth and its development through time – as well as how to protect its future.

You can also study the world through the social sciences where you will learn about the relationships between people and their social, cultural, political and economic worlds, and our impact on the Earth.

With us, you will join one of the largest and most successful groupings of geoscientists and geographers in the UK , as we address the most compelling issues of our time.  You will also be part of  one of the top universities in the world.  The University of Edinburgh is 20th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

Our degrees  

Ecological and Environmental Sciences


Joint degrees

Earth Sciences


Geology and Physical Geography


Geophysics and Geology

Geophysics and Meteorology

This article was published on 22 May, 2020