School of GeoSciences

The 2 + 2 programme

The School of GeoSciences has an agreement with several Chinese universities which allows students to study an Earth Science degree for two years in China, and then transfer to the University of Edinburgh to complete a further two years of study.

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Is my university part of the 2+2 Agreement?

This arrangement is currently in place with the following universities:

  • China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB)
  • Nanjing University
  • China University of GeoSciences, Beijing (CUGB)
  • Chengdu University
  • China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

How does it work?

Following the first two years successful study on an eligible degree programme at one of the universities listed above, you then come to Edinburgh to study for two more years, joining our current students on their degree programmes in third and fourth year. On successful completion of the 4th year at Edinburgh, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree awarded by the University of Edinburgh.

What can I study?

BSc Geology

BSc Geology and Physical Geography

BSc Geophysics

BSc Geophysics and Meteorology

BSc Geophysics and Geology

BSc Environmental GeoScience

For students who really wish to develop their research and analytical skills, 2+2 students can apply to study for an extra year - our 5-year (MEarthSci) degrees - Geology (MEarthSci) and Geology and Physical Geography (MEarthSci).

Geology (MEarthSci)

Geology and Physical Geography (MEarthSci)