Did you know that Edinburgh is known as the ‘birthplace’ of Earth Sciences?
With the University of Edinburgh, you can investigate our planet’s past and present in order to understand and protect its future. Many subjects in the Earth Sciences are developing new insights and innovative technologies to ensure a more sustainable world. At Edinburgh, you will benefit from the expertise of our academics, who work and teach on a wide range of topics, including volcanic and seismic hazards, critical raw materials, energy storage, climate change, and the evolution of life on Earth, among others. Many of our academics are at the forefront of these fields, having won prestigious awards and world recognition for their research.
Not only are we one of the top-ranked universities in the world, we are also one of the largest groupings of geoscientists, environmental scientists and geographers in the UK. This means you have more opportunities to pursue unique areas of interest that you are most passionate about. Our research and industry networks ensure real-world relevance, and can open up many employment and research prospects.
We will train you to achieve the skills highly prized by research and employers, by using as many types of equipment as possible. All Earth Sciences programmes have a strong practical element including field work in some of the best localities, lab work with world-class analytical facilities and running models on high-performance computers. In your independent projects, you will have access to broad range of facilities such as GIS and remote sensing, geophysical and meteorological computer modelling, through to high-tech specialist laboratories, including experimental facilities, physical geography lab techniques and a wide range of geochemical analytical tools.
Choose from a range of programmes including Geology, Geology and Physical Geography, Environmental Geoscience, Geophysics, and Geophysics and Meteorology.
Degrees in the Earth sciences are becoming increasingly important and demanded in today’s world, as our planet and humanity face some of the biggest challenges we have ever known. Join us, as we transition into a more sustainable future.
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