Taught course

Soils and Sustainability

Institution
Scotland's Rural College · Department of Environmental Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Preferably a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent in any subject. Proficiency in English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Soils form the basis of all agricultural production, but they also store water, mediate the impact of pollutants, provide biological habitats, affect the accumulation of atmospheric greenhouse gases, are involved in dealing with societies waste, are a source of minerals and provide the foundations for housing and roads that society depends on.

You will learn about soil function and management, and soil classification, assessment and analysis, with a strong emphasis on practical skills. You will gain expertise in the relationship between soil and sustainable approaches to land resource use.

The MSc Soils and Sustainability degree is delivered by SRUC and awarded by the University of Edinburgh.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Jennifer Carfrae
Email
jennifer.carfrae@sruc.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)131 535 4060