Taught course

Applied Geoscience (Geoenergy)

University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a science or engineering subject. We will also take any relevant professional experience into account where appropriate. Evidence of mathematical ability is required for the less numerate degrees (e.g. geology). The equivalent of a National 5 or GSCE in Mathematics at grade B. Prospective students should be aware that basic calculus is required for one of the courses.

All applicants must also meet our English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is aimed at students who wish to pursue a geosciences-related career in the future energy sector, as it transitions from fossil fuels to a low carbon economy. The aim is to offer a programme that uses subsurface (geological) knowledge opening a diverse range of career pathways in lower carbon geoenergy technologies; the disposal of energy-related wastes and the hydrocarbon industry.

This MSc programme builds on the strength and reputation of the research groups operating in the School of GeoSciences on uses of the subsurface:

  • carbon capture and storage (CCS);
  • radioactive waste disposal;
  • energy storage and extraction;
  • unconventional and conventional hydrocarbons;
  • wet and dry geothermal heat;
  • and subsurface fluid tracing using noble gases and stable isotopes.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 - 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Susie Crocker
+44 (0)131 651 7126