A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
This masters by research programme is an opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of research in any of the following major branches of geosciences:
- Atmospheric Science
- Climate Change
- Ecological Sciences
- Environmental Geochemistry
- Environmental Geoscience
- Environmental Sustainability
- Exploration Geophysics
- Human Geography
- Petroleum Geology
- Physical Geography
- Remote Sensing
The programme allows you to work on research throughout the year, and your work will be judged solely on your final dissertation. You can follow taught courses by arrangement with your supervisor, but none are required.
The programme aims to provide a structured approach to basic research training, allowing you to explore an area of research that may be subsequently developed into a PhD. You may also have the opportunity to develop links with research projects at national and international levels.
The School has the largest geoscience research group in the UK, with about 370 academics and researchers. The ambition and quality of our research was reflected in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, where 66% of our research was rated within the top two categories: world-leading and internationally excellent.
All research students are affiliated to one a research institute, which provides a forum for the development of ideas, collaboration, and dissemination of results, and an environment for training, development and mentoring of research students and early-career researchers. Our research institutes each have a very active seminar series drawing distinguished external guests as well as internal speakers, and you will be encouraged to attend and participate.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
- +44 (0) 131 650 8556