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Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Are you fascinated and curious about the world around you? Do you want to learn more about the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the soil beneath your feet? The BSc Environmental Geoscience may be for you.Our planet is facing numerous challenges, such as:* global climate change* pollution* environmental degradationEach of those challenges is related to processes that control environmental conditions on Earth, including changes in the: * atmosphere* ocean* solid EarthEnvironmental Geoscience studies these different components and the processes that maintain and modify them. The programme covers the natural processes that have controlled Earth's history and - critically - how modern human activities are affecting our planet today.**What will I learn?**You will develop a scientific understanding of environmental processes controlling the:* hydrosphere* atmosphere* biosphere* geosphereYou will use this knowledge to study how the environment and climate have changed over time and how human activity may change the planet in the future.This skillset will equip you to address critical questions about the processes controlling environmental conditions on Earth:* What were the drivers of environmental change in the Earth's past? How will these processes change in the future?* What is the interaction between humans and the environment and our impact on the world?* What are the effects of pollution and environmental change on the sustainability of marine ecosystems?* How can we safely and sustainably manage the use of energy and materials resources to ensure the continued functioning of modern society?**Why study in Edinburgh?**By studying the BSc Environmental Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh, you will:* join one of the top-ranked universities in the world* become part of an academic community in one of the leading geosciences departments in the UK * enjoy access to a world of experience with our research and industry networks* learn from Earth scientists at the forefront of their fields, undertaking world-leading research in a wide range of areasBy studying this degree, you can play a vital role in our transition into a more sustainable society.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 30,400per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and Mathematics at A or 7. If you achieved a B or 6 in Mathematics, please contact us before applying.


University information

University of Edinburgh

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  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 30 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    213 96%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%


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