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Geology and Physical Geography MEarthSci

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Do you want to help tackle some of the key challenges facing our society and our natural world?As populations around the world expand and the effects of climate change become more tangible, people are becoming increasingly exposed to hazards such as:* flooding* landslides* earthquakes* volcanoesHuman activities have put pressure on Earth's limited resources and caused global warming, with far-reaching environmental impacts including:* changes in rainfall* ocean acidification* coastal erosion* loss of glaciers and ice caps* sea-level riseNow, more than ever, we need Earth scientists to help us tackle the climate crisis, adapt to environmental changes, and live more safely and sustainably on our dynamic Earth.**What will I learn?**The MEarthSci Geology and Physical Geography programme will develop your understanding of:* the Earth from its origin, composition and structure (geology)* how rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, and human impact define the modern and ancient landscape at all scales (physical geography)We will give you an integrated scientific understanding of the Earth as a connected system. The topography of which is developed through the interaction of surface and deep Earth processes. It is this integrated understanding that underpins research on global change and some of the world's most pressing physical environmental challenges.This degree is designed to be flexible, and you will have opportunities to focus on your key interests through optional courses.We also place a strong emphasis on practical experience. This means you will develop the hands-on skills prized by employers, preparing you to join the next generation of researchers.**Why study in Edinburgh?**By studying geology and physical geography 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 leading Earth scientists and geographers at the forefront of their fields, contributing to knowledge, action and public awareness by undertaking world-leading research in a range of Earth Science-related disciplinesBy 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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A level : BBB - ABB

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Biology, Chemistry, 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.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 71 10

    5th out of 30 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    169 84%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    13th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    213 96%

    2nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    1st

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    24th

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