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University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences


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Currently accredited degree programmes

1st degrees (currently accredited)

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology
  • M.E.Sci. (Hons) Geology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology & Physical Geography
  • M.E.Sci. (Hons) Geology & Physical Geography

Date reaccreditation (begins - expires): June 2020 – June 2027

Formerly accredited degree programmes

1st degrees (currently accredited)

For students graduating from June 2003 to June 2008:
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geophysics (Geology route) 

For students graduating from June 2003 onwards:

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology 
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology & Physical Geography 

For students graduating from June 2010 onwards:

  • M.E.Sci. (Hons) Geology
  • M.E.Sci. (Hons) Geology & Physical Geography

Masters (not yet accredited)

  • Applied Environmental Hydrogeology MSc
  • Carbon Management MSc 
  • Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management MSc
  • Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc
  • Environment and Development MSc
  • Environmental Protection and Management MSc
  • Environmental Sustainability MSc
  • GeoEnergy MSc
  • Geographical Information Science (GIS) MSc
  • Marine Systems and Policies MSc
  • Palaeontology and Geobiology (MScR)
  • GeoSciences Individual Project (MScR)
  • GeoSciences Individual Project (MScR - Taught Pathway)
  • Geology and Geophysics (MPhil, PhD)
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