King's Buildings Campus
The MSc in Soils and Sustainability will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge to make informed decisions on sustainable land practice. Designed to prepare you for a career in land-based management or environmental protection, you will learn about soil functions and management practices as well as soil classification, assessment and analysis.
You will interpret information on soil physics, biology and chemistry for the preservation and maintenance of soil health and gain greater understanding of soil biodiversity and ecology. The programme places a strong emphasis on both theoretical insight and practical skills which are supported by laboratory and field based activities.
This programme is delivered in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). You will not only benefit from being a fully matriculated student at The University of Edinburgh, but also access to all of complementary staff, expertise, and resources at SRUC. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded your degree by The University of Edinburgh.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological science, environmental science, physical science, geography, engineering, economics or other relevant subject.
A UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience may also be considered.
Part time (day)
2 - 3 years
College of Science and Engineering