12 months
29900 GBP/year
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This MSc in GeoEnergy at The University of Edinburgh enables you to pursue a geosciences-related career in the rapidly evolving energy sector, as it transitions from fossil fuels to a net-zero future.


You can contribute to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including:

  • Goal 7: "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy".
  • Goal 13: "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts".

The MSc in GeoEnergy at The University of Edinburgh uses subsurface geological knowledge to open a diverse range of career paths in lower-carbon energy technologies, the disposal of energy-related wastes and the evolving hydrocarbon industry.

You will learn about various ways to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy sector to help meet net-zero targets to tackle climate change. For example, you will learn about methods such as carbon capture and storage along with energy storage technologies that complement renewable energy provision.

We have specifically designed this MSc to explore a wide range of energy topics, giving you opportunities for a varied career path.

Career opportunities

The MSc GeoEnergy provides a range of career opportunities in this emerging industry and the ability to work toward a lower-carbon future.

You will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills required to use subsurface geological knowledge for future GeoEnergy applications.

This will open a diverse range of career pathways in GeoEnergy technologies and the disposal of energy-related wastes.

Potential employment opportunities may be within:

  • Energy companies
  • Civil engineering companies
  • Environmental regulators
  • Environmental consultants
  • Local or national government agencies
  • National research laboratories
  • Non-governmental organisations

Alternatively, many of our previous students have gone on to further study, including PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

This MSc programme comprises:

  • compulsory and option courses
  • dissertation

Courses are delivered by staff who are active researchers in each field. Their expertise is supplemented by selected guest speakers, generally from industry or other research organisations.

Throughout your studies, we will work with you to prepare you for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to the programme and prepare a dissertation that you can use to demonstrate your work to potential employers.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a science or engineering subject. We will also take any relevant professional experience into account.
  • We may also consider your application if your background is not specifically related to these disciplines provided you have relevant work experience in a related area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

Part-time fees 2 years / year 

    • International/EU: £14,950

Part-time fees 3 years / year 

    • International/EU: £9,970

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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