Soil systems are a vital resource.
They provide multiple ecosystem services and are an essential component of food production and food security globally.
Soils can act as both a net sink and net source of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Therefore, soils play a crucial role in climate change regulation, which has gained increasing international attention in recent years.
The Soils and Sustainability programme at The University of Edinburgh encompasses the fundamentals of soil science and soil's role in wider environmental systems, sustainable land management, and monitoring techniques to evaluate soils' role and effective management in various environmental landscapes and socioeconomic contexts.
The need for sustainable soil systems has gained increasing attention in recent years.
Sustainable soils are rising higher and higher on the political agenda spanning local and international governmental bodies globally. In addition, there is increased awareness across agricultural communities, land and forestry managers, commercial businesses striving for more sustainable products, food and industrial and construction sectors and other organisations.
As a graduate of the MSc Soils and Sustainability, you will be equipped with the knowledge of effective soil and land management, which is in high demand.
Graduates are sought to contribute to developing future strategies and identifying solutions for the conservation and enhancement of sustainable land-based systems under the mounting pressures of increasing populations, climate change, food security needs and competition for land and resources.
Soil and environmental scientists with an extensive understanding of soil, land and sustainable environmental management hav
This MSc programme comprises:
- compulsory and option courses
Your teaching team will work with you throughout the programme to help prepare and develop your dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice, which will be designed specifically to develop your skill set in relation to your individual interests and career goals. For example, your bespoke project can be developed from your own idea and/or in collaboration with external organisations and/or with current ongoing research conducted at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh.
Your dissertation can incorporate desk- and practical-based skills and methodologies used within the wide-ranging field of sustainable land management that underpin environmental protection, food security and climate change issues that directly relate to current employment opportunities.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
There are 3 rounds of application.
DisciplinesSoil Science Environmental Management Agriculture View 49 other Masters in Agriculture in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological science, environmental science, physical science, geography, engineering, economics or other relevant subject.
- We many also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.
International32300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32300 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
Part-time fees 2 years / year
- International/EU: £16,150
Part-time fees 3 years / year
- International/EU: £10,770
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.