University of Edinburgh

College of Science and Engineering

Soils and Sustainability


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Soils & Sustainability

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme aims to introduce students to the concepts of soil for

the 21st century and is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career

in land-based management or environmental protection.

Soils underpin the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and are

key to food production. Soils form the basis of all agricultural production,

but they also store water, mediate the impact of pollutants, provide

biological habitats, have an impact on the accumulation of greenhouse

gases in our atmosphere, are involved in dealing with society’s waste,

are a source of extractable minerals and provide the foundations for

the housing and roads on which society depends.

You will learn about soil function and management, and soil classification, assessment and analysis, with a strong emphasis on practical skills. You will gain expertise in the relationship between soil and sustainable approaches to land resource use.

This programme is run in collaboration with Scotland’s Rural College



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International Student Requirements:

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements: Entry requirements by country English language requirements All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability: an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration UKVI list of majority English speaking countries IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module) PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered) CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module) Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 180

In State Tuition (per year): 10,200 + 1600 APC GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 22,500 + 160 APC GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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