University of Edinburgh
College of Science and Engineering
Soils and Sustainability
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL
Soils and Sustainability
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 (SRUC).
Accreditation:Contact the school for information
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