University of Aberdeen: Soil Science
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Biological Sciences View department profile|
With one of the most established soil science centres in Europe, Aberdeen is proud to maintain this MSc programme that teaches characterisation and basic properties of soils, combined with state-of-the-art techniques. The University of Aberdeen has been producing high quality Soil Science graduates for over 60 years, with world leading researchers, renowned consultants and senior government staff amongst our alumni. You will receive intensive training in soil and environmental sciences, with a large focus on field and laboratory based teaching. Our department maintains expertise in all core areas of soil science (biology, chemistry, physics and pedology), so you can be assured of teaching by experts in the field. The final component of the MSc is a research project, conducted under the supervision of either departmental staff or institutions and agencies with whom we have close links.
The MSc/MRes Soil Science aims to provide you with:
- A fundamental understanding of the nature and properties of soils.
- An ability to apply knowledge in academic and real world contexts, such as food security or environmental sustainability.
- Opportunities to learn from world renowned researchers from a range of specific topics in soil science.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
A UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent), in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, or other relevant subject; applicants with a 2ii (or equivalent), particularly with some relevant experience, may also be considered. We also consider individuals with degrees in a wider range of disciplines who are clearly motivated by the programme and have some relevant experience.
|EU||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|England||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||10000 GBP for Year 1|
|International||21000 GBP for Year 1|
University of Aberdeen
School of Biological Sciences
Nature on our doorstep
At the School of Biological Sciences, we are recognised internationally for our expertise in zoology, marine biology, plant and soil science, physiology, ecology and conservation. This is because our teaching is delivered by world-class experts and because we make the most of our fantastic location. To the west of Aberdeen is the UK’s largest national park and to the east and north there are diverse natural marine habitats.
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