University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Soil Science

This programme that teaches characterisation and basic properties of soils, combined with state-of-the-art techniques. 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.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should normally have, or expect to be awarded, a minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and from a recognised university.

Course modules

Modules: Core skills for environmental sciences; global soil geography; literature review in environmental sciences; land use and the environment on deeside; biology and ecology of mycorrhiza; environmental analysis; soils for food security. Optional modules: environmental pollution; ecosystems processes; remediation technology; freshwater ecology; environmental impact assessment; ecology and environmental modelling; application of gis in environmental science, soil science and environmental; ecology and society.

Assessment methods

Assessment is on the basis of performance in the research project and continuous assessment of coursework.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Telephone number: 
01224 272692