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Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, MPhil, PhD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #18 (QS) ,
Our objective is to understand and predict Global Environmental Change. In the Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences degeree at The University of Edinburgh study how ice, oceans, atmosphere, land surface and biosphere have interacted in the past, we probe their current processes, and we develop predictions of their future dynamics. 

About

  • Human impacts on our planet are changing the atmosphere, climate, ice cover, global biogeochemistry, biodiversity, soils, and even ocean circulation. This puts Global Change at the centre of the international scientific agenda.
  • A key aim of the Global Change Group is to forecast the nature of change in the Earth System. This relies on understanding the building blocks of the system, represented by the Group's programmes: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Cryosphere, Continents, and Oceans.
  • These Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences programmes from The University of Edinburgh involve fieldwork, monitoring, experimentation, theory and simulation, designed to determine how the earth's systems work, how they operated in the past and where they are going in the future.
  • The Global Change Research Group is organised around five programmes, each with its own separate web page. You can find them under Atmosphere (Global Change), Biosphere (Global Change), Continents (Global Change), Cryosphere (Global Change) and Oceans (Global Change). For more information, please refer to the web page.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 3 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      PhD - 6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support
  • Research students have access to an exceptionally wide range of masters taught and research-training courses offered by the broad interdisciplinary interests within the School.
  • In collaboration with the College's Transkills unit, we also provide generic courses specific to research student needs and requirements.
  • We encourage all our students to undertake demonstrating and tutoring work for the School's undergraduate programmes, for which appropriate training is given.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    167

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Academic Requirements

  • A UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
  • We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU fees have still to be agreed

MPhil part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,100

PhD full-time fees

  • Overseas: £22,200

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £11,100

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Edinburgh, Earth & Environment (E3) NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships
  • Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships
  • Research Scholarships for international students

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