What will I learn?

This course is designed for students interested in a career in land-based management or environmental protection, and teaches the importance and role of soils in the 21st century.

Course Overview

As well as forming the basis of all agricultural production, soils store water, mediate the impact of pollutants, provide biological habitats, impact on the accumulation of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, help to deal with society’s waste, provide extractable minerals and the foundations for the housing and roads on which we depend.

This programme aims to introduce students to the concept and role of soils in food production and land resources in the 21st century.

Suitable for students seeking a career in land-based management or environmental protection, it examines the role of soils as a fundamental of sustainable terrestrial ecosystems and the key to food production.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Business Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£30,700.00 (US$ 42,254) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022



King'S Building,

West Main Road,


Edinburgh, City Of,

EH9 3JG, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

UK honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in any subject. Consideration given to UK honours degree at 2:2 with additional experience. Proficiency in English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.