Palaeontology and Geobiology MScR



Что я буду изучать?

We are one of the leading centres of palaeontology and geobiology research in the UK and globally. Our MScR degree is the only such programme in palaeontology and geobiology in the UK.

Why Edinburgh

Edinburgh has an excellent public and academic presence in Palaeobiology and Geobiology.

The programme leaders Steve Brusatte and Rachel Wood are leading researchers in the field whose research focuses on key questions like the: origin of major groups of animals; interaction between evolution and environmental change; genealogical relationships of living and extinct species; influence of mass extinctions on the history of life.

Along with being regularly published in leading journals, their work has been extensively profiled by the popular press, and they are keen science writers and communicators.

Training and support

You will work closely with one or more faculty members on an intensive Master’s level research project.

Typically the supervisor and research project are assigned before you are accepted onto the course, through one-on-one communication with a potential supervisor over email or phone.

Therefore, you need to make contact with your potential supervisor(s) before applying. Training is particular to each research project, and is conducted both one-on-one with the supervisor(s) and in larger groups.

Methods training is therefore diverse and might involve understanding how to describe skeletal anatomy from CT scans, to employing geochemical methods using the School of GeoSciences unique instrumentation.

Career opportunities

This programme will provide you with a strong background for independent research to PhD level or for an applied career in museums, libraries, management or the media. On successful completion of the programme, you will know key concepts and methodological approaches concerning your chosen research topic.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

School of GeoSciences

Варианты обучения

Очная (1 год)

£33,300.00 (3,996,160 руб) за 1 год
Это фиксированная стоимость
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2023


The University of Edinburgh

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

33 Buccleuch Place,



EH8 9JS, Scotland

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

You should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Graduate entry to Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - For entry to most postgraduate taught or research degrees, the minimum requirement for students from the USA is an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applications for graduate entry to the MBChB will be considered for the programme with: Pass in a 4-year undergraduate degree with a science major and a GPA of 3.4 or better, plus an overall MCAT score of 508 to include a minimum of: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems - 128 ; Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behaviour - 126 ; Chemistry and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems - 128; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills - 126. Applicants must also take the UCAT. Veterinary Medicine: a minimum of at least two years of a pre-veterinary or science course at College; a minimum of one year (two semesters or three terms) in Chemistry; additional courses in Biology, Physics and/or Mathematics; a minimum grade point average of 3.4, with more than 3.0 in science courses which have been completed. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

Для иностранных студентов

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as geology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, archaeology, anthropology, or a related discipline. IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module). TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 20 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


Оставайтесь на связи