THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2024/2025

Timetable information in the Course Catalogue may be subject to change.

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Year 1 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Notes:
Before selecting your outside courses, please ensure you have met your Student Advisor.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Year 2 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 60 credits in this group.

Earth Science Fundamentals for Geophysicists

Select exactly 10 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Compulsory for direct entry to second year students.
AND

Physics and Mathematics for Direct Entry

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Compulsory for direct entry to second year students.
AND

Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus

Select exactly 10 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Compulsory for direct entry to second year students.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Notes:
Compulsory for direct entry to second year students.
OR

Group B

Select exactly 60 credits in this group.

Geophysical Data Science

Select exactly 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus

Select exactly 10 credits of the following courses
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W


Year 3 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Year 4 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Geophysics Project

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select between 40 and 60 credits in this group.

Geophysics Group A Options

Select between 40 and 60 credits of the following courses
OR

Group C

Select between 0 and 20 credits in this group.

Level 10 courses in the School of Geosciences

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 10 courses in the School of Geosciences
OR

Level 11 courses in the School of Geosciences

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in the School of Geosciences

Year 5 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
In order to progress into the 5th year of the MEarthPhys, students must achieve an average of 60% or more over the 3rd and 4th year combined. Boards of Examiners will consider cases of progression for students who are borderline (i.e. achieve between 58% and 59.99% average across their 3rd and 4th years), taking into account the same factors for progression which are taken into account for other progression, award or classification decisions. Borderline criteria used by Boards of Examiners are published to students in advance.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedule N

Select exactly 30 credits from Level 10 and 11 courses in Schedule N

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