MSc Soils and Sustainability
Run by SRUC and the University of Edinburgh, this programme introduces the concepts of soil for the 21st century and is suitable for anyone wanting a career in land-based management or environmental protection.
Soils underpin the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems and are key to food production. They form the basis of all agricultural production, but also store water, mediate the impact of pollutants, provide biological habitats, have an impact on the accumulation of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, are involved in dealing with society’s waste, are a source of extractable minerals and provide the foundations for the housing and roads on which society depends. You will learn about soil function and management, and soil classification, assessment and analysis, with a strong emphasis on practical skills. You will also gain expertise in the relationship between soil and sustainable approaches to land resource use.