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How employable would be an Msc in sustainable resource management from school of Geosciences, edinburgh university? Anybody who has done the course or has an idea about school of Geosciences to the least. Really need the advice. Thanks
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Hey! Sorry I can't really help you, though I'd be interested in knowing what people think about this since I'm doing an MSc at geosciences too, but not the sustainability one. Will have to look for a job starting from September It probably also really depends on your marks, but Edinburgh uni has a good reputation, even abroad.
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Hey! Sorry I can't really help you, though I'd be interested in knowing what people think about this since I'm doing an MSc at geosciences too, but not the sustainability one. Will have to look for a job starting from September It probably also really depends on your marks, but Edinburgh uni has a good reputation, even abroad.
Thanks for the response how bright are the job prospects in your area?
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I'm mostly in the environment sector but specialised on marine ecosystems. I am not sure to be honest, marine seems to be on everyone's lips lately so I am hoping good, but there is a huge problem with jobs and internships being unpaid in this sector too, and it being expected you can just volunteer for a year or so, which is discouraging. I will let you know just how bad it is on a couple of months :P
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I did my BSc and MSc at Edinburgh in the Geosciences school. As mentioned already, the geosciences department has a very good reputation so employment prospects are good. It's also a very large department with a lot of staff and resources. GIS in particular is an extremely strong industry at the moment, and Edinburgh is flexible enough for people on other MSc courses to do several courses in it, which employers would likely find attractive in an applicant. If you have any interest in it, I would recommend doing that (GIS graduates almost all get jobs immediately after graduating).

If you decide you like Edinburgh as an area (it's an awesome city) the central belt of Scotland is pretty great for environmental jobs, with lots of small consultancies, governmental agencies such as SEPA, research bodies and a few of the bigger companies like AECOM have offices here.
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I did my BSc and MSc at Edinburgh in the Geosciences school. As mentioned already, the geosciences department has a very good reputation so employment prospects are good. It's also a very large department with a lot of staff and resources. GIS in particular is an extremely strong industry at the moment, and Edinburgh is flexible enough for people on other MSc courses to do several courses in it, which employers would likely find attractive in an applicant. If you have any interest in it, I would recommend doing that (GIS graduates almost all get jobs immediately after graduating).

If you decide you like Edinburgh as an area (it's an awesome city) the central belt of Scotland is pretty great for environmental jobs, with lots of small consultancies, governmental agencies such as SEPA, research bodies and a few of the bigger companies like AECOM have offices here.
hey!
thank you for a detailed view..
I love the course at Edinburgh however right now I am hung up in choosing between UCL and edinburgh. I am offered a place at Bartlett School at UCL.
What course are you studying?
Since you have been at UK or probaby belong there, which one would be a better place to go (reputationwise)?
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hey!
thank you for a detailed view..
I love the course at Edinburgh however right now I am hung up in choosing between UCL and edinburgh. I am offered a place at Bartlett School at UCL.
What course are you studying?
Since you have been at UK or probaby belong there, which one would be a better place to go (reputationwise)?
I have been offered Sustainable Resource Management at Edinburgh. how good is the course?
Applied for Carbon Management as well. awaiting their response. More inclined towards Carbon Management though
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I've never visited the UCL department so can't comment on it from experience. If I recall, Edinburgh's geoscience department was recently rated as number 1 in the UK for earth science. However UCL also has a very good reputation, so I don't think it makes a huge difference in terms of reputation; they're both excellent. I did GIS so not sure about Sustainable Resource Management, but the people I met who were doing it seemed happy with the course. I've graduated now and am waiting to start a PhD at another university later this year.

Given a choice between two very good universities with international reputations, I might be inclined to choose based on the city. London and Edinburgh are very different from one another, so there are going to be big differences in terms of cost of living, lifestyle and networking opportunities.
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(Original post by Kamayani)
I have been offered Sustainable Resource Management at Edinburgh. how good is the course?
Applied for Carbon Management as well. awaiting their response. More inclined towards Carbon Management though
All I know is that carbon management people don't mingle too much with the other MScs, mainly because we don't have any classes in common. Apparently they have very little options (i.e. most of their courses are compulsory, whereas most other MSc courses in geosciences can choose half of their modules), but if you are more interested in this topic that's not an issue of course I also think that job prospects are higher for carbon management - it's where the big bucks lie :P Then again, for me that is not a reason to chose one course or the other, but if it is what you are worried about you might want to take that into consideration.
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All I know is that carbon management people don't mingle too much with the other MScs, mainly because we don't have any classes in common. Apparently they have very little options (i.e. most of their courses are compulsory, whereas most other MSc courses in geosciences can choose half of their modules), but if you are more interested in this topic that's not an issue of course I also think that job prospects are higher for carbon management - it's where the big bucks lie :P Then again, for me that is not a reason to chose one course or the other, but if it is what you are worried about you might want to take that into consideration.
thanks for the response. I was quite concerned about the job prospects there after this course being an international student.
I have been offered an unconditional for it. So am sort of in the decision making process now.
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thanks for the response. I was quite concerned about the job prospects there after this course being an international student.
I have been offered an unconditional for it. So am sort of in the decision making process now.
I see I think you'll be fine. Of course I can't really comment on how easy it is to find a job as an internatonal student, as it depends where you're from and what you're visa requirements are for whoever employs you, but in general, and for UK/EU students, the carbon management MSc definitely opens doors to some high salary jobs from my perspective - if that is what you are looking for carbon management seems to be everyones lips lately. And the geosciences department definitely has a focus on this topic, which is great for the students in this Msc but a bit annoying for students like me who are on the other MSc, as most talks / events / opportunities seem to be organised for the carbon management course - so you'd be in that lucky position!
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I see I think you'll be fine. Of course I can't really comment on how easy it is to find a job as an internatonal student, as it depends where you're from and what you're visa requirements are for whoever employs you, but in general, and for UK/EU students, the carbon management MSc definitely opens doors to some high salary jobs from my perspective - if that is what you are looking for carbon management seems to be everyones lips lately. And the geosciences department definitely has a focus on this topic, which is great for the students in this Msc but a bit annoying for students like me who are on the other MSc, as most talks / events / opportunities seem to be organised for the carbon management course - so you'd be in that lucky position!
thanks for the insight! I feel relieved
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Cynically, slightly higher because the university decided not to divest from fossil fuels (and if anyone says they did, you fell for their careful wording).
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Yeah I agree Lorem Ipsum. It's been a bit of a scandal really, but I definitely know students have spoken about against it...of course it didn't change much. Totally hypocritical.
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Hi, I'm going to be applying for uni this year and I'm thinking of applying for geology at Edinburgh. In my highers I got 3 A's and 2 B's. Do you think this would be enough to get me an unconditional if my personal statement was really good? Also, what kind of things did you mention in your personal statement?
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