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School of Applied Sciences

Our School of Applied Sciences enables students to apply existing scientific understanding to modern requirements. Practical environmental knowledge combined with theoretical study is at the forefront of teaching within this School; we review and develop courses in partnership with industry bodies. For example, our MSc Biotechnology for Environmental Sustainability is supported by established experts in the environmental biotechnology field, including contributions by the Biofuel Research Centre and associated enterprises, Celtic Renewables and Recyclatech.

Our interdisciplinary MSc in Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology was designed with employer input, and features sought-after work placements with Police Scotland, HMIC, and other organisations linked to criminal justice. Staff who deliver the programme actively conduct research and are experts in their field. Additionally, Edinburgh is a hub for life sciences research and our location offers various opportunities to collaborate with cutting-edge businesses and pioneers.

We continually develop our courses to meet the needs of employers and society. Recognition of our problem solving abilities and forward thinking approach includes the following:

We are the biomechanics partner for the R&A, the governing body of golf for most of the world.

We joined with public sector bodies to set up a new mountain biking centre at Glentress in the Scottish Borders which acts as a focal point for training, research and support for commercial opportunities in mountain biking.


Disciplines include; Marine Biology, Psychology, Criminology, Environmental Biology, Sociology and Biotechnology.