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Short courses

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews offers a number of short courses for visiting students, industry professionals seeking new training opportunities, and others interested in learning more about the Geosciences.

These short courses allow you take advantage of studying at a world-class university, situated in the very home of the Earth Sciences, surrounded by beaches, the sea, and world-famous geological outcrops. You will get to interact with leading researchers and enthusiastic teachers, and engage with topics ranging from the formation of the planets to current climate change, and natural resources to the dawn of life. A particular strength of Earth Sciences short courses is field geology, with field trips including local excursions, day trips to historic geological sites, and mapping projects integrating GIS and other 21st century methods in the geosciences.