Postgraduate study


We offer a diverse portfolio of postgraduate teaching and research opportunities covering the full breadth of contemporary physical and human geography.

Why choose to study Geography with us?

  • 95% of research classed as 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)
  • 13th for Geography and Environmental Science (The Complete University Guide 2018)

Our graduates are highly employable. Employability skills are embedded throughout our programmes, with graduates appointed to posts across a full range of industries and sectors.

Each programme includes training and support to develop the key transferable skills and attributes required to continue into careers across the full range of industries and sectors. On completion of their programme, many of our postgraduates have continued into roles with government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, the European Commission and the United Nations.

We have over 30 academic staff who are all leading international experts in their fields.

Inspiring research

We specialise in teaching and research across a number of pertinent environmental, social and economic challenges facing the world, including globalization, urbanization, environmental management, foreign policy and financial markets.

The human geography research that we conduct is informing government policy on a range of issues, including student housing, international aid, alcohol policy and community cohesion.

Research into physical geography continues to influence climate adaptation, development planning, flood risk modelling, as well as hazard management and mitigation.

We invest a great deal of time and resources in supporting our Research students. We have two main research groups: Human Geography and Physical Geography. Find out more about our Geography research opportunities.

Extracurricular opportunities

We have a range of activities outside of your studies that may suit your interests. If you have a passion for adventure and being outdoors then our Exploring Society could be for you. Societies are a fantastic opportunity to meet new people with similar hobbies outside of your course.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help students throughout their studies and fully-equip them for their future endeavours.

Students have access to spacious study areas, with the latest audio-visual equipment for teaching and research. The department also offers an extensive library of over 10,000 maps and atlases, and a wide range of laboratory resources, field equipment and facilities to support physical geography programmes and research.

We are located inside a brand new, state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, complete with a river science laboratory, geospatial laboratory, and several meteorological and hydrological field stations.

The campus is one of the largest single-site, green campuses in the UK and has a 16 hectare research forest comprised of ancient and semi-natural woodland.