Geography and Environment

Geography and Environment offers a diverse portfolio of postgraduate teaching and research opportunities covering the full breadth of contemporary physical and human geography.

Why choose to study geography and environment with us?

We have a leading reputation

Top 15 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Science (The Complete University Guide 2020)
95% of research is classed as 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)
11th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Sciences (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

This is reflected in every single one of our degrees

...and research opportunities

Our academic staff are driving forward intellectual agendas in physical and human geography, as well as helping to shape national and international policy. This expertise ensures that the knowledge you are getting throughout your geography master's degree is at the cutting-edge of scientific research and focused on some of the most important issues in society today.

We'll help you to develop key skills sought by employers

Each master's degree which falls under our geography and environment subject area includes training and support to develop the key transferable skills and attributes required to continue into careers across a range of industries and sectors. On completion of their programme, many postgraduates have continued into roles with government agencies, not-forprofit organisations, the European Commission and the United Nations.

Clara Loveland

Clara Loveland

International Financial and Political Relations MSc

Not only is the programme diverse with a wide range of people from across various parts of the world; it offers a new insight into current world affairs giving me a different perspective and understanding.

We're passionate about 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.

There are lots of extra-curricular activities to get involved with

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.

Anthony Perrett

Anthony Perrett

PhD Student

We have a fantastic culture here, a close-knit, friendly community of very intelligent cultured and inclusive individuals all supporting each other

You'll have access to fantastic facilities

We are located inside a 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 also has a 16-hectare research forest comprised of ancient and semi-natural woodland.

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help geography students throughout their studies and fully-equip them for their future endeavours. As a student on one of our geography master's degrees you will 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.