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 an excellent reputation

95% of research classed as 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)
Top 15 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Science (The Complete University Guide 2021)
11th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Sciences (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

We're proud of our quality teaching

We recognise that the quality of our teaching provides an unrivalled experience for our students. By studying in our School of Social Sciences and Humanities, you will be joining a diverse and stimulating academic community engaged in cutting-edge research.

We have over 30 academic staff, who are all leading international experts in their fields. We have an excellent international reputation for our research across different areas of physical and human geography.

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.

Take advantage of our new Geography and Environment Study Area

Enhance your learning in our redesigned and refurbished building which houses all academic teaching and research staff along with a host of state-of-the-art laboratories including:

  • River Science Laboratory
  • Environmental Change Laboratory
  • Analytical Laboratory
  • Ecology, Sediment and Soil Laboratories
  • Geospatial Laboratory