Geography and Environment

Our students benefit from high-quality, research-informed teaching ensuring the very best learning experience. Studying one of our Geography courses at Loughborough University will prepare you for a wide range of exciting and diverse career opportunities.

Top 10 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies The Guardian University Guide 2022
Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience in Geography and Environmental Sciences The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
1st in the UK for Research Intensity Geography and Environmental Science Complete University Guide 2022

Geography and Environment at Loughborough

We offer modules that will develop your understanding of our rapidly changing planet. Through the interlinked strands of human and physical geography, our courses bridge the social sciences and natural sciences. With dedicated academic, research and support staff, we offer a fantastic learning environment.

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 degree is at the cutting-edge of scientific research and focused on some of the most important issues in society today.

Links with industry

All our courses offer the opportunity to complete a year on placement in the UK or abroad, or study at a European or international partner university. Students from Geography and Environment have a broad range of skills meaning that the placements they undertake are wide and varied.

In recent years our students have completed placements with BP, Volkswagen, Molson Coors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Bosch, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, National Grid, Renault, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency, Bedfordshire Police, Instron and Sky.

Geography and Environment students share their placement experiences


Modern facilities provide the perfect environment for all types of classes, with the latest technology and laboratory equipment available to carry out cutting-edge geographical research. There are also study areas where students can work independently or in groups.


All our eligible geography courses (BA Geography; BSc Geography; BSc Geography with Economics) are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).


The methods of teaching and learning we use vary from large lecture-based classes to seminars and practical classes, through to individual sessions with an academic advisor. Fieldcourses are available in a range of UK and overseas locations and in recent years these have included Ghana, Singapore, Paris, Namibia and Wales.