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Our course

Our master's programme will help you to establish a firm grounding in your chosen specialism and take your knowledge and skills to the next level.


Why study with us?

The University of Reading is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher Education, Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021).

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How you'll study

Through our high-quality fieldwork and research projects we train you to the highest standards as a preparation for professional employment or doctoral study. 

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Life in the Department

Join a vibrant and welcoming department situated on an award-winning campus. 

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Meet the team

Our community of staff includes internationally renowned and award-winning academics, recognised for the excellence of their teaching and research.



Read stories from our staff and students in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science.


Our researchers are tackling the most urgent global issues and helping to shape our future. They're combating challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, social inequalities, and poverty.

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Athena SWAN Silver Award