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Our courses

Our degree courses cover topics including climate change, sustainability, global justice and development.


Why study with us?

A degree in geography or environmental science opens the door to a large number of careers. Learn from internationally recognised academics and gain practical experience on study trips in the UK and abroad.


How you'll study

You'll learn from experts in the field through lectures, practical classes, fieldwork and small-group tutorials. We also offer a variety of placement opportunities where you can gain real-world experience.
Students photographed conducting field work on a trip to Almeria

Field classes

Develop critical skills in field techniques, observation skills, data analysis and presentation both in national and international field classes.


Life in the Department

Join a welcoming, supportive community, where you'll have opportunities to get to know fellow students in field classes and group work, as well as at events hosted by the student-run GeogSoc.



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.

Athena SWAN Silver Award