School of Geographical Sciences building

The school is recognised as one of the world's leading geography departments for its research and teaching in environmental processes, environmental systems and human sciences.

More about the school
Cityscape at dusk

We are one of only two UK geography departments to have been ranked in the top category (5*) in every UK national research assessment exercise that has been held.

Our research expertise
Research in low temperature lab

Our innovative courses and programmes provide a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can thrive.

Courses and programmes
Digital atlas exhibition

A digital exhibition of rare and valuable atlases dating from 1574 to the 1970s in collaboration with the University's Special Collections archive.

Atlas exhibition
Cabot Institute

The school has strong links with the Cabot Institute which brings together world-class expertise to tackle the challenges of uncertain environmental change.

Cabot Institute

Did you know?

  • We are one of only two UK geography departments to have been ranked in the top category (5*) in every UK national research assessment exercise that has been held
  • Our researchers are expert contributors to the UK's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Research

Research

Our research can be characterised in terms of the global significance of the physical and social scientific questions we address.

Our teaching programmes reflect our research expertise, providing leading edge, innovative courses taught by leaders in their respective fields.

Research groups Research publications