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Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

About the department

With three key subject areas – Geography, Earth Science and Environmental Science – our Department bridges the gap between human society and the physical environment.

Our research seeks to develop solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems, such as the climate crisis, human health and wellbeing, food security, biodiversity loss, renewable energy and creating a more sustainable future. By working within and across disciplines, we help to tackle these global challenges and deliver societal and economic impact.

This world-leading activity supports our research-led teaching, the quality of which is nationally recognised. We offer the following degrees: BA Geography, BSc Geography, BSc Earth Science and BSc Environmental Science, all of which have Foundation Year and Study Abroad options.

Head of department

Professor Graham Ferrier

Professor Graham Ferrier


Cohen Flume Tank Laboratory

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Take a 360-degree look at facilities such as our flume lab, where you'll gain skills to help you understand how geological systems work.

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Our internationally leading research focuses on the interdependencies and interactions within and between physical and human environments at all spatial scales and across time-periods stretching from the Precambrian to the present day.

We have the first Earth Sciences programme in the UK to launch a Sustainability Award. Your learning is grounded in helping to secure the future of our planet.
We were ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014), so you'll be taught by recognised experts who will use their research to introduce you to the cutting edge of emerging geographical arguments.
Environmental Science students can apply for free student membership of The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), and for a fast-track route to membership after graduation.