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Geography courses

At Hull, geography is part of the School of Environmental Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


At Hull, you’ll be studying in one of the UK’s leading centres for Geography. Our internationally renowned staff specialise in major issues, from globalisation and renewable energy to mass extinctions and climate change.

Physical Geography is Top 10 in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction and joint 1st for Value Added .

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Geography BA

    Get to grips with complex social, economic and political processes with our BA Geography degree course. Apply today to begin developing your understanding.

  • Earth and Environmental Science

    Designed for geoscientists with a passion to drive an environmentally-sensitive future, this degree will prepare you for a career in the wide range of Earth and Environmental Science industries.

  • Environmental Science

    Now more than ever, we need scientists who understand the forces shaping our planet. That's where you come in. Choose this degree, and from day one you'll tackle real problems, find real solutions and start making a real difference to the world.

  • Geography BSc

    Uncover the dynamic processes allied with human & physical geography with our BSc Geography degree. Apply today to begin developing your new skills.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Flood Risk Management

    This pioneering new MSc programme builds on the University of Hull's expertise around the drivers and impacts of flood hazards to understand the application of innovative new approaches to flood risk management and equip you for a career in the expanding flood risk sector.

  • MSc in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment

    There's no better place study an MSc in Offshore Wind Energy - the Humber Estuary in particular is now the globally leading location for offshore wind development and employment.

  • MSc in Renewable Energy

    One of the only Masters in the UK specifically designed to train you as a project manager or resource analyst for the renewables sector.

Postgraduate Research


Postgraduate research scholarships

The University of Hull is a member of the prestigious White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, with funded scholarships available in interdisciplinary pathways spanning the Social Sciences.

ESRC White Rose DTP

See all of our PhD Scholarships


What do our students do on their field trips?

Find out with our up-close-and-personal video filmed in Spain with our second-year students.

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Our students have the world at their feet – literally. There is a strong focus on field trips to destinations in the UK and overseas, and there's the option to spend a year at one of our partner universities abroad. Our geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.


We place a strong focus on field trips, both in the UK and abroad. Recent field course destinations have included Iceland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Malawi and Morocco. All core trips are included in the cost of your tuition.

Wind turbines

Physical Geography is Top 10 in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction† and is also ranked 1st in the UK for Value Added‡.


Our geography and environmental studies research is ranked 3rd in the UK for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014). So you can rest assured that teaching here is done by leading experts in the field.


There’s a whole raft of stimulating careers open to geography graduates: roles including environmental officer, energy analyst and resource geologist, to name just a few. The skills you'll pick up will also equip you for the wider jobs market – from management to the media. Many of our students choose to progress to postgraduate study, including teacher training and research degrees.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA July 2022.

95.4% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*

Fieldwork mountains

Fieldwork: explore your world

From local day trips, to residential courses in Europe, Africa, and Asia, we offer a diverse and stimulating range of fieldwork.

They build your skills in our disciplines, whilst also introducing you to the places, people and processes that make up the world in which we live.


Our research

We're recognised as a leading centre for research into human and physical environments and Earth sciences. And we conduct internationally excellent research that addresses key challenges facing our world.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.


(8th) National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only

The Guardian University Rankings 2023