Study the challenges facing the environment with our degrees covering both human and physical geography. Take advantage of our unique location, nearby to coasts, the countryside and major urban centres and join us on field trips around the world.

  • 6th in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies The Guardian University Guide 2019
  • 97% student satisfaction for the overall quality of the course Physical Geography, National Student Survey 2017
  • 96% go onto employment or further study within 6 months DLHE 2012-15

Accredited degrees

All of our standard Geography (non-specialist degrees) have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accreditation recognises programmes that deliver the geographical knowledge, understanding, skills, approaches and professional attributes expected of high-quality geography graduates, as recorded in the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.


Our geography degree programmes let you explore the full range of human, environmental and physical geography, all taught by staff who are actively researching in these areas.  These degrees combine both human and physical geography, and you will investigate grand challenges facing the environment including climate change, food security, development and biodiversity conservation.

Human Geography

Explore in depth the human dimensions of geography with our human geography degrees. Learn about a range of issues that span from local to global scales, including climate change and globalisation, and develop your practical skills during our exciting overseas fieldtrips which include the Brazilian Amazon, New York and Croatia.

Physical Geography

Learn about how environments have changed in the past, what controls the dynamics of environments in the present and how we can predict changes in the future with our physical geography degrees. Physical geography is a hands-on subject and you will acquire a wide range of laboratory and field skills relevant to your degree and future career.

Joint Honours

You can combine a geography degree with economics and study complementary aspects between the two subjects, including global consumption and geopolitics. Alternatively, we also offer the opportunity to combine modern languages with geography, in which you can study either French, German or Spanish in a four-year course that includes a placement year abroad.


Take your learning outside of the lecture theatre, as far afield as Iceland, Spain, Croatia, the Amazon rainforest or New York, with our exciting range of field courses. Our natural surroundings and international links help us to create amazing fieldwork experiences, spanning from half day excursions to week-long residential trips.

Study Abroad

Enhance your studies, boost your self-confidence and immerse yourself in the culture of another country as part of our exciting opportunities to study overseas. You have the opportunity of studying in either North America or Australasia in the second year of your degree, or in Europe for a shorter period through the Erasmus scheme.