Geography and Environment

We are one of the UK’s leading centres for Geography with a passion to explore the physical and human world.

In our 2014 REF results, 100% of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students and we are 5th in the UK for the quality of our publications. Geography at Southampton now ranks 6th in the UK on the key ‘research intensity’ metric, a significant rise since the last research assessment exercise in 2008.

Our NSS 2014 score for overall student satisfaction has risen for the fourth year in a row to 91% along with substantially improved assessment and feedback ratings.

A lively community in the pursuit of excellence

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Geography at the University of Southampton is a lively community of around 600 students and 70 staff, pursuing excellence in geographical research & teaching.

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Providing a supportive environment for success

Geography undergraduate prospectus

We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment set in a pleasant, landscaped campus. Click below to view the undergraduate programmes prospectus.

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  • 2015/01/29

    Pursuing a major advance in environmental sensing

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    New data model gives insight into youth smoking variation across England

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An international leader in geographical research

Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton is a leading centre of geographical research, both nationally and internationally, with excellent facilities, a strong publication record, and a thriving research culture.

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Read our news, from international success for student entrepreneurs to the eating habits of prehistoric man

Addressing critical changes in today's world

Our academics are involved in research impacting on all aspects of society with key collaborations including ESRC for the census programme.

Making global impact online publication

View the Geography and Environment research publication

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