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School of Geography and Environmental Science

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From global environmental change to economic transformation, our community is actively involved in researching and understanding the major issues affecting our planet.

We work with industry and governments to address key problems such as social and health inequality and biodiversity and habitat loss. Our school is home to the WorldPop research group, GeoData consultancy and a diverse range of staff working across human and physical geography. We host The Centre for Environmental Science, a collaborative enterprise, and offer consultancy in fields such as spatial data infrastructures and handling, environmental impact and ecological assessment, and carbon footprinting.

Our school

Explore everything we do, from taught courses and research, to news, events and policies.
Geography and environmental science research groups
Our groups, centres and institutes

Research groups, centres and institutes bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems.

  • Bronze Athena SWAN award

    We've been recognised for our ongoing commitment to addressing gender equality

  • 1st
    in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction

    National Student Survey 2020

  • Strong industry and business links

    We work closely with businesses and governments to apply our expertise to real world challenges

Welcome to the School of Geography and Environmental Science. It's a great place to study, work or collaborate with, on some of the most pressing challenges that society and the planet face.
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