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Geography and Environmental Science at Southampton provides a dynamic window onto the changing natural and social environments that comprise our world. You will engage directly with key contemporary issues - such as globalisation, climate change, environmental management and cultural transformation - whilst also developing valuable analytical and communication skills. Whichever course you choose, you will find flexibility to tailor your module choices to your academic interests.

Our programmes of study are each delivered by staff at the forefront of their respective fields and our undergraduate Geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG.

93% of BA Geography and BSc Geography students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2018.

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BA Geography | L700

Choose from a range of modules exploring the cultural and socioeconomic factors influencing the dynamic between people and the environment.

Visit the BSc Geography course page

BSc Geography | F800

This programme is designed for students interested in the physical and natural sciences aspects of geography.

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BSc Environmental Science

Specialising in one of four pathways, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to tackle to complex major environmental challenges of the twenty-first century

MEnvSci Environmental Science

MEnvSci Environmental Science

This four-year integrated masters provides a route for advanced specialisation via one of our four pathways, as well as a masters-level research project and work placement

Science Foundation Year

Science Foundation Year

Providing you a route to an Environmental Science degree if you do not have the traditional entry requirements

Related programmes

BSc Population and Geography field trip to Ghana
BSc Population and Geography field trip to Ghana

BSc Population and Geography | L701 | 3 years1

This programme provides a unique opportunity to explore the population issues central to many of today’s national and global challenges. 

BSc Geology with Physical Geography | F6F8 | 3 years2

This course will suit you if you have a background in Geography and would like to focus your studies on geological processes.

BSc Oceanography with Physical Geography | F7F8 | 3 years2

Choose this interdisciplinary degree to develop your understanding of our marine environment and how it interacts with the Earth’s processes.


1 Administered by Economic, Social and Political Science

2 Administered by Ocean and Earth Sciences

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