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Geography and Environmental Science


Geography and Environmental Science engages directly with many contemporary concerns including globalisation, climate change, environmental management and cultural transformation.

Our students are part of a transformative, dynamic and supportive community where our staff and students work in partnership to explore and address the greatest social and environmental challenges facing our world today and into the future. We are really proud that Geography at Southampton is ranked 5th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2022 (Geography & Environmental Studies). Our students are academically challenged through the application of the latest world-leading research and supported by a community who are focused on ensuring our students reach their full potential.

Our innovative BA and BSc Geography undergraduate degree programmes are both accredited by Royal Geographical Society with IBG and are delivered by recognised experts, allowing you to gain valuable transferable skills that enhance your employability. Our Environmental Science options are interdisciplinary degrees that you can tailor to develop specialist knowledge and skills. All of our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in fields ranging from environmental consultancy, financial services and market research through to local government, public policy and education.

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Studying abroad

We offer a range of international exchanges for our students and to overseas students interested in coming to the UK to study with us.

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Our students

From fieldtrips to studying abroad, find out what our students think about studying with us.

Careers and employability

Career paths

We provide a range of support as well as placement opportunities to help your career path.

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Southampton has provided me the opportunity to travel; be it as part of the Study Abroad exchange programme, the many diverse field trips within my course in BSc Geography or those offered from various societies across the University.
Tasha WallumBSc Geography
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The Geography department and combined Oceanography department were very strong, particularly in terms of research, which I thought would give me a fantastic platform for my academia alongside the opportunity to become involved in extracurricular activities.
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