Geography and environmental science

A group of students collect samples of plant life from a salt marsh on the banks of a large estuary.
Gain the knowledge to explore global issues like social inequality, sustainability and climate change. Develop skills for careers in fields like environmental consultancy, and market research.

Discover how the interactions between people and their environments can help us understand the challenges faced by different societies. You'll explore topics like globalisation, climate change, environmental management, and use techniques like geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing. Our courses at Southampton offer a combination of theory-based learning with practical work, preparing you for the next steps in your career. Our graduates go on to work in organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England, and the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Top5

    Russell Group university for Geography and Environmental Science

    The Guardian University Guide 2023

  • Field trips in every year of study

  • 100%

    of Geography graduates in employment or further study within 15 months

    Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021

Geography and environmental science courses

Choose from a wide range of degrees in geography and environmental science.

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