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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.

  • 1st
    in the Russell Group for overall satisfaction

    National Student Survey 2020

  • Field trips in every year of study
  • Over 93%
    of students in work or further study within 6 months

    Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey

Geography and environmental science courses

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

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Study highlights

Our research makes a difference


My big interests lie in quantitative health geography. I use maps and data to identify areas where people may struggle to access food or healthcare services.
Associate Professor
I uncover the ways in which human life is affecting our coasts and shorelines.
Associate Professor


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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