Welcome to Geography, Geology and the Environment
The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment is based in the William Smith Building which is at the heart of one of the most attractive campus universities in Britain, with an aim to provide an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary teaching and research.
The School prides itself on the approachability and quality of its staff and has a strong commitment to providing high quality educational programmes, with a nationally leading reputation for innovation in teaching, recognised by many awards, invited talks and teaching innovation grants. Staff within the School have strong connections with the Higher Education Academy and have an impressive track record of receiving grants for developing innovative teaching activities and pedagogical research.
Our teaching activities encompass undergraduate degree programmes in natural sciences, environmental science and sustainability, ecology and conservation, geography, geology, as well as a 4-year undergraduate masters course, MGeology. We also offer three postgraduate Masters programmes: an MSc in Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology, an MSc in Geoscience Research and an MSc/MA in Geographical and Environmental Research.
The School has close links with the Faculty Research Office to provide an excellent research infrastructure, with many staff pursuing internationally recognised research as part of the Geography, Geology and Environment Research Centre. Research within the School covers a huge breadth, including social, cultural and physical geography, geology, geochemistry, applied and environmental geophysics, and environmental science and environment and sustainability. Additionally, the School has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for commitment to recruiting and progressing women in science, engineering and technology (SET).
Professor Chris Fogwill
Head of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
*Accreditation is dependent on the degree route and modules taken