Welcome to the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Keele is internationally renowned for its teaching and research excellence in sustainability science. Our undergraduate programmes provide rigorous and engaging subject-specific knowledge to equip students with the skills to address the challenges and opportunities of global sustainability.

Holdsworth_Clare 300px Our teaching activities encompass undergraduate degree programmes in Ecology and ConservationEnvironmental ScienceEnvironment and SustainabilityGeography, and Geology. Students also have the option of four-year undergraduate masters courses in Ecology and Conservation, and Geology. We offer one-year postgraduate masters programmes in Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Sustainability and Green TechnologyGeoscience Research, and Human Geography and Sustainability Research.

Research within the School incorporates an inclusive approach to sustainability science; including social, cultural and physical geography, geology, geochemistry, applied and environmental geophysics, ecology and environmental science.

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. 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 Clare Holdsworth
Head of School

Accreditations, Memberships and Partnerships

We currently have partnerships with a number of professional bodies who offer a number of important exemptions from their professional exams.

The Geological Society IEMA accreditation IES accreditation Royal Geographical Society Athena Swan

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
William Smith Building
Keele University