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School of Geography

Considering applying to study Geography or Environmental Science?

Here’s 5 reasons why you should study with us at Queen Mary University of London!

  • Study pressing global issues

Geography and Environmental Science’s unique concern with how our social and physical environment interact puts it at the forefront of many pressing global challenges, including climate change, sustainable development, international migration, and global health. The study of Geography or Environmental Science allows you to study a subject where you can really make a difference.

  • Topical, research-informed teaching

The School is very proud of having led on the research that underpinned the UK Living Wage Campaign as well as having conducted research on how coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean, developing resources relating to abortion, and contributing to a pioneering lowland rewilding project, to name a few! You’ll benefit from working with academic staff whose research sits at the cutting edge of the discipline and who bring this expertise to the classroom. Together, our commitment to progressive change and to a ‘hands on’ geographical education equips our students with a uniquely geographical way of seeing and understanding the world and a broad skill set that is highly sought after by employers.

  • Breadth of topics

At the School of Geography, we offer a range of undergraduate programmes which include a vast range of optional modules providing you with the opportunity to tailor your studies around your individual interests. We have recently launched our BA in Global Development which includes modules from three other schools, too, making it a great option if you’re looking for an interdisciplinary programme!

  • Engage with the world around you

We think it is important to apply your knowledge from the classroom in the real world and that’s why some of our modules include fieldtrips and opportunities to conduct real research. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and our Field Suite enable you to undertake teaching and research on areas as diverse as pollutants concentration, river systems, greenhouses gases and the environment, and sediment and fossil analysis.


  • The world is your oyster – career prospects and employability

A degree in Geography or Environmental Science gives you a unique range of subject-specific and transferable skills, including data collection and analysis, the interpretation and evaluation of complex ideas and evidence, and individual and group project management, problem solving and communication. Recent graduates have found work at Deloitte, KPMG, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the United Nations, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, The BBC and the Solar Impulse Foundation, to name a few.

Discover our programmes

If you have any questions about our programmes, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



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