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School of Geography

Research in the School of Geography

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University provides an intellectually vibrant research environment for undertaking and disseminating research of the highest standard across the science, social science and humanities strands of the discipline. It is internationally recognized as a world-leading centre of theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded and politically-engaged research in geography and environmental science.

We are committed to advancing knowledge and understanding, to pursuing meaningful and effective collaboration and public engagement, local, nationally and internationally, and to fostering a supportive, collegial and inclusive research environment based on mutual respect and concern for the welfare of all staff and students.

We were positioned fifth in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (books and articles), and 11th overall in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the nation-wide assessment of the quality of research across all departments and schools in all UK universities. Eighty per cent of our research outputs were rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), and we remain one of the top 100 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

Since 2014, the School has continued to flourish through our vibrant postdoctoral and postgraduate community, innovative externally funded research projects and public impact initiatives. We are recognised by AHRC, ESRC and NERC funding for full- and part-time postgraduate studentships