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Geography and Environmental Science

Everyone could be the one who saves our seas from pollution

Queen Mary Environmental Sciences academics have revealed that nearly one in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion. Could you be the next one to save our seas from pollution? We like to think so.

Why Geography and Environmental Science?

The School of Geography at QMUL is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. With courses in both human and physical geography as well as our BSc in environmental science, we offer students the opportunity to explore, discover and engage with the world around them.

Geography at QMUL encompasses both the human and physical aspects of the discipline. Our programmes offer you not only the chance to develop a uniquely geographical way of seeing and understanding the world and the analytical skills so sought after by employers, but also the opportunity to specialise in key areas of the subject, including globalisation and development, culture and identity, global health, Earth surface processes and environmental management. Our diverse choice of modules and means that you can tailor an exciting, varied degree to fit your interests. Independent research and a substantial international fieldwork programme offer you the chance to put what you have learnt into practice too.

Environmental Science at QMUL combines the expertise within the School of Geography and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. From ecology, biodiversity and conservation to river science, environmental engineering and remote sensing, you will undertake core skills training across subject areas at the heart of the discipline. After developing your research techniques both in the field and the laboratory, you’ll also work individually with staff to undertake your own research.


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Work alongside academics who are committed to making a difference in the world. From climate change, sustainability and environmental management to development, global health and questions of culture, identity and social justice, our research – and therefore your studies – reach out and touch upon some of society’s biggest and most pressing challenges. We collaborate with many national and international organisations from the Environment Agency to UNESCO. We also partner with a wide range of organisations, including, the V&A Museum of Childhood, The Museum of the Home, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the Natural History Museum, and many more. All of which will offer you valuable experience and exposure to experts.”

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Take your learning outside the classroom

You’ll have the opportunity to take your learning out into the real world too*, in such exciting and diverse destinations such as the USA, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Canada, Croatia or South Africa. As well, of course, as closer to home destinations in London and the UK. In your third year, you’ll also have an amazing opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution. This will increase your cultural awareness, and give you a huge advantage, when you enter the job market

*(ONLINE ONLY for 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation, with plans to resart in the future).

My degree has a big emphasis on career development, which helps me enhance my CV skills. There are also lots of volunteering opportunities at Queen Mary, and the School of Geography has excellent links with geographical institutions, such as the Geographical Association or the Royal Geographical Society with IBG.
— Aqeeb Akram , Geography BA (2018)
I chose QMUL as I wanted to be at the forefront of research in the environmental field, and studying environmental science in the capital city has proved to be invaluable.
— William Flynn, Environmental Science (2018)

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