University of Exeter: Geography

University of Exeter

Ranked in the top 20 in the world, Geography at the University of Exeter offers a lively, thriving and innovative research environment at campuses in both Cornwall and Exeter. We attract funding from a wide-range of sources including research councils, charities, the UK government and industry, and we enjoy strong links with national and international research projects. Our research groups span the breadth of geography: Cultural and Historical Geographies; Environment and Sustainability; Nature, Materialities and Biopolitics; Space, Politics and Society; Environmental Change and Landscape and Ecosystem Dynamics. We are engaged in a number of interdisciplinary areas of research at the University including Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, Environmental Sciences and Earth System Science.

Geography on our Streatham Campus
We are one of the most successful Geography departments in the UK, with an excellent reputation for both our teaching and research. We continue to recruit world-leading academic staff at the forefront of their fields of research who are committed to bringing out the very best in our students. As a result, we attract high-quality, ambitious students from both the UK and abroad, who flourish in this inspirational environment.

On the Streatham Campus our degrees include MSc in Global Sustainability Solutions and our MRes Critical Human Geographies.

“I find working in a group of like-minded people motivating to achieve my goals and continue to pursue a career tackling issues regarding sustainability.”
Imogen, MSc Global Sustainability Solutions

Geography on our Penryn Campus
The Centre for Geography and Environmental Science on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall focuses on innovative teaching and cutting-edge research on humans’ impact on the natural world at a range of geographical scales, from local landscapes to global climate systems.

We offer several MSc degrees, including MSc Sustainable Development and MRes Sustainable Futures.

The Penryn Campus in Cornwall, is home to the University’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) –an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into impacts of environmental change and the mitigation and management of its effects.

"My favourite thing about the programme is the research skills that I have acquired in project designing. I’ve also really enjoyed the field trip to Newlyn fish market."
Evelyn, MSc Sustainable Development, Penryn Campus 

Geography at the University of Exeter is one of the UK's largest and most dynamic departments. With a base on the University's campuses in both Exeter and Cornwall, we are recognised worldwide for the excellence of our research.

Our lively and modern environment encourages fundamental and applied research which influences the very latest studies, understanding and advances in both human and physical geography and environmental studies. We are committed to continuing to pursue world class research across the Geography discipline and to providing outstanding research-informed teaching.

Our world-leading research spans the breadth of geography, addressing key global issues and shaping the future. It is organised around 6 groups, which are the cornerstone of our research culture. These groups act as hubs of activity by focusing and coordinating research activity, and by encouraging collaboration within and beyond the discipline.

Our facilities
Streatham Campus boasts many experimental and analytical laboratories for physical geography (radiometry; palynology; luminescence spectrometry; soil, sediment and water analysis). It also offers the £3.7 million Sediment Research Facility funded by the Science Research Investment Fund which provides additional laboratories, experimental facilities (flumes and rainfall simulators) and a wide range of state of the art analytical equipment.

These facilities are supported by a team of expert laboratory, research and computing technicians.

The Centre for Geography and Environmental Science on the Penryn Campus benefits from outstanding analytical and experimental laboratories for environmental change and process studies, including a high-performance computing facility and dedicated geographical information systems (GIS) suite for geographical modelling and remote sensing.

Our facilities are supported by an expert team of laboratory, research and computing technicians.

University of Exeter
College of Life and Environmental Science, Geography  
Tel: +44 [0]1392 72 5818

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