Geography and environmental science

We are proud of our excellent reputation for teaching and research across human and physical geography and environmental science.

1st in London for human and social geography

National Student Survey 2018

Join us to learn alongside people who are committed to making a difference in the world.

Students and researchers benefit from our exceptional laboratory facilities and exciting fieldwork opportunities. We have links with organisations ranging from local community groups to the Natural History Museum to UNESCO.

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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)

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School of Geography

Join us and work alongside academics who are committed to world-leading research. From climate change to development to questions of culture, identity and social justice, our research – and therefore your studies – touch upon some of society’s biggest and most pressing challenges.

The School of Geography is one of the top 100 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018). Human and social geography at Queen Mary was ranked first in London with 91 per cent student satisfaction, while physical geography and environmental science ranked second (National Student Survey 2017).

Thanks to our local, national and international links, you’ll have opportunities to work with community groups, environmental trusts and charities, applying your knowledge to real-world problems.

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