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Undergraduate study

Geography is one of the most exciting subjects to study at university. We live in an interdependent world caught up in chains of events which span the globe. We depend upon an increasingly fragile physical environment, whose complex interactions require sophisticated analysis and sensitive management.

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Graduate study

The Department has a large community of postgraduate students. Many are working for the PhD degree, awarded on the basis of individual research and requiring three years of full-time study. The Department of Geography also runs a range of Masters/MPhil courses.

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People in the Department

The Department's staff publish regularly in hundreds of separate publications, and attract research funding from a wide variety of sources.

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Research groups

Research in the Department of Geography, arranged across six Thematic Research Groups and two Institutes, covers a broad range of topics, approaches, and sites of study. Our expertise, individually and in collaboration, is both conceptual and applied.

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Geography launches new alumni webpages

21st July, 2017

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new alumni webpages. These pages combine news, memories, photographs of Geography throughout the years and information on alumni benefits.

Do you have memories of your time at Cambridge Geography or updates on your activities since graduating that you'd like to share? Are there things that you'd like us to include in our alumni engagement programme? Let us know!

Webinar: Resources to implement nature based flood defence

19th July, 2017

 

On Thursday 20 July, Department Lecturer Iris Moeller will be appearing as part of a webinar on The MI-SAFE package: Resources to implement nature based flood defence. She will be discussing her work on the FAST (Foreshore Assessment Using Space Technology) project and the new MI-SAFE technology which combines existing and new earth observation data for coasts worldwide to estimate the contribution of vegetated foreshores towards coastal flood and erosion risk reduction.

Interview: Cities and Resilient Urban Economies

18th July, 2017

 

Head of Department Professor Ash Amin talks 'Cities' at a British Academy workshop on 'Resilient Urban Economies' with Dr Tatiana Thieme, Department alumna and ex-staff member. The interview explores unregulated city growth, the economic power of cities and the future of urban living.

Natura Urbana wins at NaturVision Film Festival

17th July, 2017

 

The documentary film 'Natura Urbana', directed by Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography Matthew Gandy won the 'German Biodiversity Film Award' at the NaturVision Film Festival in Ludwigsburg this weekend. The award is for the film which 'highlights the issue of biodiversity most impressively and intelligibly'. The film forms part of Professor Gandy's ERC-funded project Rethinking Urban Nature.

Congratulations to Professor Gandy and all the ERC-RUN team!

Antarctic ice-shelf break-up

14th July, 2017

 

A paper published this week in the Annals of Glaciology, by an international team including Alison Banwell and Ian Willis, identifies the causes of crack formation and propagation on the McMurdo Ice shelf, Antarctica, where they have recently been undertaking fieldwork. Eventually this rift will result in the calving of an iceberg from the ice shelf, through a similar process to that which enabled the large iceberg to break-off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, a few days ago. As the climate warms it is possible that such ice shelf calving events will become larger and more frequent.

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