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Undergraduate study

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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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate 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

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 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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Into the Inferno ranked second amongst volcano films

21st July, 2022

 

Into the Inferno, co-directed by Professor Clive Oppenheimer, has been ranked second in this list of "the most epic, exploding-mountain movies ever made".

Premdeep Gill elected to RGS Council

12th July, 2022

 

PhD student, Prem Gill, has been elected by members of the Royal Geographical Society to the Council of the RGS as the Expedition and Fieldwork Councillor for the next three years.

The Council is responsible for the Society's governance and Prem joins a group of 21 elected members. As the Expedition and Fieldwork Councillor, Prem will lead the Expeditions and Fieldwork Committee, using his specific expertise to help guide members and Society staff.

Prem Gill is currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Gareth Rees, leading the "Seals from Space: the study of Antarctic pack-ice seals by remote sensing" priority project with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Britain is crumbling into the sea – but does it matter?

26th June, 2022

 

"Sea level rise is a massive inter-generational problem: our children and our grandchildren should not be the victims of poorly informed and short-termist decisions made now" says Tom Spencer, arguing for long-term strategic planning at the coast and contributing to the debate on what to do about coastal erosion, in The Telegraph , 25th June 2022.

Academic promotions

16th June, 2022

 

The Department is delighted by the success of colleagues who have been promoted in the current Academic Career Pathways exercise. The announcement has just been released in the Reporter.

Professor Emma Mawdsley has been promoted to Professor (Grade 12) and Dr Neil Arnold, Dr Michael Bravo, Dr Mia Gray, Dr David Nally, Dr Chris Sandbrook and Dr Gareth Rees have all been promoted to Professor, from October 2022.

This is a great tribute to their tremendous contributions to our collective endeavours, as well as recognition of the respect they command and the esteem in which they are held.

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