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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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Ron Martin named as Highly Cited Researcher 2018

6th December, 2018

 

Professor Ron Martin has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018, appearing among the top 1% most cited authors on global research interface Web of Science.

Institute Associate Professor Kevin Edwards awarded the Coppock Research Medal

30th November, 2018

 

SPRI Institute Associate Professor Kevin Edwards was awarded the Coppock Research Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, along with Honorary Fellowship of the Society, in a ceremony held in Perth on 21 November.

The Medal is the Society's "highest research-specific award, awarded for an outstanding contribution to geographical knowledge through research and publication" and was presented by Prof. Charles Withers of Edinburgh University, Geographer Royal for Scotland.

In his citation, Prof. Withers stated that the Medal was conferred for "ground-breaking and joined-up contributions to fields such as palynology, archaeology and geography."

Brexit and the Arctic

30th November, 2018

 

Richard Powell is speaking on 30 November 2018 in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for International Studies about the UK's new 'Defence Arctic Strategy'.

New homes at risk of coastal flooding

29th November, 2018

 

In a letter to The Guardian, Professor Tom Spencer calls for more joined-up thinking, and action, to the threat posed to coastal areas by climate change as reported in the UK Climate Projections 2018. In particular, he notes that between 2005 and 2014, over 15,000 buildings were built in coastal areas at significant risk of coastal flooding and/or erosion, with as many as 90,000 being built in the next 5 years if targets are met.

Root and Branch: Bhaskar Vira in Cam magazine

26th November, 2018

 

Professor Bhaskar Vira is featured in the latest Cam Magazine explaining how natural has economic, practical and spiritual benefits.

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Cambridge Geography 1919-2019

The Cambridge Geography Tripos turns 100 in 2019. We are celebrating with a programme including a Centenary Lecture Series, London public panel and Alumni Celebration Day. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events soon.

  • 23rd January 2019:
    Public Lecture: Can we save nature by selling it?. Details…
    Department of Geography - Distinguished International Fellows
  • 29th January 2019:
    The role of the Arctic in the development of Soviet climate science. Details…
    Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics research seminars at SPRI
  • 31st January 2019:
    Climate change and water security in Africa. Details…
    Department of Geography - main Departmental seminar series
  • 7th February 2019:
    Bloody Geography: injured bodies and the spaces of modern war. Details…
    Centenary Lecture Series, Department of Geography
  • 20th February 2019:
    ARCTIC CULT. Details…
    ERC Research Presentations, Department of Geography
  • 27th February 2019:
    Urban ecologies: governing nonhuman life in global cities. Details…
    ERC Research Presentations, Department of Geography
  • 5th March 2019:
    'As Far North As Whale Hunters Go': The Medieval Arctic Environment, Experienced and Imagined. Details…
    Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics research seminars at SPRI
  • 7th March 2019:
    Stratigraphical discourse in the Anthropocene: towards a more critical geographical tradition. Details…
    Centenary Lecture Series, Department of Geography
  • 12th March 2019:
    Mittimatalik Arnait Miqsuqtuit Collective and the Art of Sealskin Sewing. Details…
    Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics research seminars at SPRI
  • 14th May 2019:
    Critical Geopolitics of the Polar Regions: An Inter-American Perspective. Details…
    Histories, Cultures, Environments and Politics research seminars at SPRI