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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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Cambridge top for Geography & Environmental Science in the Complete University Guide 2019

25th April, 2018

 

We are pleased to announce that the University of Cambridge has again come top for Geography and Environmental Science in the Complete University Guide 2019. The University has ranked top for Geography since 2009.

2018 Open Days

21st May, 2018

 

The 2018 Department of Geography Open Days will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July.

Come along and find out what it is like to study with us!

CRASSH Faculty Research Group funds for GENUS

24th May, 2018

 

Dr Lemanski has successfully received funds to run a CRASSH Faculty Research Group for the 2018-19 academic year, for the newly-launched Global Energy Nexus in Urban Settlements research group (GENUS). The funds will enable GENUS to meet regularly, to invite outside speakers, consolidate existing links, and extend their interests to new scholars and research projects.

Controls can help prevent hunting having an evolutionary impact

24th May, 2018

 

An international team of researchers, including the Department's Professor Ulf Büntgen, studied the hunting of Alpine ibex, finding that due to tight regulations the hunting wasn't causing an evolutionary effect. Whilst ibex with longer than average horns are more likely to be shot than animals of the same age with shorter horns, tight hunting regulations meant that hunters tend to shoot as few animals as possible, and so too few are taken to cause an evolutionary effect.

Dr Lemanski awarded British Academy 'Writing Workshops' grant

21st May, 2018

 

Dr Charlotte Lemanski has been awarded a British Academy Writing Workshop Award, to run a workshop on 'Governing for Urban Inclusion' in collaboration with Dr Richard Ballard from the Gauteng City Regional Observatory in South Africa.

The workshop will take place towards the end of 2018 in Johannesburg, and will enable early-career scholars situated in South Africa to receive academic support in developing an article for submission to an international peer-review journal, as well as advice related to securing grants, and developing policy-briefs related to research.

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  • 29th May 2018:
    Doing social science in the most populated country in the world: how does one get representative results?. Details…
    Fieldwork Seminar: Methodologies in the 'field'
  • 29th May 2018:
    Biodiversity offsetting and the construction of ‘equivalent natures’: a Marxist critique. Details…
    Political Ecology Group meetings
  • 29th May 2018:
    160 years of occupational structure: Late Imperial China and its regions. Details…
    Quantitative History Seminar
  • 30th May 2018:
    The Kabyle Diaspora's Politics; Articulating Nativism and Indigeneity in France. Details…
    Infrastructural Geographies - Department of Geography
  • 5th June 2018:
    Asking about poverty and injustice: Managing others' expectations and keeping emotional health during fieldwork in Mexico. Details…
    Fieldwork Seminar: Methodologies in the 'field'
  • 5th June 2018:
    To be confirmed. Details…
    Political Ecology Group meetings
  • 5th June 2018:
    Environmental shocks and demographic consequences in England: 1280-1325 and 1580-1640 compared. Details…
    The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure - seminar series
  • 12th June 2018:
    Transforming global “win-win” discourse. Details…
    Political Ecology Group meetings
  • 13th June 2018:
    ‘We are tax-paying citizens, we deserve attention’: Karachi’s upper-middle class and the politics of governance. Details…
    Infrastructural Geographies - Department of Geography
  • 19th June 2018:
    Local perceptions of Justice and Natural Resources in a Mexican fishing community. Details…
    Political Ecology Group meetings
  • More seminars…