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Department of Geography


Prospective undergraduates

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. These issues present intellectual and practical challenges of the first importance and they are amongst the central problems of modern geography.

The Department regularly scores at the top of national and international University league tables.

I love the fact that I can have so much diversity within the first year of my degree to really get a sense of the difference between geography at school and university before having to pick specific areas of interest. I like how in the morning I can be in a lecture about environmental change during the Quaternary and in the afternoon writing an essay about how race and ethnicity have affected the modern city. (Maddie, First year student)

Course guide

From polar studies to poverty reduction, we deliver research-led, stimulating teaching.

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Explore Geography at Cambridge in video

Find out more about the Geography course at Cambridge.

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How to apply

An overview of how to apply to study Geography at Cambridge.

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Careers for geographers

Skills developed by our course are greatly sought-after by top employers in many fields.

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Student profiles

See what a few of our students have to say about Geography at Cambridge.

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Field trips

Fieldwork forms an integral part of the Cambridge Geography experience.

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A week in the life at Cambridge

What's life like at Cambridge? Read about a typical student week.

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The dissertation

3rd year students submit a 10,000-word dissertation. See where our students have been.

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Cam Uni Geographical Society

CUGS is the student-run society for Geography students at the University of Cambridge.

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Contact us

If you have any enquiries about undergraduate study in the Department, do contact us.

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