Department of Environment and Geography

We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues. Find out more about our department. To mark the Global Climate Strike the image above shows Ed Hawkin's climate stripes for the UK for the years 1884 to 2018. The country (and the planet) are heating up. The stripes are constructed using data from the Met Office. You can read more details about them here

Tributes to Dr Richard Payne & Beth Fields

Everyone at the Department is enormously saddened by the news regarding Richard Payne's fatal accident in the Himalayas in May 2019. Our thoughts remain with Richard's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Read our tribute to Richard.

We were devastated to hear of the untimely death of our student, Beth Fields, in September 2019, and offer our heartfelt condolences to all who knew her. See our tribute to Beth here.

Undergraduate study

Two students conducting field research outside.

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Postgraduate study

A postgraduate student looking through a microscope in a laboratory.

Meet our students

Katre, BSc, Environment, Economics and Ecology

'I really like how my degree is so relevant in today's world'

KatreBSc Environment, Economics and Ecology

'The supervisors are extremely supportive and it was amazing to meet like-minded students. This MSc opened doors for me and I look forward to pursuing a career in marine conservation.'

Kayleigh, MSc Marine Environmental Management

What do our graduates go on to do?

Our research

Students collecting data at the edge of a lake.

Athena Swan

We have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award. Find out more.

Athena Swan Bronze Award