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Why Study Environment and Geography at York?

Here are just some of the many reasons why you should choose York to study an Environment and Geography degree:

  • 96% of our research activity is "internationally recognised" (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • We placed in the top ten Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (2022). We are delighted to be ranked 2nd for student satisfaction in Human Geographical Sciences, 3rd for Environmental Sciences, and 8th for Human Geography.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for field trips and study overseas, including our annual field trip to Tenerife.
  • Our staff are very active in topical research areas and sit on international and national committees, demonstrating the recognition of our work at the highest level.
  • We have strong links to global policy makers such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organisation.
  • We have a track record of providing a springboard to a wide range of careers and postgraduate research.
  • As well as our own range of degrees, we can offer modules from other University departments, giving you an even greater amount of flexibility and choice.
  • We have a friendly and inclusive community, and our undergraduate students are actively encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects within the Department
  • We have strong links with other organisations such as the Food and Environment Research Agency and the Stockholm Environment Institute which means we are able to offer a rich learning environment for our undergraduate students.
  • Our Environmental Science degrees are accredited by Institution of Environmental Sciences as well as CHES (The Committee for Heads of Environmental Sciences)

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Field work in Tenerife