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Environment and Geography

Welcome to the Department of Environment and Geography. 

We host an active and stimulating academic community inside our modern building with state-of-the-art facilities, which features a stunning living wall. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

£12.5m facilities

Our superb state-of-the-art building contains purpose-built labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms and features a spectacular living wall.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.


Our BSc and MEnv courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences, in recognition of the quality of our teaching.

Our courses

All our courses are are multidisciplinary, and available with a placement year, so you can gain valuable real-world insight and experience that will set you apart from other graduates.

If you choose a placement year, you'll receive ongoing support from a dedicated support team with strong sector links. Through our peer-to-peer placement mentoring programme, returning placement students will give you hints and tips on how to secure a placement, and what being on placement is actually like.

Environment, Economics and Ecology courses at York offer an interdisciplinary approach that emphasises the ecological principles and human interactions which underlie environmental management. All the following courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Our courses provide an integrated approach to physical and environmental geography, essential in addressing global environmental challenges. All the following courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Understand the science underpinning the major issues such as climate change, air pollution and water quality. All the following courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Human Geography and Environment explores both natural and socio-economic elements of geography. You'll gain the practical knowledge and skills to address real world problems on a global scale.

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Free online courses

Discover how environmental research can inform how we respond to and solve the major global environmental issues of today.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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