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Study Geography and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University offers high quality courses taught in specialist labs and workshops.

Studying for a Geography and Environmental Sciences related undergraduate or postgraduate degree with Northumbria University will give you the opportunity to investigate the wide range of economic, environmental, social, political and cultural processes impacting upon today's world and help develop solutions to these problems.  

Our courses will heighten your awareness of issues such as climate change, poverty, wealth generation, migration and cultural diversity. You will also learn about globalisation, trade, employment, technology, crime and regeneration, management challenges (of environmental and human resources) and the sustainable future of our planet.

The courses are designed to allow you to develop the skills that employers tell us they want you to have, whilst developing an informed concern about the earth and society. With annual field trips, guest lectures, employer-led CV workshops, placements and lots more, you’ll have access to recruitment representatives from a wide range of companies.
You’ll learn using first-class facilities in dedicated laboratories – come and see them for yourself at one of our Open Days.
With high quality skills-based, accredited programmes and a supportive learning environment, we're confident you'll feel right at home studying with us! 

Geography is a very broad subject that spans a number of different disciplines. While much of the knowledge and skills acquired on the course are interchangeable, many modules have required me to develop a variety of new and unique skills. Studying such a diverse variety of modules has required a lot of effort but has been a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Bradley Sparkes, Geography

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Undergraduate Study

We offer a wide range of undergraduate programmes from Environmental Management to Physical Geography, designed to give you an edge in your future career. Our programmes are professionally focused and offer an optional placement year and field trips. With extensive professional accreditation across all of our courses, our undergraduate programmes will provide the ideal foundation for work or further study.

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Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduate programmes from Disaster Management and Sustainable Development to Environmental Health have been specially tailored for the next stage for your academic career to either deepen your knowledge of your chosen field, changing career direction or taking a step towards professional status.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning offers the opportunity to study wherever you are based in the world without having to be step foot on campus. Northumbria’s online environment is highlight supportive with continuous interaction with tutors and other students through virtual seminars and the latest online discussion groups.

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Postgraduate Research

If you're interested in joining one of our Doctoral research degree programmes, please find more information about all our opportunities at the Graduate School.

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Disaster Management and Sustainable Development MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Learn how to prepare for and respond to any type of crisis. Northumbria University’s Masters will equip you for a career with global…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year) / Sep start

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Geography BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Are you interested in human impact on the world? Want to understand how and why the world is changing? If you would like to take your…

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Geography BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

With this course you will hone your skills in observing, measuring and analysing the impact of pollution, climate change and other…

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Human Geography (MGeog)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

MGeog Human Geography takes a critical approach to a range of theoretical and applied topics that underpin an understanding of human…

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Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Throughout this course you will learn how to map, monitor and understand the physical world by undertaking regular day and residential…

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Safety, Health and Environmental Management MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

This IOSH-accredited course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and skills required for a career in the growing and increasingly…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year) / Sep start

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