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About Geography at Exeter

Welcome to Geography at the University of Exeter. We are a vibrant community that provides a friendly but ultimately challenging environment in which to study and work.

Geography is at the centre of issues of relevance today and in the future. It offers explanations for, and promotes understanding of, the relationships between events and their impact both globally and locally. It is about appreciating the complexity of these events and relationships, drawing on historical experiences, and preparing for and shaping the future. It is within this context that we aim to pursue world-class research and deliver programmes of the highest quality which tackle and examine critical global issues of the 21st century.

Professor Nicola Thomas
Head of Department, Geography

Geography at Exeter sits within the Streatham Campus - a registered botanic garden and readily acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in the country.

From the protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical ecology of the Amazonian forest or the reduction of antimicrobial use in farming, the geopolitics of migration and refugee displacement and the development of craft economies, the academics at our Exeter campuses lead their fields in many critical areas of research and policy action. Our community of scholars - academics, students, research groups, professional support staff and collaborators - work together to make this a vibrant, stimulating and forward-thinking environment in which to work and study.

We attract funding from a wide range of sources including research councils, charities, the UK government and industry, and we enjoy strong links with national and international research projects. Our research groups span the breadth of geography, and we are engaged in a number of interdisciplinary areas of research at the University including Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, Environmental Sciences and Earth System Science.

Our core undergraduate degree courses are underpinned by the breadth and depth of research we undertake and offer exciting opportunities to study abroad or undertake professional placement years.

Our postgraduate community offers a lively, thriving and innovative research environment and we are committed to ensuring that all Geography research students receive tailored research training to suit their individual needs.