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School of Geography and Planning

We apply critical thinking and practical knowledge in solving economic, environmental and social problems to address the grand challenges faced by human societies and places today.


We offer a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses.


We play an internationally leading role in research and academic inquiry associated with the development, management and sustainability of cities, regions and rural spaces.

International map


Explore our map to see where our students are from and where our alumni are working.

World map


We have been awarded funding for a range of geography and planning research projects.

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We run a programme of events which engage a variety of audiences with our work.

A top class school, in a world leading Russell Group University, based in a student friendly, dynamic, vibrant city. The School has a brilliant culture, which was obvious from my time on the open day. Approachable and friendly staff are key to your student/learning experience at university and was nowhere more apparent than here. This is a running theme from your first day until your last - and even after you leave.

Laurie Perdikis, BSc in Geography (Human) and Planning (2014)


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Top marks

11 July 2019

High-performing student recognised for excellence

We’re pleased to have been placed ninth in the 2019 Guardian University subject league tables with a score of 88.1 out of 100.