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We offer a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses delivered by a consistently high-rated staff of experts.

Our degrees take students’ geographical interests and apply them to real world contexts, helping them develop the critical and practical skills required to effectively transform their lives and the places around them in their future careers.

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Our undergraduate courses focus on the impacts of economic, social, political and cultural change on the built and natural environment.

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Postgraduate taught

We offer a wide range of Masters programmes that address contemporary policy and research issues.

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Postgraduate research

We are a major centre for research in human geography and planning with emphasis on helping our students recognise their fullest potential.

Our principles

We are committed to providing the highest possible quality teaching to our students. As such, we apply the following three tenets:

  • We aim to teach students in a range of innovative ways, including lectures, flipped classrooms, reading seminars, discussion groups, lab sessions, and active research in the field; this range of engagement encourages positive interaction between staff and students and amongst students themselves.
  • We encourage innovation and creativity in the assessment of teaching and learning, ensuring students gain and strengthen skills in writing, professional presenting, poster creation, and film making.
  • The cutting edge research that we undertake informs the education that is provided to students- the vast majority of our teaching staff are active researchers.

The wide ranging and specialist expertise of our 60 members of staff ensures that all aspects of Planning and Human Geography are covered in our courses.

The quality of teaching in the School has been assessed as 'excellent' and the we have been consistently ranked highly in government reviews of research quality.