School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Landscape of Guilin, Li River and Karst mountains. Located near Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China. Image courtesy of Getty Images.


The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences offer scholarships for outstanding achievement. As part of our Potential High Achievers Scheme we want to encourage you to continue to work hard for your exams, which are so important for your future career. We will reward those applicants who achieve the highest grades in their exams and demonstrate a commitment to University of Plymouth by awarding them £1,000 when they enrol. We would encourage this scholarship to be spent on the final year optional field trip or towards study costs.

students on a 2016 fieldtrip to Belize

BSc (Hons) Geography graduate (2018) Jessica Kitch awarded British Society for Geomorphology Marjorie Sweeting Dissertation Prize 2019 for her dissertation:

Sediment Source Fingerprinting in The Merriott Stream Catchment, Somerset

Jessica's project was advised by Professor Will Blake in collaboration with Dr John Phillips from the Environment Agency.

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Research with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bringing together experts across a range of disciplines to deliver a unique blend of insights and perspectives from the forefront of new discoveries.

The range of our interdisciplinary research groups ensures extensive and broad-reaching themes.

Petroleum Experts Limited
donates MOVE Software License

We are pleased to announce the donation of 10 sets of the MOVE software suite to the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences by UK-based Petroleum Experts Limited.  

This industry standard software package, which is valued at £1.31 million, facilitates three dimensional analysis and structural modelling of deformation of Earth's crust through time. Tools in the software suite aid in cross-section construction, kinematic restoration, geomechanical modeling, fracture studies, and stress analysis. The School greatly values the donation of this software and the opportunity to continue to integrate MOVE into the teaching and research activities of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff.

Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN is a national Charter designed to advance the careers of women in STEMM.

The School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences holds a bronze Athena SWAN departmental award.

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