The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has a long-established reputation for international excellence in teaching and research. All of our courses are professionally accredited and students graduating from them successfully are highly sought after by a wide range of employers. We are committed to delivering a student experience that is second to none, in a friendly and supportive learning environment – just look at the feedback given by our graduates in the National Student Survey. You will be taught by world-class academics who, through successes in research and teaching, are addressing the great societal challenges of the 21st Century. These include climate change and natural hazards, transitioning to carbon-free energy and future sustainable development of our planet’s resources. Why don’t you join us in making a real difference?Professor Mark Anderson
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 the 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.More details
Research in 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.Visit our research centre pages
Chemistry and Environmental Science Laboratories
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.Find out more
Postgraduate Research Students
An essential component of our School research environment
Our research students work on a range of funded projects across all disciplines associated with the school.Visit our postgraduate research student page.
Professor Mark Anderson
Head of School
Dr Ruth Weaver
Deputy Head of School
Dr Sarah Boulton
Associate Professor in Active Neotectonics
Associate Head (Marketing & Student Recruitment)
Dr Sean Comber
Associate Professor (Reader) in Environmental Chemistry
Associate Head (Knowledge Exchange)
Professor Ralph Fyfe
Associate Head (Research)
Dr Stephen Grimes
Associate Head of School - Education and Student Experience
Professor Jon Shaw
Professor of Transport Geography
Associate Head (Resources)
Dr Martin Stokes
Associate Professor in Geological Sciences
Associate Head (Graduate Prospects)
Dr Anita Young
School Technical Manager