India, Kerala, Western Ghats Mountains, tea plantations, elevated view. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

About us

We offer a range of geography courses that have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). 

They emphasise practical and applied aspects of geography, that is intellectually challenging and will enhance your employability. 

We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching and an internationally recognised research centre, the Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES)

Our staff are enthusiastic, approachable experts in their fields who have a passion for teaching geography. 

Our students enjoy living and studying in beautiful South West England, and go on to pursue a wide range of careers.

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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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

Geography fieldwork

"One of the highlights of my degree was the North West USA fieldwork module." Amy Sparrow, BA Geography

We offer one of the very best fieldwork programmes in the UK.

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Geography graduate profiles

Explore some of the varied directions our graduates take after they have graduated


Our research is focused on environment-society interactions, environmental processes and change, and their governance through regulation, management policies and stakeholder involvement.

Individual staff engage with a wide range of other departments in universities and research institutes from around the world.

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Academic staff