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Earth and Environmental Sciences

About us

"Welcome to the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science (CGES). We are a dynamic academic community which thrives on research exploration and inquiry, and a shared passion for understanding the intricacies and interconnections of the human and physical world. As you embark on your journey within CGES, you are not just entering a place of learning, you are becoming a vital part of a vibrant intellectual landscape.

Our department is a melting pot of ideas, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are a geographer, environmental scientist or a marine scientist, you will find a supportive community ready to guide you through your academic pursuits. We hope you will enjoy collaborating with fellow students, engaging in thought-provoking discussions, and contributing to the ongoing dialogue that shapes our understanding of the world we inhabit.

Our degrees range from undergraduate studies in Geography, Environmental Science and Marine Science to postgraduate taught degrees in Sustainable Development. All our teaching and research is underpinned by an interdisciplinary ethos to explore the interconnectedness of our planet. Our students engage with a dedicated faculty committed to fostering a rich academic environment that encourages critical thinking, curiosity, and a deep appreciation for the complexities of our global environment.

The knowledge and skills you acquire here will not only prepare you for a successful career but will also empower you to make meaningful contributions to our global society. We look forward to witnessing your growth, accomplishments, and the positive impact you will undoubtedly make on the ever-evolving world."

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Professor Michael Leyshon

Head of the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science