Department of Geography and Environment

Department of Geography and Environment

Studying Geography at Aberdeen

Human Geography ranked 1st in the UK student survey

Human Geography ranked 1st in the UK student survey

Human Geography at the University of Aberdeen has been ranked 1st in the UK national student survey for student satisfaction

Study Geography at the University of Aberdeen

Come and study Geography with us - we offer excellent teaching in physical and human geography leading to highly skilled graduates entering the job market.

Nurah Niazy - Geography student

Nurah Niazy - Geography student

“The Geography staff members create a supportive environment that continues to be a great source of inspiration to me.”

Erin Gilchrist - Geography student

Erin Gilchrist - Geography student

“I have loved studying Geography at Aberdeen as it has allowed me to take a wide variety of courses which cover many different topics.”

Jennifer Pirie - Geography student

Jennifer Pirie - Geography student

“Studying Geography at Aberdeen is great! Courses are diverse and opportunities are made available to you which helps enhance your studies.”

Croy Langlands - Geography student

Croy Langlands - Geography student

“Geography at Aberdeen provides exciting opportunities, including field excursions and many study abroad options, which really bring the subject alive!"

Joanne McDonald- Geography student

Joanne McDonald- Geography student

The geography staff are great and really take the time to get to know you. The department offers a diverse range of interesting courses and there are plenty opportunities to study abroad!”

Geography & Environment accredited by RGS-IBG

Geography & Environment accredited by RGS-IBG

The Department of Geography and Environment is pleased to announce that it has received formal accreditation of its BSc and MA courses by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Latest News from our Geography Department

Ancient Glaciers and Climate

Prof. Matteo Spagnolo recently visited the Peruvian Andes along with Prof. Brice Rea, PhD student Lucy Ashpitel and a team of colleagues to undertake research on past glaciers and climate changes.

Geography staff presenting at COP26

Shaktiman Singh and Matteo Spagnolo presented their research at the Cryosphere Pavillon at COP26 in Glasgow.

Geography students and staff Beach Clean

Geography students and staff Beach Clean

We conducted a Beach Clean for geography staff and students in partnership with the Turning the Plastic Tide project and cleaned up 17 kilograms of microplastics from the Donmouth!