Geography, MA

Geography, MA

Introduction

Geography is key to understanding and resolving many of the most pressing problems faced by society, including climate change, poverty, energy transitions, sustainable development and environmental conservation. Our degree programmes reflect these modern-day challenges, with core and optional courses aimed at producing highly skilled graduates who can think critically and develop solutions to tackle these problems.

The University of Aberdeen is ranked 1st in Scotland and 6th in the UK for Geography & Environmental Science by the Complete University Guide, 2022.

Study Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
MA
Duration
48 months
Study Mode
Full Time
Start Month
September
UCAS Code
L700
Pathway Programme Available
Undergraduate Foundation Programme
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Our teaching is research-led, delivered by staff who are actively investigating some of the most important problems facing the world today – problems with social and environmental dimensions which geographical knowledge can help us understand and resolve.

In the First Year of your Geography degree, you will study two courses that provide an introduction to Geography in all its diversity. Both courses incorporate a workgroup programme alongside a lecture series covering aspects of Human and Physical Geography.

  • Creating the Anthropocene reflects upon the role humans have played in creating the Anthropocene (the epoch we are now living in), a time period during which Human actions have become more significant than natural processes in shaping the world we currently live in.
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals looks at how we address the contemporary global challenges that we are facing today? This course builds on the challenges that have arisen during the Anthropocene, and introduces the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a global call for action.

In Second Year and Third Year, you will begin specialising in the areas of Geography that most interest you or align with your career aspirations. In the Fourth Year, you will pursue an individual piece of geographical research in your Dissertation Project and choose courses that reflect the truly cutting-edge research strengths of Geography and Environment in Aberdeen.

BSc or MA?

At Aberdeen, you can choose to study Geography through either the Master of Arts (MA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programmes. The main difference between the BSc and MA programmes is the other subjects you will study alongside Geography. For the BSc, these will be mainly science subjects, while MA students can choose subsidiary courses from across the humanities and social sciences. Both the BSc and MA Geography degrees are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.

Check out our Introduction to Geography at Aberdeen video.

What You'll Study

For more information about our courses, please visit the Department of Geography and Environment website.

Year 1

Year 1

Compulsory Courses
Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen (PD1002)

This course, which is prescribed for level 1 undergraduate students (and articulating students who are in their first year at the University), is studied entirely online, takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete and can be taken in one sitting, or spread across a number of weeks.

Topics include orientation overview, equality and diversity, health, safety and cyber security and how to make the most of your time at university in relation to careers and employability.

Successful completion of this course will be recorded on your Enhanced Transcript as ‘Achieved’.

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Creating the Anthropocene (GG1010)

15 Credit Points

This course reflects upon the role humans have played in creating the Anthropocene (the epoch we are now living in), a time period during which Human actions have become more significant than natural processes in shaping the world we currently live in. Drawing primarily upon perspectives from Physical and Human Geography, the nature of the changes, “how did we get here”, are considered, laying the foundations for GG1512 in which “what comes after”, how contemporary society is attempting to tackle Anthropocene challenges, is debated.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Our World (GG1512)

15 Credit Points

This course interrogates the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These encompass contemporary global challenges such as responsible consumption and production, no poverty, clean water and climate action (challenges whose emergence is introduced in GG1010 Creating the Anthropocene). Drawing upon Human and Physical Geography perspectives, a ‘strong’ interpretation of sustainability, one where social and economic dimensions fundamentally rely on ecological foundations, underpins the course.

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Optional Courses

Select a further 90 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 2

Year 2

Compulsory Courses
Skills and Techniques in Geosciences (GG2508)

15 Credit Points

This course introduces students to a range of scientific and social scientific skills and techniques used in Geography. The course content builds towards a residential field trip that takes place in the Easter vacation. Past venues have included the Isles of Skye and Arran, the cities of Inverness and Stirling, and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. The trips enable students to put into practice the skills and techniques they have been taught through lectures and in workgroup sessions, and to conduct original research into geographical issues covered elsewhere on the programme.

Only available to students registered for programme year 2 of a Geography study aim or to students also taking at least 3 of GG2013, GG2014, GG2509 & GG2510

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Optional Courses

Select AT LEAST THREE courses from the list below, plus, select further credit points from courses of choice to give a total of 120 credits.

Physical Environments (GG2013)

15 Credit Points

This course provides an understanding of environmental processes and landscape change through time and space. The course places Physical Geography as an integral component of Earth System Science. The first half of the course explores physical environmental processes, whilst the second focuses on evidence of environmental change across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Three themes of glaciology, hydrology and palaeoecology will be explored to illustrate the linkages and interactions between process and form over a range of temporal and spatial scales. The course is team-taught by staff with an emphasis on using examples from recent research projects.

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Space, Economy and Society (GG2014)

15 Credit Points

GG2014 examines political, economic, social and cultural change from geographical perspectives. It makes use of a range of concepts and, being team-taught, uses case studies drawn from our own fields of research. Topics covered typically include: globalisation; economic geography; mobility and transport; political geography; rural change in Western Europe; and relationships between place and identity. The course is designed to be accessible to students from disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations and sociology. It is intended to provide a foundation for higher level social science study, particularly in human geography.

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Environment and Society (GG2509)

15 Credit Points

Interactions between human society and our environment have never been more complex or more critical in order to place us on a pathway to more sustainable future. This course explores the diverse approaches and perspectives that help us think about, explain and address all of the environmental challenges that we face in the 21st century. Students will be introduced to these approaches and perspectives and will have the opportunity to apply them across a range of regional and global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable tourism, the energy crisis and the ozone hole.

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Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (GG2510)

15 Credit Points

In a digital era of GPS navigators and many online map tools (e.g. Google Maps), there is an increase demand for professionals able to understand and manipulate geographical data and use these to monitor processes at various scales. The course provides a solid background in the acquisition of geographical data, both onshore and offshore with classic field-based and remote sensing techniques. It covers the creation and interpretation of maps and looks at the history of remote sensing and its science as well as providing the essential basis to understanding what a Geographical Information System is.

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Year 3

Year 3

Optional Courses

Select ONE of the following:

  • Approaches to Geography (GG3031)
  • Approaches to Geography (GG3071) and Data Analysis (GG3068)
  • Approaches to Geography (GG3071) and Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GG3069)

Plus, select ONE of the following:

  • Research Design (GG3573)
  • Research Design (GG3574) and Human Geography Field Trip (GG3578)
  • Research Design (GG3574) and Montane Environments (GG3577)

Plus, select further courses of choice to a total of 120 credits.

Approaches to Geography (GG3031)

30 Credit Points

This core course is designed to introduce Honours students to key debates on the nature and scope of academic geography. Geographers past and present have studied a huge variety of phenomena using a variety of tools for investigating their subject. This course will help you understand this diversity. Example topics include: the changing meaning of the 'environment'; the use and abuse of statistical analysis; the influence of left-wing and post-modern perspectives, and the role of technology. Students may specialise in particular aspects, or mix-and-match across the breadth of the discipline, as you wish.

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Approaches to Geography (GG3071)

15 Credit Points

This core course is designed to introduce Honours students to key debates on the nature and scope of academic geography. Geographers past and present have studied a huge variety of phenomena using a variety of tools to investigate their subject. This course will help you understand this diversity. Topics include: the changing meaning of the 'environment'; the use and abuse of statistical analysis; the influence of left-wing and post-modern perspectives, and the role of technology. Students may specialise in particular aspects, or mix-and-match across the breadth of the discipline, as you wish.

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Data Analysis (GG3068)

15 Credit Points

This course is a mix of 1 hour lectures and 1 hour practical sessions using statistical analysis software (SPSS). It is very much a 'hands-on' course and a wide range of datasets are employed to give you confidence in the application of statistical techniques. The course is designed to give you the skills to undertake exploratory data analysis, test for relationships (using correlation and regression), and test for differences between sample data (from the Sciences and Social Sciences). Classical statistical analysis techniques are introduced and the value of multivariate statistics to detect patterns in complex data sets is also explored.

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Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GG3069)

15 Credit Points

This course covers the practical aspects of remote sensing and GIS. It is entirely hands on, and students learn through a series of exercises that becomes progressively more challenging and more specific to different geographical disciplines. By the end of the course students will be familiar with key remote sensing and GIS software and will have learned their fundamental tools. These are highly demanded skills in the job market at present, so this course is strategic for those students potentially interested in a job where these types of tools are employed.

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Research Design (GG3573)

30 Credit Points

This core course builds on GG2508 to provide an introduction to the conduct of research in the Geosciences at an advanced level. It is intended to familiarise students with the skills necessary to design, implement and write up effective research. These skills will support work on undergraduate dissertations and other project work. The course also introduces careers research skills, and explores how you can best make use of your degree in the 'real world' after graduation: workshops run in partnership with the University's Career Service provide practical advice and training on how best to develop your career.

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Research Design (GG3574)

15 Credit Points

This core course builds on GG2508 to provide an introduction to the conduct of research in the Geosciences at an advanced level. It is intended to familiarise students with the skills necessary to design, implement and write up effective research. These skills will support work on undergraduate dissertations and other project work. The course also introduces careers research skills, and explores how you can best make use of your degree in the 'real world' after graduation: workshops run in partnership with the University's Career Service provide practical advice and training on how best to develop your career.

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Human Geography: Honours Field Course (GG3578)

15 Credit Points

The course is based around a one week residential field-course supported by taught and student-led sessions on campus. Students complete independent research projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor. In previous years project topics have included transport, tourism, immigration, housing, and urban regeneration.

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Montane Environments (GG3577)

15 Credit Points

The fieldtrip explores the physical geography of a montane area, at present the Italian Alps. The course is based around a one week residential field-course located in the shadow of the Mont Blanc massif, supported by taught and student-led sessions on campus. [Note: venue for 2021-22 to be confirmed! We cannot guarantee this will be abroad.] Students have the opportunity to study the processes, forms and management issues characteristic of alpine landscapes: e.g., glacier dynamics and geomorphology, alpine hazards such as avalanches, mountain ecology and the dynamics of alpine rivers. Students complete independent projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor. This provides the opportunity to develop important research and wider transferable skills.

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Globalisation (GG3576)

15 Credit Points

Although ‘globalisation’ is a commonly used terms nowadays, its exact meaning is still subject to academic debate. By means of examining key economic, social, political and environmental aspects of globalisation, this course provides an advanced introduction to our globalising world. It enables students to develop a theoretically and historically informed understanding of globalisation and the processes of international integration and interdependence which globalisation encompasses. Specific topics include theoretical perspectives on globalisation, history of globalisation, global economic governance, global transport, transnational mobility and the global debate on climate change. The course is taught by staff from various disciplines.

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Concepts in Human Geography (GG3570)

15 Credit Points

This course provides an opportunity to explore, in depth, the development and application of four important concepts in human geography. Each concept is introduced in a lecture and then discussed in a related tutorial and individual coursework assignment. The course analyses the development and research application of key ideas, and introduces you to contemporary conceptual debate in the discipline. In these ways GG3570 provides an excellent springboard for Senior Honours study. Which concepts are covered will depend on the composition of the teaching team. In recent years they have included: networks; resilience; landscape; and transnational migration.

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Land and Marine Conservation (GG3057)

15 Credit Points

This course is designed for students with an interest in how best to make use of land, water and cultural resources. It examines aspects of the science, ethics, aesthetics, economics, law and politics of landscape management. Example topics include: ecosystems services, national parks, 'wild' land, and sustainable tourism, illustrated using case studies from Scotland, the rest of the UK and further afield. Teaching includes presentations from external speakers working in environmental conservation. Students can select a case study of their choice to research and write-up as part of the course assessment.

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Year 4

Year 4

Compulsory Courses
Geography Dissertation (GG4023)

30 Credit Points

The Honours dissertation provides students with the opportunity to produce a piece of independent and original research on an approved topic. Advanced level knowledge of a sub-area of the discipline is developed through independent study supervised by a member of academic staff. This course is compulsory for any students completing a single Honours degree in Geography and for any joint Honours student who has not registered to complete a dissertation in their other Honours subject.

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Geographical Issues (GG4537)

30 Credit Points

This core, 'capstone' course is designed to develop further students' critical understanding of the contemporary intellectual and real-world contexts in which the academic discipline of geography - and its graduates! - operates. The course involves the preparation of seminar presentations and short papers on a series of issues pertinent to contemporary geography. This work should showcase new philosophies and methodologies; and/or the relationships between geography and other academic disciplines; and/or applications of academic geography to real-world problems. Students also consider how they can best make use of their degree after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report.

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Optional Courses

Select further 60 credit points from courses of choice, of which at least 30 credits must be from level 4 courses.

NOTE: You are required to gain at least 210 credits from Honours courses in Geography across levels 3 and 4.

Rural Geographies (GG4073)

15 Credit Points

Through lectures, student-led seminars and presentations by external experts, this course enables students to engage at an advanced level with social, demographic, economic and policy issues associated with the contemporary countryside at local, regional, national and international scales. Course topics include: conceptualising rurality and the commodification of the countryside; rural socio-economic restructuring; accessibility and services provision; rural policy and governance; and selected contemporary rural issues.

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Dead Cities? Urban Growth, Change, Decay and Decline (GG4578)

15 Credit Points

Urban history and urban geography often seem as if they are written by victors. They are narratives of growth, construction, and open futures of development. In this course, we will admit the importance of understanding how the city is built for the lives of present-day urban residents. However, we also focus on understanding what happens when urban landscapes and citizens are left unattended and unsupported. How do people ‘make the city’ for themselves in conditions of poverty and decline?

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We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

How You'll Study

Learning Methods

  • E-learning
  • Field Trips
  • Field Work
  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Lab Work
  • Lectures
  • Peer Learning
  • Research
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Why Study Geography?

  • Our degree programmes focus upon the key environmental, economic, societal and technological challenges we currently face in the world.
  • Suited to those looking to study Geography, who have a personal interest in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Many courses in human and physical geography, including specialist Honours options, draw directly on the staff’s own research into sustainability transitions, the use of digital technologies, environmental conservation, land management urban development, rural change, water management, climate change, glaciology, remote sensing and past environmental change.
  • In years 1 and 2, you are taught across the full breadth of the subject. Courses are designed to provide an introduction to 21st century Geography, and cover major contemporary challenges including climate change, uneven development, societal inequalities and environmental conservation. The modular structure brings great flexibility; you can choose from a range of courses from across the university to complement your core Geography studies.
  • Honours years (years 3 and 4) allow for specialisation, where you engage with the subject in greater depth and various pathways are possible. Courses offered include our courses on Human Geography, which introduce you to topics such as the development of cities and processes such as gentrification, uneven development and inequalities, to environmental problems (and how to solve them). Our physical geography courses cover topics that include hydrology, glaciology and palaeoecology using practical exercises to build relevant data analysis skills.
  • Aberdeen is a great place to study Geography, with the region's spectacular mountain and coastal areas, a vibrant city and rural communities, providing perfect field sites for the study of geography.
  • Our Royal Geographical Society accredited degree in Geography is designed to provide you with key skills and knowledge (e.g. data analysis, GIS) appreciated and often required by employers.
  • Fieldwork is integral to Geography, and at the same time provides some of the most memorable experiences of your degree. Our fieldwork options also provide core skills for your future career, giving you vital transferable skills and experience of working in teams and independently in some of the world's most dynamic environments.
  • Engage outside the classroom through our very active Geography Society

What Our Students Say

Erin Gilchrist

Erin Gilchrist

Erin Gilchrist

I have loved studying Geography at Aberdeen. 1st and 2nd year courses are a mixture of physical and human geography which allow time to decide what your interests are before selecting more specific courses into 3rd and 4th year.

Croy Langland

Croy Langland

Croy Langland

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

Joanne McDonald

Joanne McDonald

Joanne McDonald

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 best of all there are plenty of opportunities to study abroad!

Nurah Niazy

Nurah Niazy

Nurah Niazy

As a Geography student at Aberdeen, I’ve been able to engage in interdisciplinary approaches and develop skills in geographical research. The staff members create a supportive environment that continues to be a great source of inspiration to me.

Simone Arvid

Simone Arvid

Simone Arvid

Studying MA Geography at UoA has been my best decision ever. It has offered a great sense of community and friendships across different years, an interesting range of courses as well as dedicated members of staff.

Jennifer Pirie

Jennifer Pirie

Jennifer Pirie

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

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.


General Entry Requirements

2022 Entry

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3.

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

2023 Entry

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3.

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

The information displayed in this section shows a shortened summary of our entry requirements. For more information, or for full entry requirements for Arts and Social Sciences degrees, see our detailed entry requirements section.


English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 59 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

International Applicants who do not meet the Entry Requirements

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study. Discover your foundation pathway here.

Fees and Funding

You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.

Fee information
Fee category Cost
RUK £9,250
Tuition Fees for 2022/23 Academic Year
EU / International students £19,800
Tuition Fees for 2022/23 Academic Year
Home Students £1,820
Tuition Fees for 2022/23 Academic Year

Scholarships and Funding

Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who pay tuition fees may be eligible for specific scholarships allowing them to receive additional funding. These are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at Aberdeen.

Additional Fees

  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.

Careers

Studying Geography develops a range of transferable skills such as: critical thinking, research design, data analysis skills, proficiency in IT (GIS and remote sensing in particular) and the ability to communicate effectively in various formats. Geographers also acquire specialist knowledge of cultural, political, economic and environmental issues and the ability to evaluate these from different perspectives – local, national and international.

Employers value these attributes and with our Royal Geographical Society accredited degrees, Aberdeen Geography graduates enter a wide range of careers including: environmental management, conservation and planning, government agencies, business and commerce, and work involving technical skills such as surveying, GIS and remote sensing.

72% of Aberdeen geography graduates find employment within 6 months, while a further 22% go on to further study. An Honours degree in geography can also lead on to a higher degree, and a significant proportion of our graduates study for a Masters and PhD degree.

MA Geography graduates have gone onto work for a number of leading organisations, including:

  • Delta Energy & Environment
  • Emirates Park Zoo
  • Highlands & Islands Enterprise
  • ServGroup
  • Stork Technical Services
  • AECOM
  • HW Energy
  • Shell
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Grampian Soil Survey
  • ScientificDrilling
  • Aberdeenshire Council

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geography Teacher
  • Graduate Transport Consultant
  • PR Account Executive
  • Project Administrator
  • Social Researcher
  • Sustainability Consultant

Accreditation

Our BSc and MA programmes are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited programmes give students a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills while also preparing graduates with the professional and transferable skills needed to address the needs of the world outside of education.

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Ranked 1st in Scotland and 6th in the UK

The University of Aberdeen is ranked 1st in Scotland and 6th in the UK for Geography & Environmental Science by the Complete University Guide, 2022.

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What our Alumni Say

Robert Hobkirk

Robert Hobkirk

Robert Hobkirk

Job Details
Head of Sustainability Compliance & Risk, NHS Grampian
Graduated 2016

I gained a large skill set which has served me well, both gaining my current job, acquiring environmental skills, writing skills the dissemination of large bodies of information.

Joanna Duck

Joanna Duck

Joanna Duck

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Graduate Consultant, AECOM
Graduated 2016

The skills acquired through my undergraduate Geography degree placed me ideally for beginning a career in transportation.

Katie Black

Katie Black

Katie Black

Job Details
Graduate Development Programme, Scottish Enterprise
Graduated 2016

The various field trip opportunities offered are fantastic, I was lucky enough to spend these trips with a great group of friends.

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Job Details
Graduate Planner
Graduated 2016

I particularly enjoyed discovering and researching elements within the subject which I did not initially think were geographic.

Gareth Wade

Gareth Wade

Gareth Wade

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Chief Sales Officer
Graduated 1985

Geography offered a wide scope of disciplines and subjects within the main course.

Our Experts

Head of Department
Prof Matteo Spagnolo
Other Experts
Dr Paula Duffy
Dr Piotr Niewiadomski
Dr Lorna Philip
Dr Joe Pierce
Dr Tavis Potts
Dr Katrin Prager
Dr Nick Spedding
Dr Flurina Wartmann

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Features

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Geography Society

Geography Society

Student-led Geography society

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Geography Field Trips

Geography Field Trips

The Geography degree takes students on a range of local, national and international field trips.

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Department of Geography and Environment Website

Department of Geography and Environment Website

Visit the Department of Geography and Environment website for more information about our staff, teaching and research.

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