The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

About Geography

About Geography

We have an international reputation for teaching and research.

A student takes a photo of a spectacular waterfall in Iceland.

Your study will come to life through a high level of exciting fieldwork options abroad and in the rich environment of the North East.

Teaching and research

Since the last research assessment exercise, we have strengthened our position and maintained ourselves as one of the top research units in the country. All academic staff contribute to a vibrant research culture.

Our work has helped make concerns over space, place and scale in human geography central to social science analysis.

Students on our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes benefit from the research-led teaching that we are able to offer.

Geography at Newcastle offers a range of postgraduate research opportunities in both human and physical geography. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Not surprisingly, the research of our PhD students is equally diverse in terms of its subject matter and location.

Our graduates are highly 'marketable' and successful in entering challenging, rewarding and important careers. There is a demand for spatial and environmental graduates in industry, commerce and environmental consultancy work.

The community of academic staff and students at Newcastle ensures an interesting and varied programme of events and activities.

See examples of our staff research.