About Geography

QS logoGeography at Newcastle ranks in the world's top 30 departments in the QS World University Rankings by subject

Geography at Newcastle is a premier research area providing a major focus for social science and physical geography research and teaching within the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.

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. Geography's open and interdisciplinary orientation has made core geographical concerns for space, place and scale 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.

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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, and 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.