This degree gives you the opportunity to focus on physical geography from the very start of the course.
You will develop a deep understanding of the processes that shape our planet and how they impact on human activities.
You will become skilled in an array of techniques for investigating and measuring the natural environment and develop laboratory, GIS and fieldwork skills.
You explore some of the key environmental issues facing our world today, as well as learning Earth science concepts and techniques, with an emphasis on how landscapes evolve.
Geography at Newcastle is highly regarded. We rank in the top ten universities in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We also achieved a very impressive 96% overall student satisfaction score, ranking us 6th in the UK in the National Student Survey 2015.
Geography at Newcastle ranks 10th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and in the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.
Fieldwork is important throughout this degree. You will take part in:
The North East provides an ideal environment in which to study physical geography and you'll take regular day trips to explore:
We are also only an hour from the Lake District, the Scottish Borders and the North York Moors, expanding the superb landscapes we engage with as part of your degree.
UK and EU students have the chance to broaden their academic experience by taking part in a study abroad exchange through the Erasmus scheme.
You can study abroad in a European country for between three and nine months.
We have partner institutions throughout Europe (some of which teach in English).
Recent students have studied in: