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About Geography at Newcastle

A dynamic and inclusive community with an international reputation for excellence in geographical research and teaching.

International reputation

Geography at Newcastle University is a premier research area with a major focus on the fields of social science and physical geography. We have gained international acclaim for our research where we focus on real-world challenges, such as climate change, natural hazards, economic development, international geopolitics, sustainability and international development.

Studying Geography at Newcastle

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

A Geography degree from Newcastle will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a successful future.

Top 50 – Geography category – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

QS World University Rankings for geography at European universities.

Our facilities

Our brand-new state-of-the-art laboratories form part of the One Planet project and are used for a combination of teaching and research activities. These include:

  • the Project Lab, commonly used by physical geography students for dissertation research
  • the Houston Lab which is a large multidisciplinary teaching lab
  • the Sediment Teaching Lab
  • the Sediment Research Lab

Our research specific laboratories comprise of Organic Geochemistry, Palaeoecology, and Cosmogenic Isotope labs.

We also have two walk-in cold rooms for sample storage, three outside storage facilities and a hilux 4-wheel drive vehicle.

REF 2021

The results of REF2021 have now been released. Find out more about our REF2021 results