The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Benefits of Geography at Newcastle

Benefits of Geography at Newcastle

Geography at Newcastle has an international reputation for teaching and research. It is focused on real-world challenges such as climate change, natural hazards, economic development, international geopolitics, sustainability and international development.

Internationally recognised qualifications and career development

Study modules focus on real-world challenges, designed and taught by staff passionate about their subject as well as being acknowledged leaders in their field.

With research commissioned by organisations including the European Union, the World Bank and the Environment Agency, you’ll graduate from a University that is internationally recognised for its expertise.

Geography graduates from Newcastle establish a diverse range of career paths, developing a rich array of professional skills and expertise in a wide variety of locations around the world.

We believe this reflects our core values of providing our students with a successful bridge into the world of employment and career development.

A trip to Morocco is among the options for fieldwork for undergraduates during their degree.
A trip to Morocco is among the options for fieldwork within an undergraduate degree in Geography.

Flexibility and specialism

Develop into the geographer you want to be through degrees that offer opportunities to combine the types of geographies that interest you, as well as options to specialise in human or physical geography.

Geography at Newcastle is located in the Daysh building, at the heart of campus in Newcastle city centre. Our central location is close to major university facilities and many halls of residence.

Enjoy an extended induction programme, which helps you feel part of our inclusive community from the very start.

This support continues throughout your degree with close interaction with teaching staff, weekly drop-in sessions with module leaders, a personal tutor system, a student mentoring programme and a highly active student-run society, one of the University’s largest.

Expeditions and fieldwork

Through the Newcastle University Expeditions Committee (ExCo) we’re keen to encourage student-led overseas research expeditions.

Having carried out student-led expeditions for more than 50 years, we’re recognised by the Royal Geographical Society as one of the leading UK universities for this kind of activity.

By taking part in fieldwork in the UK and abroad you will learn as a researcher and develop key field techniques especially as part of the ever-popular dissertation module, which is the defining feature of your degree.

Please see this blog entry by Anna, a third year BSc Geography student showcasing the many expeditions and fieldwork options on offer.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Sha Tin Hong Kong

Study abroad

There are many opportunities for you to study abroad, whether this is for one term or a full year. We have exchange agreements with a wide range of universities across Europe and beyond, including in North America and Australasia.

Visit our EU Study Abroad (Erasmus) or Non-EU Study Abroad pages for more details.