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Fieldwork has been a key element of research and teaching in geography at Newcastle.

We hope to run our fieldwork activities as planned for the 21/22 academic year, but it might not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continually reviewing the situation and will communicate any decisions to applicants and offer holders at the earliest possible opportunity.

Unique geographical perspective

Geography is a dynamic discipline that connects the international with the local, the natural with the human. To be able to appreciate the dynamic aspects of geography, you need to see for yourself how river ecosystems work, or why cities develop as they do.

Our Geography degrees give you the opportunity to take part in fieldwork in the UK and across the world. They help you to gain a unique geographical perspective.

Fieldwork is a key part of all our geography degrees and is essential in helping you to:

  • develop project planning and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers
  • practice the skills you have learnt in class in real-life situations
  • develop your individual research skills

Fieldwork locations

Some fieldwork is compulsory, whilst other fieldwork may be optional depending on your chosen degree programme. Fieldwork locations can vary annually and depending on  whether you’re studying human or physical geography.

Previous human geography field trips have taken students to:

  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • Borneo
  • Bratislava
  • Cyprus
  • Singapore
  • Vienna
  • Copenhagen
  • Iceland
  • New York

Previous physical geography field trips have taken students to:

  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand