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Human Geography research focuses around two main themes of Transport & Mobility and Digital Economy and Rural Change which has generated an annual research spend of around £1 million per year including bodies as diverse as EPSRC, ESRC, EU and Scottish Government. In Transport and Mobility significant momentum has developed through the Centre for Transport Research which has built an international reputation in the areas of public transport and intelligent mobility, new technological applications to transport, travel behaviour and the role of demand-side management in energy and climate change policy.

Our long standing reputation in transport and rural research was instrumental in securing the £12m RCUK Digital Economy Research Hub (‘dot.rural’). This has led to the development of the Digital Economy and Rural Change Theme. A major focus is the issue of accessibility in rural areas, but additional projects document the patterns and precursors of transformational impact from digital technologies in rural areas. Research on rural change has achieved additional momentum through work on the links between agro-food governance with the new regionalism.

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    Thinking of taking your Geography learning to the next level? Take a look through the Geographical University directory

    ABERYSTWYTH – 100 years excellence in Geography

    Aberystwyth University has one of the largest and oldest Geography departments in the UK, celebrating its centenary year in 2017. Nestled in beautiful Mid Wales, bound by the Snowdonia National Park to the north, the Cambrian Mountains to the east and Cardigan Bay out west, our unique setting is perfect to study geography and Earth sciences.

    Learn more about Aberystwyth University here

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    University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen

    Geography degrees at Aberdeen may be studied as a MA or a BSc and students can chose to focus on Physical Geography (BSc), Human Geography (MA) or a combination. Both programmes have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The curriculum has real-world relevance and addresses many of the most pressing problems faced by society today.

    Come and study Geography at Aberdeen, the fifth oldest university in the UK, as the Department approaches our centenary in 2019.

    Find out more about the University of Aberdeen here

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    Bath Spa University Bath Spa University

    If you are fascinated by the relationship between people and places, taking Geography at Bath Spa will equip you to understand key global challenges, from climate change to sustainable development, and enable you to contribute to debates about our physical environment and the ways we interact with it.

    We offer four courses: BSc Geography; BSc Geography (Physical); BSc Geography (Human); and BSc Global Development and Sustainability, allowing you to choose the course most suited to you. All of our courses have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). All routes are also offered with a Professional Placement Year which you take between your second and third year of study.

    Whatever route you take, you will be part of a friendly department offering small classes, specialist expertise and state-of-the-art facilities. Our rural site is an added bonus for passionate geographers; a superb natural laboratory where you will learn a range of scientific and social science techniques.

    Our geography and global development graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sectors, including in the environment and heritage sector, utilities, planning and housing management, marketing, leisure and tourism, logistics, humanitarian relief, and development sectors

    Find out more about Bath Spa University here

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    University of Derby University of Derby

    Our courses tackle the issues witnessed in today’s world, such as human migration, sustainable cities and renewable energy and climate change, inspiring curiosity in our Geography students.

    Our BSc (Hons) Geography course is one of only a few degrees in the UK to be accredited by both the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Our modern facilities, research-active teaching team and inspiring fieldtrips combine to help you develop the interdisciplinary skills needed to address these issues.

    Our strong emphasis on applying theory to practice has supported graduates in securing roles such as geoscientists, environmental consultants, business analysts and transport officers in areas such as agronomy, data analysis and conservation.

    Find out more about the University of Derby here

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    University of Greenwich Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

    Geography and Environmental Science degrees at the University of Greenwich are delivered by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), a specialist institute with a reputation for international excellence and more than 100 years’ expertise and experience in global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction. NRI is based at the University’s Medway campus in Kent, which is close to both London and Kent’s ‘Garden of England’, offering our students the perfect base to explore the capital and local rivers, countryside and coastal scenery. Our Geography and Environmental Science degrees are ranked first among London universities for student satisfaction and within the UK’s top ten for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide (2017).

    Find out more about the University of Greenwich here

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    University of South Wales University of South Wales

    Explore. Transform. Experience.

    • Joint top in the UK for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017).
    • Diverse UK and international fieldwork destinations. Previous overseas fieldwork locations have included Sicily, Athens, Santorini, New York, Hong Kong, Uganda and South Africa.
    • Dynamic teaching approaches in small and friendly groups.
    • Strong links with industry and public sector partners.
    • Natural History and Geology courses also available.

    Find out more about University of South Wales here

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    Flexible programmes and gold quality teaching – plus stunning scenery on your doorstep. One of the best things about studying Geography at Swansea University is that you’ll have a whole range of modules to choose from. You can choose both human and physical geography options and don’t have to state your preference at the very beginning. Based on leafy Singleton Park Campus, right next to beautiful Swansea Bay, Swansea University’s Geography Department is an ideal location to study geography – the local area is perfect for fieldwork on the Gower peninsula and the South Wales location offers easy access to mountains, coastal areas and urban communities.

    Find out more about Swansea University here

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