School of Geographical Sciences

World-leading geography department

The school is recognised as one of the world's leading geography departments for its research and teaching in environmental processes, environmental systems and human sciences.

More about the school

Our research expertise

We are one of only two UK geography departments to have been ranked in the top category in every UK national research assessment exercise that has been held.

Research

Studying geographical sciences in Bristol

Our innovative courses and programmes provide a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can thrive.

Courses and programmes

Digital exhibition

A digital exhibition of rare and valuable atlases dating from 1574 to the 1970s in collaboration with the University's Special Collections archive.

Atlas exhibition

Cabot Institute

The school has strong links with the Cabot Institute which brings together world-class expertise to tackle the challenges of uncertain environmental change.

Cabot Institute

Research

Our research can be characterised in terms of the global significance of the physical and social scientific questions we address. Our teaching programmes reflect our research expertise, providing leading edge, innovative courses taught by leaders in their respective fields. Browse our research publications.

The lecturers are great – very helpful, friendly and enthusiastic. The content is also at the cutting edge of current Geography, such as Glacial Microbiology and Ecohydrology.

Bethany, Geography MSci

What our students say

Research on film

Academics discuss their research.

Did you know?

  • We are one of only two UK geography departments to have been ranked in the top category in every UK national research assessment exercise that has been held
  • Our researchers are expert contributors to the UK's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)