- 11th in the world for Geography
- 7th in the UK for research and 3rd for research power in Geography and Environmental Studies and 4th in the UK for research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
- 7th for Geography and Environmental Science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
- Recognised for the receipt of ESRC studentships in Human Geography
- Excellent research facilities including £3.7 million SRIF-funded Sediment Research Facility in Exeter and the £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute in Cornwall
Ranked in the top 20 in the world, Geography at the University of Exeter offers a lively, thriving and innovative research environment at campuses in both Cornwall and Exeter. We attract research funding from a wide-range of sources including research councils, charities, the UK government and industry, and we enjoy strong links with national and international research projects. Our research groups span the breadth of geography: Environment and Sustainability; Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge; Nature, Materialities and Biopolitics; Spatial Responsibilities; Environmental Change; and Landscape and Ecosystem Dynamics. We are engaged in a number of interdisciplinary areas of research at the University including Climate Change and Sustainable Futures, Environmental Sciences and Earth System Science.
You can choose from a range of innovative taught programmes that are relevant to 21st century challenges and provide a fantastic platform for future employment. The majority of our Masters programmes are based on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, home to the University’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) – an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into impacts of environmental change and the mitigation and management of its effects.
You will be part of a vibrant postgraduate community benefiting from quality research inspired teaching and access to outstanding facilities.
I had the opportunity to benefit from lectures with great professors and a mixture of professionals who brought very interesting backgrounds to contribute to the learning process.
Cecilia Zevallos-Labarthe, MSc Sustainable Development graduate
1 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Geography and Area Studies
2 Based on intensity-adjusted Grade Point Average
3 Times Higher Education research power ranking
4 Based on a weighted average of research in Geography and Environmental Studies, and Earth Systems and Environmental Science, classified as 4* and 3*
Degrees in Cornwall
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Professor Stewart Barr discusses our postgraduate Geography programmes based on our Streatham Campus
Transformational Climate Science conference 2014
In May 2014 we hosted the first gathering of Co-Chairs and authors from all three IPCC working groups with over 500 climate scientists, policy makers, industry professionals, students, and members of the public participated in this exciting event. View full size.