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15th in the world for Geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

7th in the UK for research and 3rd for research power in Geography and Environmental Studies 

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Excellent research facilities including Sediment Research Facility and Environment and Sustainability Institute

Top 15 for Geography and Environmental Science

The Complete University Guide 2022

Geography in Exeter

Professor Stewart Barr discusses our postgraduate Geography programmes based on our Streatham Campus.

Geography at the University of Exeter offers a lively, thriving and innovative research environment at campuses in Cornwall and Exeter, We attract funding from 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: cultural and historical geographies; environment and sustainability; nature, materialities and biopolitics; space, politics and society; 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 relevant to 21st century challenges that provide a fantastic platform for future employment. The Streatham Campus in Exeter is home to the £3.7m Sediment Research Facility, which provides additional laboratories, experimental facilities and a wide range of state-of-the-art analytical equipment. The Penryn Campus in Cornwall is home to the University’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) - an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into the 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.