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Why study Geography at Queen Mary?

  • Be welcomed into a friendly, welcoming and culturally diverse School of Geography.
  • Achieve a degree from Queen Mary University of London – a member of the prestigious and internationally renowned Russell Group of research-excellent universities and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015).
  • Be taught by a group of academic staff who are passionate about their work, in a world-leading centre of excellence in geographical research and teaching ranked in the top 5 for research publications in the UK (REF 2014).
  • Develop new knowledge through cutting-edge teaching that draws on world-leading research on major global issues around: climate and environmental change; pollution and environmental management; globalisation and development; health and inequality; political-economic struggle, activism and social change.  
  • Tailor your degree in  the second year onwards to suit your own interests and career aspirations using the modular structure of geography degree programmes at QMUL.
  • Combine your interest in geography with other subjects – including economics and business management through our flexible joint honours programmes.
  • Study in the no.1 city to be a student in the UK; no. 3 in the world based on desirability, academic standards, job prospects and affordability (QS Best Student City 2015) positioned between the historic City of London, the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park and the creative and digital technology hub of Shoreditch.
  • Take advantage of our excellent fieldwork opportunities in the Global South and Global North and explore key geographical processes first hand in locations such as Mumbai, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Florida, New Zealand, Ireland and at home in the UK.
  • Develop a broad range of transferable skills that employers value, including numeracy and statistics, literacy and communication, project design and management, independent research skills and team work.
  • Join a select group of QMUL Geography alumni who have gone on to work in a wide range of areas within the public and private sectors including urban and regional planning, international aid organisations, environmental management, and advising businesses on sustainability issues. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation; 81% of these at graduate level.
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