From urban studies to river science, globalisation to development, civil society to ecology, global health to metropolitan culture – our collective expertise is diverse and seeks to tackle some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
Combine the study of human geography with a specific focus on urban cultures. Explore how cities are socially produced, imagined, represented and contested and examine the diversity and disparity within places and the ways communities interact with the physical and social environment.
Develop your research skills and design your own individual project with one our our physical geography or environmental science experts. Explore topics across biogeosciences, fluvial processes and environmental change. Ideal for those looking to continue to PhD or to work independently as a consultant.
Explore the latest research in human geography on areas including biomedicine, civil society, community organising, development, economic geography, empire, geopolitics, globalisation, health, humanitarianism, migration, and more. Collaborative work with some of the capital’s leading archives and museums is available.
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Challenge common ideas and theories about development and reconsider the diversity of populations, economies, cities and governance practices in the Global South. Step away from the traditional Western-orientated viewpoints of development and consider alternative futures for international development.
Study critical geographical perspectives on global health issues, combine advanced geographical analysis of pressing global health concerns, and tackle the moral, ethical and political challenges of global health today.
Study river science, policy and management and prepare for a career in the water and environment sector. Combine the study of hydrology, geomorphology, biogeochemistry and ecology, and you’ll become a scientist capable of developing interdisciplinary solutions to priority water resource and catchment issues.
Study metropolitan culture and explore the relationship between space and power in cities past and present. Understand more about the lives of Londoners from the 18th century to the present day and use our contacts to work with cultural institutions to develop your research.