A Centre of Excellence
Our School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research across both human and physical geography.
We pride ourselves on our teaching and have a particularly good record of working with students to achieve their highest potential. Our undergraduate students choose from a flexible, challenging and interesting set of modules taught in a friendly and sympathetic atmosphere.
All University Geography and Environmental Science departments nationally have been assessed for the quality of their teaching. The School of Geography at Queen Mary was graded excellent (the highest category) in both Geography and Environmental Science. This confirms our long-established commitment to providing an environmental/geographical education of the highest quality.
Geography at Queen Mary has been positioned joint first in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise – the nation-wide assessment of the quality of research across all departments and schools in all UK universities. Using a grade point average score, Geography at Queen Mary ranks alongside Bristol, Cambridge, Durham and Oxford in the top five schools in the UK.
A thriving postgraduate school
Our postgraduate school continues to grow. We currently have over 40 PhD students working on a range of research topics, and around 48 MA/MSc students. We offer an attractive range of Masters programmes that reflect the distinctive research strengths of the whole School. Our MA/MSc programmes relating to human geography have all been recognised under the ESRC’s 1+3 funding regime for which we receive quota studentship funding. Our MA/MSc programmes enable those who wish to continue on to doctoral research to apply for funding to cover both their MA/MSc and PhD. Current and recent students have been successful in obtaining funding for doctoral research from a variety of other sources including the AHRC and NERC.
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Professor of Geography and Head of School
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary is the fourth largest of the colleges of the University of London with about 15,000 students and over 3,000 staff. The college has a long established position as a university teaching institution and as a major centre for research of world-wide importance. It has recently completed a large-scale building programme which has enhanced the library, teaching and residential facilities. It offers all the facilities of a unitary university on its own site and also the extended opportunities provided through the University of London, including library and sports, recreation and accommodation facilities. Graduates are awarded University of London degrees.