At the School of Geography, our renowned teaching and research is developing future decision-makers and industry leaders. We're conducting pivotal research all over the world – engaging with government, tackling global issues and trying to make a real difference. Working in some of the remotest places on Earth, or tackling urban development and cultural change closer to home, our academics are experts in their fields, bringing you closer to the latest research and pressing topics.
Field work opportunities
One of geography’s most dynamic aspects is the emphasis it places on ‘real world’ learning. To really appreciate geography you have to see for yourself how river ecosystems work, or why cities develop as they do. Our courses give you the opportunity to take part in fieldwork across the world, as part of your degree.
Studying with us
in the world for Geography
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
100 years of Geography at Leeds
Industrial placement year
Exceptional student experience
You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll be guided through your course by your personal tutor who’ll provide academic and pastoral support. Our student support team in the School helps with anything from academic advice to timetabling and project submission enquiries.
We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction for human geography, 85% for physical geographical sciences, and 83% for planning (urban, rural and regional), National Student Survey 2020.
Find out more about our diverse student community from example profiles of our current students and alumni.