Interdisciplinary approach, underpinned by research-led teaching Interdisciplinary approach, underpinned by research-led teaching

Our strong Geography offering is focused around an interdisciplinary approach and research-led teaching. This ensures we are always at the forefront of the discipline and can teach using relevant, contemporary examples. Geography at UEA is taught in the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of International Development. Both Schools are internationally renowned for their research.

The School of Environmental Sciences has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is the UK’s most prestigious higher education award, given to those who can demonstrate outstanding work at a world-class level. Our academics are internationally-recognised researchers, representing a wide cross-section of expertise across a diverse variety of specialisms. They lead international research in climate change, natural hazards and volcanology, geography, atmospheric and ocean sciences, geochemistry, natural resource management, ecology, biodiversity conservation, environmental biology, environmental policy, environmental economics, sustainability and geographical information systems. Have a read through the top 12 facts about the School of Environmental Sciences over our 50 year history. You can also watch our video that celebrates 50 years of Environmental Sciences at UEA.

Ranked 12th in world for Development Studies (QS World Rankings 2017), the School of International Development enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The School is renowned for its work on climate change, behavioural and experimental economics, environmental justice, social protection and wellbeing. Our academics regularly advise on policy issues around major global challenges such as poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

UEA is also home to to the Climatic Research Unit; the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; International Development UEA; and the Water Security Research Centre, as well as important research groups in the areas of Science, Society and Sustainability; Global Environmental Justice; and Globalisation and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

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