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Why Study Geography?

Our graduates are highly employable (Times Higher Education Survey, 2019) because we give our students a broad, integrative geographical understanding and the key competencies we teach (problem solving, critical and analytical thinking) set our graduates apart. Our courses offer the opportunity to study a broad range of human, physical and environmental topics, but also to become well-trained in a range of research methods (field and laboratory). You will acquire specialised technical and practical skills (Geographical Information Systems (GIS), IT, Statistics), as well as transferrable and professional skills such as leadership and communication, making you a good team player.

Geography offers flexibility and our programmes begin with a strong foundation in geographical knowledge in Year One. You can focus your interests in our second, third and fourth years, and pick modules accordingly as you progress through your studies. The final year independent project (dissertation) allows you to undertake independent research under staff guidance.

Our staff are research-active, and they will share their passion for the subject and knowledge with you. Our modules reflect staff interests and these topics include rivers/coastal environments, rural-urban areas, social inequalities, geohazards, governance, environmental modelling, oceanography, sedimentology or sustainability. 

Our BA/BSc/MGeog Geography degrees are all accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Watch - Geography and Environmental Science Field Course in Snowdonia

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, Environmental Sciences and Geography students at Bangor University visit Cwm Idwal, in Snowdonia, to discover the natural process that led to Snowdonia being created.

The main reason I chose Bangor was the friendly atmosphere, close proximity to all things Geography and having the opportunity to complete a professional placement.

Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.

They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled in to life at university as a Geography student.


If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more? 

  • What are the qualities of a successful Geography student at Bangor?
  • How can I prepare myself to study Geography at Bangor?
  • How will I know that Geography at Bangor is the right choice for me?



in the UK for Research impact

REF 2021

Our Research in Geography

We have a multidisciplinary team of staff with their expertise ranging from glacial to marine environments, and from food geographies to rewilding. Our staff are involved in leading research with other academic institutions, non-governmental groups and communities across the globe. Staff interests include riverine pollution, arctic warming, coastal hazards, nature and society, food poverty, submarine sedimentary systems, and the culture of enthusiasm.

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