About the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences

The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences has an excellent and established reputation for its research and degree courses.


We are known for having an open, friendly and informal atmosphere with excellent links to industry. All our courses are carefully designed to enhance student employability and the future career prospects of our graduates.

We offer innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses that include:

  • Coastal and marine science
  • Socio-economic and cultural geography
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and planning
  • Freshwater science and ecotoxicology
  • Conflict and development
  • Protected landscapes
  • Environmental change
  • Geographical Information Systems

In our undergraduate programmes we put a strong emphasis on skills-based practice and field-work with opportunities for industrial placements and studying overseas.

We are located on the spectacular Causeway Coast, minutes away from natural laboratories including the open sea, estuaries, rivers, lakes, woodlands and uplands - ideal locations to develop field survey and sampling skills.

Professor Adrian Moore
Head of School

Key Facts

100% satisfaction

NSS Environmental Science DPP 2017

100% satisfaction

NSS Environmental Science 2016

100% satisfaction

NSS Marine Science 2015

100% satisfaction

NSS Geography 2014

Top 200

QS World University Ranking: Geography 2015