Department of Geography

Postgraduate study

Why geography at Sussex?

Sussex is ranked eighth in the 2019 Guardian Geography and Environmental Studies League Table  and is renowned for its agenda-setting, interdisciplinary teaching and research in science, development, and policy studies.

Geographical research at Sussex is characterised by its international focus, its openness to the full range of philosophical and methodological approaches in both human and physical geography, and its relevance to policy and industry.

You will be taught by leading researchers who conduct cutting edge research in social, cultural, historical, political and economic geography as well as in migration and climate change.

Geography at Sussex has strong interdisciplinary links.

The Department is located within the School of Global Studies, which brings together fields of study such as anthropology, development studies, geography and international relations. The School houses a number of interdisciplinary research centres, including geomorphology and climate change.

All of our degrees provide a strong intellectual grounding and sophisticated analytical skills appropriate to a wide variety of careers in the academic and policy fields, and in the private sector.

Our climate change faculty have played key roles advising governmental/intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our climate change degrees are designed to provide state-of-the-art training for this expanding professional market.

Visit Climate@Sussex for more information