Department of Geography

Postgraduate study

Why geography at Sussex?

Sussex is ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK for human and social geography in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 and renowned for its agenda-setting, interdisciplinary teaching and research in science, development, and policy studies.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we were the highest ranked department of comparable size, and came 13th overall, with 95 per cent of our research rated as internationally recognised or higher.

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

You will be taught by leading researchers who have played key roles advising governmental/intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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 degrees are designed to provide state-of-the-art training for this expanding professional market.

Visit Climate@Sussex for more information