Department of Geography

Undergraduate study

Geography is an exciting and challenging discipline that incorporates natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Our courses reflect that diversity and are flexible enough for you to follow your own interests. You'll benefit from our friendly and supportive teaching atmosphere, and our small group teaching.

Why geography at Sussex?
  • come to Sussex to study geography and you’ll be joining a welcoming and lively department. You’ll be taught by research-active lecturers who are passionate about their subject:
  • study modules based on the latest geography research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Geography was ranked 1st in the UK for the proportion of its research impact that is outstanding.
  • benefit from the widest choice of fieldwork destinations of any UK geography department. In recent years, our students have gone to California, Egypt, China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Dubai and the Seychelles.
  • we prepare you for your future career. Our graduates are highly employable, with 90 per cent in work or further study six months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013). They have gone on to work in environmental management, UK and international NGOs, and the Civil Service.
  • our global outlook enhances your student experience. You can apply to do an international work placement or study abroad
  • Sussex is the perfect location for geographers. You’ll benefit from the fabulous Brighton student lifestyle and the campus’ diverse environmental surroundings – from the UK’s newest national park next door, to the beautiful Sussex coastline. And London, the UK's global city, is just an hour away by train.