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Geography at Sheffield

Our research and teaching works across the boundaries of physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to understand and to tackle complex global challenges.

Our Geography degree programmes engage with the most important issues of our time such as climate change, international development, global inequalities and environmental sustainability.

The Department of Geography is a world-leader in teaching and research and has had tremendous impact on the discipline of Geography since it was founded more than 100 years ago. Today, Sheffield is ranked within the top 15 UK departments (REF 2014) and the top 40 in the world (QS 2016). The impact of our research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.


Our courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.

Accreditation from the RGS-IGB

Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.


Our courses

BA Geography (3 years) AAB, L700

BSc Geography (3 years) AAB, F800

MGeog Geography (4 years) AAA, F803

MGeogSci Geography (4 years) AAA, F804

BA Dual Honours Geography and Planning - LK74

This course combines geography with urban studies amd planning, allowing for those with a view to concentrate on more urban and human geographies to add further specialisms to their degree. Based in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, you will also have a personal tutor from Geography, whilst the course content will be split evenly between the two subject areas.

For full details about this course please visit the Department of Urban Studies and Planning website.

MEng Urban Engineering and Development - H225

MEng Urban Engineering & Development combines fundamental civil and structural engineering modules with modules taught by the Department of Geography.

This course will produce a unique type of graduate; engineers who can deal with modern challenges, which are more complex than traditional engineering challenges. Students will graduate with an exclusive understanding of how to address challenges such as social issues, poverty, housing, food resources, waste, sustainability, and sustainable development of infrastructure.

For full details about this course please visit the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering website.