Geography at the University of Leicester

At the interface of the human and physical environments, geography is an integrative discipline that fosters a broad perspective on the problems of today’s world and can equip you with a variety of transferable and employable skills. At Leicester we provide a stimulating, supportive and friendly environment in which to study contemporary geography.

Our flexible degrees allow you to either specialise in particular areas of geography – such as physical geography or human geography – or to combine topics that bridge the science/social science interface. Throughout your degree there will be an emphasis on gaining practical skills and putting them to use in a critical manner. You will receive the training needed to carry out independent research in a range of contexts.

We have a broad range of research expertise, which spans the scope of the discipline and feeds directly into our teaching. Key areas include tropical and arid environments, past and contemporary environmental changes, cultural geography, urban geography, activism and development geography.

Our relatively small intake compared to other universities means we are renowned for our friendliness and community spirit. Our favourable staff/student ratio and emphasis on student support mean that you will be a member of the team, not an anonymous face in the crowd.