Are you curious about the relationship between humans and the environment? How people and places interact with landscape and nature?
Our Environmental Geography course seeks to make sense of our changing world. It’s unique in bridging environmental and social sciences, and in exploring the pressing human-environment issues of the 21st century.
We’ll turn you into an Environmental Geographer with the expert knowledge and skills to research, analyse and communicate how the changing environment affects our lives. Your ability to visualise geographical issues at different spatial scales, from global to local, and to offer solutions to some of our most pressing environmental problems, will ensure that you’re highly sought after by a wide range of employers.
"Environmental Geography at Stirling has provided me with the confidence and essential skills necessary for graduate employment. The extracurricular opportunities on offer and high-quality teaching has ensured that my time spent here has been both valuable and transformational."
-Johnathan Kitchen, BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography
Top reasons to study with us
#1 We combine physical and human geography so you'll understand the interactions between people and their environments
#2 Our teaching is delivered by world-leaders in researching the interface between the environment and society.
#3 This is the perfect place to study Environmental Geography. We have a beautiful campus and a wide range of landscapes on our doorstep.
Environmental Geography and Education provides graduates with a teaching qualification in Geography (and Modern Studies) as recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
Environmental Geography is an integrated four-year degree course that provides you with training across the spectrum of the subject. We emphasise research-led and experience-based approaches to understanding the complex relationships between people and the planet. With an international context, the course is designed to give you essential skills in intellect and reasoning, field and laboratory, and geo-spatial analysis.
Semesters 1-2 focuses on the building of planet Earth and the earth surface process at work in the evolution of our landscape. Alongside these core earth science modules you’ll be introduced to how people relate to the environment and the pressing human-environment issues of the 21st century, including global warming, water resources, pollution and loss of biodiversity.
In Semesters 3-4, the emphasis is on Biogeography and the feeding of our hungry planet, including the essential systems of nutrient cycling for sustaining life on Earth.
In Semesters 5-6, research-led teaching provides a wide range of advanced modules that include themes of sustainable environmental resources, palaeo-environments, earth surface processes and advanced geographical techniques including remote sensing and GIS. You’ll learn about Contemporary Environmental Issues and there is a choice of field courses to southern Spain or Iceland in Year 3.
In your final year, you’ll develop and apply your research skills through your Honours research project. You’ll be supported by your academic supervisor and can actively participate in national and international research programmes. In doing so, you can take full advantage of the wider geographical research community at the University.
We've been awarded five-star excellence for our teaching by the QS World University Rankings 2017/18.
Our research-led teaching is delivered by world-leaders in researching the interface between the environment and society. Everything you learn will reflect the latest thinking and developments in Environmental Geography.
At all levels of the degree, we also emphasise practical local field studies. There’s a range of natural environments around Stirling, plus easy access to major urban and industrial centres, new towns and rural settlements.
A residential field class forms an element of the course. You can choose to go to southern Spain or Iceland.
Assessment balances coursework and examinations.
Environmental Geography has well established course links with the University of Guelph in Canada. You may spend either one or two semesters during Year 3 studying courses equivalent to those taken at Stirling, giving you the opportunity to broaden your geographical and cultural experience.
Dr Tom Bradwell
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Fees - 2018/2019
- Overseas students (non-EU) £ 14,460.00
- Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
- Students from the rest of the UK £9,250
About the School
At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society.