The Geography Department at Swansea University, based at Singleton Park Campus, is large and diverse, covering all aspects of human and physical geography. Students get an opportunity to study both disciplines, along with GIS and earth sciences options, or they can choose to specialise from the beginning of their course. Geography is ranked 4th in the UK for graduate prospects and top 10 for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide, 2020).  Our BA/BSc Geography and BSc Geography and Geo-Informatics are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

We’re proud of the global research that we do. Our research interests include glaciology, migration, social theory and urban space and environmental dynamics. Recent activity has included the tracking of the Larsen C ice shelf, identifying infected olive trees by remote imaging, and monitoring water quality after wildfires in Sydney. Our research contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Clean Water and Sanitation.

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Our geography degrees prepare our graduates for careers in a huge variety of sectors. We have graduates working in political research, management consultancy, meteorology, data analysis, journalism and retail management. They work for organisations such as Welsh Water, the BBC, Reuters, St Modwen, Menzies Aviation and Western Power Distribution.