Welcome to Geography
Welcome to our quick guide to studying Geography at university. On this page you can register for a Geography webinar with a Swansea University Geography lecturer, watch videos from our staff and take virtual tours with our students and chat with them via Unibuddy. There are also podcasts for you to listen to, so you can get an idea of the kind of research that our academics carry out.
If you’ve not visited or applied to Swansea University before and would like to find out more information about Geography please book onto our Virtual Open Day.
Geography A Level and Transition to University
Our academics have put together some taster materials in both human and physical geography, that are intended as a bridge between school and University.
What's it like to study Geography at Swansea?
Swansea is a fantastic location to study geography. The nearby Gower Peninsula is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Further afield is the Brecon Beacons National Park which has been designated a Dark Sky Reserve, one of only five in the world.
Third-year student Ethan Mills talks us through the different field trips available for students at Swansea and shares his experiences of going on the exciting inter-disciplinary visit to Sikkim in the Indian Himalayas.
At the start of their degree, most Geography students do not have firm career plans. In understanding and making sense of the world around them, students of both human and physical geography develop a range of key skills, including personal organisation and communication, problem identification and evaluation, data collection, analysis and presentation, report production and presentation (written and oral), team-work, and computer literacy.
The College of Science's friendly Employability and Year in Industry Officer, Aimee Pritchard, talks about Year in Industry placements and support across Science.
Why is it important to study Geography?
Geography is an exciting, important and wonderful subject to study. Many students choose Geography because of the scope it provides for studying a wide range of current themes and issues. Studying Geography will teach you about the key environmental and societal challenges that face our world today, and our curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and skills to address these challenges.
Take a tour
Third-year student Ethan takes us on a quick tour around some of the Bioscience and Geography facilities here at Swansea. You'll see our social co-working space, Science Central, as well as labs, computer labs, lecture theatres and the Zoology Museum.
Take a virtual tour and explore for yourself
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Climate Change: Reading The Past In Tree Ring Data
Professor Mary Gagen, of Swansea University’s Geography Department, measures tree ring data – ‘weather stations across the world’ - to find out what has happened to our climate across the planet over the last few thousand years.