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10 reasons to study a Geography degree at Swansea

  • Consistently high student satisfaction rates:  Geology at Swansea TOP in the UK with 100% [National Student Survey 2018]
  • Human Geography 7th in the UK with 95%, and Physical Geography with 94% [National Student Survey 2018]
  • Geography ranked Top 75 in the world [51-75 (out of 200) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017] 
  • Earth Science at Swansea world ranked 201-300 (out of 300) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017
  • £4.2m investment in state-of-the art Science laboratories
  • Excellent field courses – Austria, Borneo, Berlin, Vancouver, Mallorca, Sikkim (Indian Himalayas) as well as locally on the Gower (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
  • Internationally-renowned academic: Professor Tavi Murray: first woman to be awarded Polar Medal by HM Queen for outstanding service to polar research
  • 20th in the UK for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2018]
  • Teaching by world-leading lecturers such as Professor Tavi Murray: first woman to be awarded Polar Medal by HM Queen for outstanding service to polar research; Professor Adrian Luckman: global media coverage for his climate change research into the collapse of the Larsen C ice shelfProfessor Peter North: international coverage of his work with NASA into the ‘greening-up’ of the Amazon forest; Professor Siwan Davies: work focuses on establishing why climate has changed dramatically and abruptly in the past 100,000 years through the investigation of volcanic ash deposits trapped in ice sheets
  • 8th in the UK for research impact (REF 2014]
  • TEF Gold award – UK Government’s recognition for excellent teaching in UK higher education

Geography Field Trips

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Love to travel? Our courses give students the chance to undertake our optional field trips to some amazing destinations such as Borneo, Austria, Vancouver, Sikkim and many more! You will get the chance to not only learn about Geography in lectures but also experience Geography out in the field.

Our Field trips are subsidised and trips such as Berlin, Majorca and Austria will be free in terms of travel and accommodation from 2019!