About us

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management hosts a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Geography and Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Geology, Planning, Social Research and Sustainable Development as well as a wide range of professional development courses.

You will hear about the many challenges affecting our world today, and have the opportunity to think about the solutions that can be practised in response. You will be able to work in the field, gain insight from leading practitioners, and take advantage of our established links with regional, national and international partners.

Most of our courses have professional accreditation through such bodies as the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and IEMA (the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).

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Our subject areas

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Geography and Environmental Management

Our courses include: Geography (human and physical), Civil Engineering, Geology, Uniformed and Public Services, Environmental Management and more.

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Our courses include: Architecture and Planning, Planning and Urban Leadership, Property Development and Planning, and Urban Planning.

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Courses include: Civil Engineering (with Foundation Year) - BEng(Hons), Civil Engineering - BEng(Hons), Civil Engineering - MSc.

Our research and partnerships

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Our research activity focuses on strategically important and timely environmental, resource, transport and societal issues.

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Through our partnerships the department seeks to meet the needs of industry and society today and in the future.

Our facilities

BSc and BA Geography

Along with numerous day trips around the Bristol region, our geography students typically have the opportunity to take part in three residential fieldtrips during their degree.

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