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The Department of Geography sits within our School of Environment, Education and Development - home to a unique combination of disciplines and specialist expertise.

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By working alongside students and staff from five interrelated specialisms - Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Global Development, Architecture and Education - you’ll become well-equipped to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century.

As a School, this diverse group of subjects and staff allows us to address issues such as poverty eradication, securing social justice, environmental change and sustainable urbanism.

Why study here?

  • We’re one of the top 25 Geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
  • Geography has been taught at Manchester for over 125 years.
  • We’re home to some of Europe’s best geography facilities.
  • The Manchester University Geographical Society (MUGS) is the oldest student-run society at the University.

Watch the video below to find out how one of our students, Hannah Toeman, has settled in, made great friends and got the most out of her time at Manchester, socially and academically.