We're one of Europe’s best-equipped universities for studying geography. Students can access our state-of-the-art laboratories and computer facilities.
Students can learn professional skills such as coding and programming. We offer industry-standard software for image processing, Geographic Information Systems, and cartographic representation.
Our laboratories are based in the Arthur Lewis Building. The neighbouring Humanities Bridgeford Street building offers students a dedicated study space. Our extensive store of field equipment can support students' dissertation projects.
For detailed information about our laboratory, field, sampling and analytical equipment, see the Geography Laboratories blog.
A flexible space for hands-on teaching in diverse physical geography methods.
Most practical sessions take place here. This laboratory can accommodate up to 50 students.
Cutting-edge facilities for research and training in studying water, soils and sediments. Our undergraduates use these in practical classes and dissertation research. We have:
- three high-range, research-quality microscopes with image-capture facilities;
- 50 teaching microscopes with phase-contrast capability.
We use these for sample preparation, including ovens, furnaces and ball mills. Other equipment housed here includes:
- C-H-N-S-O Analyser;
- Laser granulometer;
- Magnetic susceptibility instrumentation;
- Microwave digester;
- TOC (Total Organic Carbon).
This laboratory houses:
- ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer);
- ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer).
This has facilities for analysing a wide range of major and trace elements. Equipment includes:
- Benchtop XRF;
- Itrax core scanner;
- Portable Niton XRF.