Undergraduates on a fieldtrip

Geography is a diverse discipline that bridges the arts and social and natural sciences.

It provides a broad education and addresses pressing issues including environmental change, regional and global inequalities and the transformation of economy and culture. Students obtain a coherent view of the rapidly changing physical world and the ways in which human society influences and is influenced by it.

What makes the Oxford geography degree special?

Oxford geographers benefit from:

  • Being taught by world leading experts in their respective fields;
  • Small group learning in college tutorials;
  • Opportunities to explore the cross-fertilisation between geography and other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, economics, earth sciences and biology;
  • Optional courses reflecting the agenda-setting research specialisms of staff, tackling issues as varied as conservation, climate change, finance, diplomacy and war;
  • Two fully-funded field trips;
  • Joining a dynamic and friendly community of geographers - through collaborative work, field trips and the Oxford Geography Society you get to know your coursemates in a way that students on other courses may not; and
  • World-class facilities, notably the Bodleian Libraries, which holds a geography collection of over 28,000 volumes on its open shelves with many more held in closed stack storage, and well-equipped Geolabs for practical physical courses and individual research projects.

Prof Derek McCormack, Director of Undergraduate Studies

"Oxford Geography is proud to have been recognised as one of the world's leading geography departments. Teaching is a very important part of what we do and the department works incredibly hard to ensure that the teaching provision available to you is second to none."

Professor Derek McCormack, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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