University of dundee geography

University of dundee geography

Geography at Dundee

Specialising in applied aspects of environmental change, welfare, health, mobility and identity, from local to global scales. Our degree programmes enhance our students’ abilities to integrate knowledge, and provide a framework for relating insights and skills from other fields to applied problems e.g., flooding, policing, climate change, development.
Our graduates advise and practice in areas such as education and training, applied research in the commercial world in the public sector, charitable organisations, planning professions and in resource management.

University of dundee geography

Taught Postgraduate

Social Research Methods MSc


Prospective PhD Students

Please see information for prospective research students


International Exchange Students

Modules available to International Exchange Students

Why study this course at Dundee?

Our programmes integrate learning from across the subject, helping you to understand the interactions between people, places and environments at different spatial scales.  From flooding to the human migration, recent events point to a pressing need to maintain and enhance this understanding, in order to live with global change and to work towards sustainable futures.

Results from the National Student Survey and other evaluations testify to the high quality of our teaching and the learning experience.  We use a range of learning and assessment methods, and regularly review each module every time it runs, incorporating feedback from students.

University of dundee geography

Our core staff are experienced and have won both student-led and university teaching awards.  We also have dedicated and friendly office and technical support staff.  Our programmes are ‘medium sized’ in the UK context, meaning we are able to maintain close connections to students while supporting an excellent range of modules.

Most teaching staff are also active researchers, several among the leading researchers nationally and internationally in their respective areas.  Much of our research has a strong applied focus on addressing real-world issues and changes, from glacier retreat to the challenges of police reform.  We use these strengths to help students set up their own research projects in their final year.

Our location gives us great options for fieldtrips and fieldwork both in and beyond Dundee.  We use these to support a variety of learning, for instance on the challenges of urban transformation to dynamic coastline processes.  We have links with a number of local organisations, such as the city council and the James Hutton Institute.  However, residential fieldtrips away from Dundee, both in Scotland and in Europe, are also in integral part of our programmes.

University of Dundee
Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Tel: +44 (0)1382 386783
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