University of St Andrews Geography

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University of St Andrews Geography

University of St Andrews Geography

Geography is the integrated study of the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. The subject offers insights into some of the most pressing problems currently facing humanity. It is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with its understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and the Earth sciences (physical geography) with physical landscapes and environmental processes.



Geography BSc (Hons)
Geography MA (Hons)

Joint degree options

You can take Geography BSc (Hons) and Geography MA (Hons) with another subject as part of a joint degree or a “with” degree.



Sustainable Development MSc
Sustainable Development and Energy MSc
Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics MSc
Human Geography/Sustainable Development MRes


Please contact a supervisor in your research area to inquire about PhD opportunities.

Visit St Andrews

If you are interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at an open day to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students.


Booking for our autumn visiting days is now open.

  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Wednesday 1 November 2017

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Upcoming visiting days:

  • Wednesday 15 November 2017
  • Wednesday 14 March 2018

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Geography research areas

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development aims to be world-leading in all aspects of research. The School hosts a number of externally funded research centres and also organises an extensive programme of external events including colloquia, seminars and conferences.

Research is organised around five main themes, with many members of the School often carrying out research in more than one theme.