Geography and Geology

Geography and Geology

Our students rate us highly. Geology was ranked 1st in the country for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. We’re also ranked 6th for Physical Geography and 8th for Human Geography. The subjects are part of the School of Environmental Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


At Hull, you’ll be studying in one of the UK’s leading centres for geography and geology. Our internationally renowned staff specialise in major issues, from globalisation and renewable energy to mass extinctions and climate change.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • BA (Hons) Geography BA

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    Address complex social, economic and political processes in a range of settings in the developed and developing world.

  • BSc (Hons) Geography BSc

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    Study how landscapes form and change over different timescales and gain key skills in GIS and data analysis.

  • BSc (Hons) Geology

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    Specialist training for careers in mining, petroleum, civil engineering and environmental consultancy.

  • BSc (Hons) Geology with Physical Geography

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    A degree rooted in practical and field work. You'll acquire skills in map creation and interpretation, and resource identification.

  • BA (Hons) Human Geography

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    Explore the complexity and diversity of human social, economic, cultural and political systems.

  • BSc (Hons) Physical Geography

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    Yes, there's some theory. But there's also a whole load of extensive hands-on training in analytical techniques in the lab and in the field.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research


Postgraduate research scholarships

The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships for the following project:

Cities, Environment and Liveability

Civil Society, Development & Democracy

Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity


"You can choose your own path, and that was what I was into."

Karl Collitt
BSc Geology


Our students have the world at their feet – literally. There is a strong focus on field trips to destinations in the UK and overseas, and there's the option to spend a year at one of our partner universities abroad. Our geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society and our geology courses are accredited by the Geological Society of London.


We're big on field trips - within the UK and to destinations like Morocco, Iceland, Malawi, Germany and Italy. All core trips are included in the cost of your tuition.

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Our Geology programme is ranked 1st in the country for overall satisfaction. We’re also ranked 6th in the country for overall satisfaction in Physical Geography and Environmental Science and 8th in the country for Human and Social Geography. (National Student Survey 2017)


Our geography and environmental studies research is ranked third in the UK for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014). So you can rest assured that teaching here is done by leading experts in the field.


There’s a whole raft of stimulating careers open to geography and geology graduates: roles including environmental officer, energy analyst and resource geologist, to name just a few. The skills you'll pick up will also equip you for the wider jobs market – from management to the media. Many of our students choose to progress to postgraduate study, including teacher training and research degrees.

95% of graduates in work or further study within six months (HESA 2017)

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Fieldwork: explore your world

From local day trips, to residential courses in Europe, Africa, and Asia, we offer a diverse and stimulating range of fieldwork.

They build your skills in our disciplines, whilst also introducing you to the places, people and processes that make up the world in which we live.

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Our research

We're recognised as a leading centre for research into human and physical environments and Earth sciences. And we conduct internationally excellent research that addresses key challenges facing our world.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.