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The School of Geography and the Environment is a dynamic, diverse, interdisciplinary academic department at the University of Oxford combining natural and social science interests and skills, underpinned by Geography’s tradition of working across differing cultures. The School is internationally recognized for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement across the breadth of human and physical geography and environmental studies.

School of geography and environment

The School’s research portfolio totalled £30million across more than 80 research projects and programmes in 2013/14, with projects and collaborations involving over 60 countries across the globe. Our Undergraduate Honour School provides undergraduate students with research-led teaching across the breadth of human and physical geography and environmental studies by internationally recognised academic staff. Two hundred graduate students from a range of nationalities make our International Graduate School one of the world’s largest and most diverse in the discipline.

In addition to world leading geographical and environmental research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres: Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) and Transport Studies Unit (TSU) and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks, such as the Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE).

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Key contacts

Head of School

Professor Heather Viles

Head of Administration and Finance

Richard Holden

General Enquiries

+44 (0)1865 285070

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