Department of Geography

Your place in the world.

Award-winning geography videos now translated into several languages

The department of Geography have been working with 'Time for Geography' to create two award-winning educational videos which examine the history and importance of Portsmouth.

Urban Regeneration Portsmouth

The geography team explore the regeneration of the Gunwharf Quays naval dockyard into a global destination for leisure, heritage and retail. They examine the success and challenges of the regeneration project and how it's impacted Portsmouth as a whole.

Location and importance of UK cities – Portsmouth

The 'Time for Geography' team look at how the geography of Portsmouth links to the city's sense of place. They examine what Portsmouth means to its residents and visitors.

What we offer

  • Fieldwork

    Fieldwork is an integral and important part of the degree programmes within the Department of Geography. All of our students take part in fieldwork in places as diverse as Arctic Lapland, Berlin, Barcelona and Malta. There are three opportunities in the first year, a week long residential in the second year, and various field days in the third year.

    Find out more about fieldwork

  • Postgraduate research opportunities

    The Department of Geography has a thriving postgraduate research programme and welcomes enquiries and applications from prospective full time and part time UK, EU and international PhD researchers. PhD researchers conduct independent and original research on a chosen topic, working closely with a team led by a supervisor who guides and advises them throughout their study.

    Find about more about our postgraduate research opportunities

    Postgraduate research opportunities
  • Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

    The Department of Geography has a formal association with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) through the 'IEMA for Education' programme. This allows our students to become members of IEMA (at no cost) and gain access to a vast range of services and information from environmental professionals. The IEMA link offers our students employability support and access to specialist advice and networks. IEMA is seen as the leading body for environmental professionals and membership is often required for many graduate vacancies.

    Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment