Geography, Geology and the Environment

Geography and Geology have been taught at Kingston for over 60 years.

There are currently 28 academic staff, as well as research assistants and a number of research students. We have human and physical geographers, GIS specialists, geologists, geochemists and environmental scientists. In addition to our full time-staff we also have a number of experienced part-time lecturing staff who contribute to our teaching across a range of courses.

There has been substantial investment in the development of its laboratories for teaching and research into subjects such as environmental monitoring, geology, geochemistry, mapping / GIS / computing facilities, and specialist instrumentation laboratories (e.g. nuclear metrology; laser raman spectroscopy; 3D mapping).

We offer a variety of undergraduate courses in Geography and Geology and Earth Sciences as well as postgraduate courses in Geographical Information Systems.

Why Kingston?

  • Student-focussed, with emphasis on high-quality teaching
  • Stimulating fieldwork programme
  • Synergies between subjects within the School


Stuart Downward - Environmental Course Director


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GGE Research Groups


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