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Ulster University School of Geography and Environmental Science

Ulster University School of Geography and Environmental Science

Ulster University School of Geography and Environmental Science


Why study with us at Ulster?

We are known for having an open, friendly and informal atmosphere, combined with our reputation for research and innovative courses make us one of the top places to study geography and environmental science.

Getting you Industry Ready

All our courses are carefully designed to enhance your employability and future career prospects. With excellent links to the industry, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience making your course relevant for the future.

From sampling and monitoring water pollution in local lakes to using satellite imagery to monitor land cover change and spending a week in Catalonia studying the social context of the independence movement we give students immersive experiences and research-led teaching so you can get real-world skills.

A Once in a lifetime experience

We put a strong emphasis on skills-based practise and fieldwork, our undergraduate degrees include an optional placement year where you can get the chance to work in industry or study abroad.

Industrial placements
Our students have completed placements with local Councils, the Northern Ireland government, the National Trust and a wide range of environmental and engineering consultants, mainly across the UK and Ireland.

Studying abroad
You could get the chance to study internationally with students heading to Montana in the USA and New South Wales in Australia as well as the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic across Europe.

Making a difference through research

Our PhD students research a range of topics from antibiotic resistance in aquatic systems to quantifying glacier change in the Arctic and modelling wind on the surface of Mars!

Location, location, location

We are located on the spectacular Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, minutes away from natural laboratories that you can explore including the open sea, estuaries, rivers, lakes, woodlands and uplands – all ideal locations to develop your field survey and sampling skills.


  • Belfast

    Ulster University York Street Belfast Co. Antrim, BT15 1ED, Belfast

    • Coleraine

      Ulster University Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA, Coleraine

      • Antrim

        Ulster University Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, Antrim

        • Londonderry

          Ulster University Northland Road Londonderry Co. Londonderry, BT48 7JL, Londonderry

          • Birmingham

            5th Floor Centre City 5-7 Hill Street Birmingham, B5 4UA, Birmingham

            • London

              St James' House 10 Rosebery Avenue Holborn London, EC1R 4TF, London