Why Study with Us

‌The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, and offers a wealth of Single Honours degrees, as well as numerous Joint Honours and Major/Minor programmes. 

Our degree schemes in Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

Teaching at DGES has consistently been graded as "excellent" by our students and the national Teaching Quality Audit, and our research often places us at the top of end of UK universities. We offer opportunities for travel abroad, including international field classes, study abroad years in the US and Europe, and travel grants, as well as a variety of scholarships and bursaries. We also encourage our students to take part in the University's Year in Employment Scheme to gain extra-curricular experience.

We have a thriving student community in DGES, led by the students' Geography Society, who organise a range of academic, social, and fundraising events throughout the year.

For further details about studying at Aberystwyth, or to arrange a visit, please contact our Admissions Officer on 01970 622596 or iges-admissions@aber.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you in Aberystwyth soon!