About Geography and Earth Sciences
Welcome to one of the oldest and largest Departments of Geography and Earth Science in Britain. Aberystwyth was the first department to offer students single honours degrees in human geography and physical geography and has always been at the cutting edge of innovations in teaching and research.
This can be seen from the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, where the department was ranked in the top 12 departments in Britain for Geography, with 20% of research classed as "world leading" and 45% classed as either "world leading " or "internationally excellent".
Here at Aberystwyth University, there are opportunities for study in an environment that is hard to beat. The department is situated in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Set on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by mountains, Aberystwyth and the department are uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscape around them.
We are passionate about what we do. We work in one of the most beautiful and relevant areas for Geography and Earth Science and are proud to do so.
We're based in the Llandinam Building on the main Penglais Campus. Our teaching spaces in Llandinam have recently undergone a transformation, providing our students with the very latest teaching and group work facilities. We have a state of the art computer room on our doorstep, equiped with the latest hardware and software, and all lecture and seminar rooms are now decked out with the latest gadgets and gizmos to enhance the students' experience.
For more general information about DGES, see one of the sub-pages below. Otherwise, use the Navigation menu at left to learn more about Research at DGES, find out about our facilities or look up a member of staff.
If you are interested in studying Geography and Earth Sciences here at Aberystwyth University, please visit out Study With Us pages for further details of our study schemes for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate learning. Alternatively, if you are a current student within the department, further information about your course and the department can be found in our section for current students.