About Geography and Earth Sciences

Welcome to one of the oldest and largest departments of Geography and Earth Science in the UK. Aberystwyth was the first department in the country to offer students single honours degrees in human geography and physical geography, making us the most experienced, too. We have always been at the cutting edge of innovations in teaching and research.

Our research impact can be seen from the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 (REF 2014), where we were ranked the best in Wales for Geography, with 78% of our research classed as "world leading" or "internationally excellent". DGES is also in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regard to research power, which provides a measure of the quality of research, as well as of the number of staff undertaking research within a department. Furthermore, 100% of our research was classified as having either outstanding or very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance. 

DGES is situated in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe; set on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by the beautiful Cambrian Mountains, Aberystwyth and the department are uniquely placed, and offer our students a perfect environment in which to study geography and Earth science.

We're based in the Llandinam Building on the main Penglais Campus of Aberystwyth University. Our teaching spaces in the Llandinam Building 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. Furthermore, we are passionate about what we do.

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 currently studying within the department, further information about your course and the department can be found in our section for current students.

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, our facilities or to look up a member of staff.  

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