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 Institute 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 Institute 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 Institute 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.
For more general information about IGES, see one of the sub-pages below. Otherwise, use the Navigation menu at left to learn more about Research at IGES, browse through Research Outputs from IGES, or look up a member of staff.
If you are interested in study here at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, please visit out Prospective Students 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.