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 were recently placed in the top 10 UK departments for Geography and Environmental Science (Times and Sunday Times Good Uni. Guide 2019), and received 100% satisfaction for our Human and Physical Geography degree schemes (NSS 2018).

We offer opportunities for travel abroad, including international residential field courses, study abroad years in the US and Europe, and travel grants, as well as a variety of scholarships and bursaries. 

We have a thriving student community in DGES, led by the students' GeogSoc, 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 622606 or iges-admissions@aber.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you in Aberystwyth soon!