Geography and Environmental Science

Our courses and research examine the interactions between people, places, and environments

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We are ranked number one in student satisfaction for Environmental Science and Physical Geography

National Student Survey 2019

Tackle challenging questions about human and physical environments, from global issues such as climate change to local issues such as urban regeneration.


Aerial shot of Sabah Forest

Press Release

Actively restored tropical forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to new research led by the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen and ETH Zürich.

Published on 13 August 2020

Photograph of student Gene Lim


Gene is from Singapore and discovered Dundee when she flew to Scotland for her brother’s graduation. She fell in love with the city and she describes why it is one of the best choices she has ever made.

Published on 3 July 2020

A floating home


PhD student Nandan Mukherjee has developed floating homes which allow families to survive natural disasters while producing food, water, and energy. This has led to the University receiving the UN RISK Award and the accompanying €100,000 prize.

Published on 4 May 2020

Indian girl with blue powder on face for special event


Sophie Sherriff, Postdoc Research Associate, spent time in India to research water use

Published on 17 March 2020