The School of Geography is ranked 11th in the world for Geography in the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2021. Our academics are internationally renowned and working at the top of their fields – at the forefront of knowledge and thinking, we disseminate cutting edge knowledge and research on topics as diverse as tropical ecology, social inclusion and city futures.
We offer an excellent student experience; 89% student satisfaction for Human Geography, 85% for Physical Geographical Sciences, and 83% for Planning (urban, rural and regional) in the National Student Survey 2020.
Not only are our courses excellent for career development, with many graduates taking top positions in industry and government, they are also preparation for those wishing to undertake further in-depth study in the form of a PhD and we are proud to say that University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.
To provide international leadership on major social, political and environmental challenges associated with global change. To ensure the quality of our research and its impact, combined with the excellence of our student experience, will enable the School to be recognised as one of the world’s leading geography departments. To pursue our vision, we have identified the following priorities:
To lead internationally excellent research collaborations and foster future research activity in ways that minimise our use of global resources and offer value for money
To develop our students as lifelong Leeds geographers with outstanding career opportunities
To nurture a thriving research postgraduate network
To build progressive knowledge transfer partnerships
To continue to engage our alumni community to support current students and research activities