Geography and the Environment | Graduate courses | University of Oxford
Wind farm
A land-based wind farm
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Geography and the Environment

With over 200 graduate students from a range of nationalities, professional and disciplinary backgrounds, the School of the Geography and the Environment at Oxford is one of the largest, most diverse and vibrant in the world. 

The school offers nine graduate courses, ensuring that a suitable opportunity exists at Oxford regardless of whether you are planning a career in research, teaching or an environment-related profession, preparing for a career change or to take a career break.

There are four one-year MSc courses combining taught course modules with a dissertation. These courses offer a framework of core lectures, field courses, electives, and workshops and symposia for learning. Individual classes reflect the research interests of individual faculty and often mix seminar style teaching with discussions or practical exercises.

The four two-year MPhil programmes combine a substantial research component with master’s-level study, and the DPhil is an advanced research degree which involves three to four years of original, independent research.

Research is supported in key areas of environmental, human and physical geography, from studies on migration, through pensions policies, biogeography, climate change, flood risk, desertification, biological and cultural diversity, and many other areas.

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