School of GeoSciences Research
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Our research is supported through three research institutes:

 We also host national and international centres and have established research links on every continent. 

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We are one of the largest interdisciplinary groupings of geographers and geoscientists in the UK, addressing global challenges to secure a more socially-just and environmentally sustainable world.

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Find out more about our researchers and their individual research profiles.  You can search by name, by research institute or by research group.

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Spanning the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities, we address major environmental and social challenges through our three broad research themes.

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We offer a suite of research programmes in Masters by Research (MScR) and doctorates (PhD) across the physical and social sciences, and humanities.

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Find out how we are engaging with, and influencing the world for the better.  


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We work with a variety of partners to support business goals through research, funded studentships, consultancy, knowledge transfer and commercialisation.

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Explore our range of state-of-the-art laboratories, world-leading analytical facilities, field equipment and workshops.

We also host several national facilities on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 

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From New York Times bestsellers and documentaries with Sir David Attenborough through to Hollywood blockbusters - see where we feature!

Our School hosts a variety of research events for our staff and students.  We also run events, seminars and public lectures for a range of audiences, including external researchers, business and industry, and the general public.

Our School has a range of support services, valuing the contribution of our research staff as essential to delivering our high-quality research agenda.  We welcome all applications from independent researchers for fellowships.