Learn about the natural world, landscapes and the effect societies have on them. Our geography and environmental science degrees are ranked first in London for student satisfaction in 2018 (Complete University Guide).

Climate change: we're not doing enough

Georgia wants to teach the next generation to protect the planet. Discover the world of Geography and the natural sciences at Greenwich.

Our courses

You can study environmental science and geography degrees full-time, part-time or take a sandwich course with a work placement. We also offer an extended degree, which has a foundation year. With fieldwork in the UK and abroad, these practical courses lead to a variety of rewarding careers.

Greenwich recognised for food shortage breakthrough

The University's work to tackle food shortage in Africa has been celebrated by Universities UK. This includes a method to extend the shelf life of the critical cassava crop.

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Research and partnerships

Research and scholarly activities inform our learning and teaching and complement the enterprise activities that we provide. The National Resources Institute (NRI) specialises in agriculture, environment and sustainability.

Applying science to global problems

Dr Frances Hawkes at the university’s Natural Resources Institute has worked on a pioneering solution against malaria, which affects over 200 million people every year.

Join us as a research student

Graduates from our undergraduate science courses can move on to our MRes degree. Normally, you will need a 2.1 or First. If you have a suitable research proposal in a science discipline, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.


Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

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