Geography and environmental sciences

Study the major issues facing the planet, from climate change to sustainability, and explore the solutions. You’ll get to put your knowledge into practice with field trips in the UK and overseas.

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.

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Our courses

You can study environmental science, climate change 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.

Agriculture for Sustainable Development, MSc

Make a difference to the future of food production in developing countries with a Master’s in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Natural science; Science

Climate Change, BSc Hons

Delivered by the Natural Resources Institute, this new climate change degree will help you find solutions to urgent global issues. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Environmental Science (Extended), BSc Hons

Our Environmental Science (Extended), BSc Hons degree teaches a combination of natural and physical science, to equip you with the right skills to address present and future challenges.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Environmental Science, BSc Hons

With this BSc Environmental Science course, you’ll discover how society affects the environment and explore solutions to environmental issues. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Global Environmental Change, MSc

Explore the interactions between food, land, energy, water and climate on this research-active Master’s in Global Environmental Change. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Natural science; Science

MSc Natural Resources (by Research)

This MSc will help graduates and professionals gain skills and expertise in natural resources and sustainable development. Read more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography

Physical Geography (Extended), BSc Hons

Our Physical Geography (Extended), BSc Hons degree covers natural and physical science. Includes a foundation year. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Physical Geography, BSc Hons

Discover more about the natural and physical environment. Our Physical Geography, BSc Hons degree includes funded fieldwork trips for geographical exploration. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Science

Transformative Change for Sustainable Development, MSc

How will we tackle ongoing global challenges? Join our new MSc programme – Transformative Change for Sustainable Development.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Medway Campus
  • Subject: Geography; Natural science; Science

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.

Contact

fes-research-office@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

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

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867