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Geography Measurement and Analysis Laboratory

This multi-purpose laboratory has flexible bench space to enable you to work on a variety of projects. Get up close with pollen and other flora, fauna and sediments using transmitted and incident light microscopes, spectrophotometers and a mastersizer for particle size analysis. Experiment using a wide range of laboratory equipment, with fume hoods for chemical extraction work. Go on to model your findings using our specialist 3D software, or our general and specialist ecological statistical packages, or undertake environmental dispersion modelling.


Field Kit:

An extensive range of field kit, including air, water and meteorological monitoring equipment, instrumentation for land surveying and mapping and other high end devices such as portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for in-situ elemental analysis allows you to undertake research both indoors and outside.



  • Light Microscopes
  • Spectrophometers
  • Masterizer
  • Fume Hoods
  • 3D Software


Viewing our Facilities and Equipment:

Come and see the Geography Measurement and Analysis Laboratory for yourself at one of our Open Days.


Geography Research:

The department’s research is supported by significant investment in facilities. Examples of impact include the Gender and Disaster Network (GDN), which explores how women and children are affected by global disaster policy and practice, and the Disaster and Development Network (DDN), whose work helps some of the most marginalised and impoverished communities in the world, across 22 countries and four continents.


Studying Geography at Northumbria:

Studying for a Geography related undergraduate or postgraduate degree with Northumbria University will give you the opportunity to investigate the wide range of economic, environmental, social, political and cultural processes impacting upon today's world and help develop solutions to these problems.

Undergraduate Study

We offer a wide range of undergraduate programmes from Environmental Management to Physical Geography, designed to give you an edge in your future career. Our programmes are professionally focused and offer an optional placement year and field trips. With extensive professional accreditation across all of our courses, our undergraduate programmes will provide the ideal foundation for work or further study.

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Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduate programmes from Disaster Management and Sustainable Development to Environmental Health have been specially tailored for the next stage for your academic career to either deepen your knowledge of your chosen field, changing career direction or taking a step towards professional status.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning offers the opportunity to study wherever you are based in the world without having to be step foot on campus. Northumbria’s online environment is highlight supportive with continuous interaction with tutors and other students through virtual seminars and the latest online discussion groups.

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Postgraduate Research

If you're interested in joining one of our Doctoral research degree programmes, please find more information about all our opportunities at the Graduate School.


Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!


Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering Staff

Our Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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From robotics to photovoltaics, cosmic rays to smart materials, Physics and Electrical Engineering’s pioneering research focuses on a wide range of issues.

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