Geography and Environmental Studies

REF 2014

  • The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) results show significant success for Geography, with Northumbria ranked 30th among UK universities based on research power.

  • This is a result of our excellent publications, of which 55% are ranked world leading or internationally excellent.


Our researchers address the challenges of the world's natural environment, including issues such as climate change, poverty, wealth generation, migration and cultural diversity.

Cold & Palaeo Environments

Our academics in this area undertake research to address fundamental questions facing planet earth. Research involves field based projects in cold regions across the globe, including the polar regions of Antarctica, European and Canada and a range of high mountain environments in New Zealand...

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Communities & Resilience

Academics in this area undertake research around fundamental questions in the human environment. Research covers communities, emotions multiculturalism, community cohesion, identity and public engagement, the built, natural and social environments, industrial relations and the labour market...

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Other Geography Research

Geography at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in geography, crime, environmental health and management, health & safety, and disaster management.

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We Are Global

Living in the 21st Century, the world is getting smaller and becoming more connected every day. At Northumbria University we recognise and respond to this fast paced, dynamic world and are operating on a global scale more than ever before.