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Who we are

The Department of Geography is a vibrant community of students, teachers and researchers. Our holistic approach encompasses both human and physical geography perspectives on global challenges and pressing environmental, geopolitical, urban and rural issues.

Our research findings contribute to public debates and policy development at national and international scales, making important contributions to climate change, disasters, smart cities, risk regulation, water, human migration and wildfire hazards. We are also deeply committed to tackling pressing matters of social justice around the world.

We undertake field research in over 95 countries across seven continents. Meanwhile, using London as a laboratory, our students and staff study migration, transport, housing, displacement, air and water quality, and health impacts of Londoners.

Studying geography at King’s gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, develop their skills and broaden their experience within a world class, global university. We teach across human, physical and environmental geography, offering BA and BSc courses in Geography and an unparalleled range of MA and MSc courses, including climate change and culture, disasters and development, and environmental modelling and monitoring.

We also supervise over 100 PhD candidates in natural & physical science, social science and the humanities. Our modules are taught by experts in their respective domains, bringing cutting-edge research into the curriculum and taking learning into the field.

Geography awarded Bronze Athena SWAN for gender equality

We have been awarded the bronze Athena SWAN, which recognises that our department has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. This includes representation, progression and success for all.


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In line with the university’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion statement, the Department is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all of our students, staff and visitors.

We aim to nurture a collegial, mutually supportive and committed culture among staff, students and visitors. We are committed to providing and promoting an environment in which all people can learn, work and interact freely without fear of discrimination, prejudice or harassment.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work and learning environment. All students and staff are treated equitably and are not accorded less favourable treatment because of age, marital/civil partnership status, sex, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, religious or political beliefs and transgender status.

The Department is also committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.