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About Geography

The Department of Geography at King’s College London is located on the Strand Campus in the heart of London, adjacent to the River Thames. Our location at the centre of one of the world’s great cities influences the research that we do, the themes that we teach, and the people with whom we work. Our horizon for geographical research and study is the world, but also the many ways in which London is deeply connected with the wider world, for example through environmental processes, human mobility, finance & power, ideas and culture.

The Department's research is organised around five domains of geographical knowledge: Contested Development, Environmental Dynamics, Risk and Society, Geocomputation and Urban Futures. Our research engages with global grand challenges and pressing environmental, urban and social issues such as climate change, disasters, smart cities, risk regulation, water, human migration and wildfire hazards. We undertake field research in over 70 countries located in all five continents and our research findings contribute to public debates and policy development on global, national and local scales.

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 Degrees in Geography and an unparalleled range of 12 MA and MSc Programmes, including climate change and culture, disasters and development, and environmental modelling and monitoring. We also supervise over 100 PhD students in natural & physical science, in social science and in 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.

 

 

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In line with the university’s wider Equality and Diversity 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 committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.