School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Professor Heather Viles, Head of School
An academic department of the University of Oxford, the School is internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement. In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.
Remembering Claudia Comberti
Staff and students of the School were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of their colleague and friend Claudia Comberti in a road accident on 9 May. Claudia was forever smiling, forever generous with her friendship and an incredibly talented environmental social scientist at the beginning of a promising career. As a testament to Claudia’s life-force and passion, and at the request of her family, the School has set up a special fund in Claudia’s name and memory. The Environmental Change Institute will also name their 2017-18 MSc Scholarship in her honour. She will be greatly missed. Read more
Undergraduate Honour School
Experience the unique and integrative undergraduate geography degree programme at a university leading the way in geographical teaching and research. Our undergraduate degree provides students with a wide range of experience and skills across the breadth of geography, based on in-depth teaching from our many expert staff.
International Graduate School
With over 200 graduate students from a range of nationalities, professional and disciplinary backgrounds we are one of the largest, most diverse and vibrant graduate schools in the world offering six advanced degrees in Geography and the Environment.
The School is undertaking world-class interdisciplinary research, addressing societal and environmental problems, and advancing knowledge within an exciting research environment. Find out more
Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation
Climate Systems and Policy
Materialities, Mobilities, Politics
Economy, Society and Place
Our Research Centres
In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.
Environmental Change Institute
The ECI is an interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions, and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education. Find out more
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
The SSEE is enabling business and governments to address the global energy, environment and sustainable development challenges of the 21st century. Find out more
Transport Studies Unit
The Transport Studies Unit seeks to advance innovative approaches to the study of ‘transport futures’ over time and space. Find out more
Our Research Networks
Oxford Networks for the Environment
The Oxford Networks for the Environment mobilise the University’s expertise to find solutions to the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, food security, climate change, and threats to biodiversity. Find out more