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Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies


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The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies offers courses at all levels that will help you gain up-to-date specialised skills and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

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From one-term courses to PhDs, our teaching and administrative staff look forward to welcoming you on one of our many programmes.

iemaSTS Registered Centre

GEDS is an iemaSTS Registered Centre. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the professional membership body for promoting best practice standards in environmental management.

Dr Paul Watt to deliver keynote speech at BSA Bourdieu Study Group event

Paul Watt will deliver a talk titled ‘On the Street Where You Won’t be Living for Much Longer': What Bourdieu Can and Cannot Offer Urban Studies

Dr Paul Watt on "Questioning time: Housing and Social Justice"

Paul Watt will be part of a panel of campaigners, activists, researchers and academics discussing the processes of gentrification and regeneration.

Dr Karen Wells to speak at Rutgers University, Camden. NJ, USA

GEDS Dr. Karen Wells will be speaking at the 3rd Annual Lecture of the Department of Childhood Studies

Au Pairing in the UK – an open door to exploitation?

New research sheds light on the working conditions of au pairs in the UK

09 October 2014 - 13:00: GEDS Monthly Research Seminars

14 October 2014 - 17:15: London Group of Historical Geographers Seminar Programme, Autumn 2014

The London Group of Historical Geographers Seminar Programme 2014 focuses on the theme of 'Scarcity and Plenty'

26 November 2014 - 16:00: Open Evening

04 February 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

12 May 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

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Whatever aspect of geography you are interested in - from local culture to global development; from storms, seas and rivers to cities - you can find your place in the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies.