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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.

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.

Michael Boampong, PhD Geography

"As it is part of the University of London, Birkbeck is very reputable with a rich learning environment and academic resources."

Dr Paul Watt to give paper on 'The Focus E15 Mums Campaign' at Conference Friday 14th November

Paul Watt is giving a paper entitled 'The Focus E15 Mums Campaign: A Deleuzoguattarian War Machine?' at the (Re)Visioning the Urban Imagination: The Art and Politics of Redevelopment Conference on Friday 14th November 2014 at the Richmond University in London (Kensington Campus).

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

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

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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.