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Welcome to Birkbeck

Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies


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Innovative courses

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.

2014 Student Satisfaction Surveys

Geography fares well in the latest Student Satisfaction Surveys

Birkbeck's public events explore Big Ideas - from the Olympics to the East End in World War One

A new series of free thought-provoking events is being organised by Birkbeck at Stratford Library

Dr Paul Watt on France24

Dr Paul Watt, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies appears on France24, discussing 'London's poorest being priced out of the capital' which was broadcast yesterday.

Dr William Ackah on BBC Radio London

Dr William Ackah, Lecturer in Community and Voluntary Sector Studies, appeared on BBC Radio London to debate British values.

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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.