Geography is the study of the shape and features of the Earth’s surface along with the complex relationships between people and their environments.

Environmental Geography degree courses at the University of Stirling seek to make sense of our changing world. Studying Environmental Geography helps you to make sense of the world we live in by bridging physical geography and social sciences; developing expert knowledge and skills to research, analyse and communicate how natural and human-mediated environmental change affects the well-being of the planet.

Our courses are designed to give students essential intellectual and reasoning skills, field- and laboratory- based skills and geo-spatial skills which are all highly valued by a wide range of employers.

Geography courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

Undergraduate courses
CourseStart date
BSc (Hons) Environmental GeographySeptember 2024, January 2025
BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography and Outdoor EducationSeptember 2024


We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.

Undergraduate scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

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Graduate careers in Geography

University of Stirling Geography degree graduates are equipped with a unique combination of subject-specific and transferable skills. Our combined approach will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers in education, conservation and environment professions, science and technology professions, travel and related occupations, and sports and fitness occupations.

Our graduates have found employment as:

  • scientist e.g. analytical biological/research/soil/water etc.
  • urban planner
  • laboratory technician
  • energy advisor
  • environmental education officer
  • environmental manager/consultant
  • recycling officer
  • waste management officer
  • geographic information analyst
  • nature/conservation officer
  • ecologist

Partnerships and industry

We’ve strong links with environmental employers working with businesses, government and charities on a range of environmental issues to provide real-world experience for all of our students.

We have well-established course links with the University of Guelph in Canada. Environmental Geography undergraduate students may spend either one or two semesters during Year 3 giving them the opportunity to broaden their geographical and cultural experience.

Geography research

Geography research at the University of Stirling is carried by the Biological and Environmental Sciences research group. They have a unique focus on the relationships between people and the environment and our research findings are used to inform policy makers and practitioners in conservation and environmental regulation, planning and management.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), 100% of our Geography and Environmental Studies research was rated as having either outstanding or very considerable impact – ranking us joint 12th in the UK.