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 2022, January 2023
BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography and Outdoor EducationSeptember 2022

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.


Stirling University Geography Society - a student run society that aims to unite anyone with a passion for Geography through social and interest events.

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 2014), 60 percent of our research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Quaternary Science and Landscape Change Research Group

We give deep-time, science-based perspective on contemporary environmental issues through new understandings of the complex relationships between long-term environmental change, human adaptations and resilience embedded in landscapes.

Earth and Planetary Observation Research Group

We harness satellite, airborne and in-situ sensor technologies to provide new understandings of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem responses to environmental change, and deliver data-driven solutions to pressing global challenges.

Healthy Environments: Sustainable Societies Research Group

The group's research provides interdisciplinary evidence to drive innovative management of land, air and water, and policy tools that promote societal well-being and ecosystem resilience.