The department is a leading centre for geographical scholarship and aims to integrate the study of the earth system with its landscapes, peoples, places and environments. With 29 academic staff, 14 postdoctoral researchers, 15 support staff, 44 postgraduates and over 400 undergraduates we teach and research across the breadth of the discipline.
Our teaching is research-led and has been judged ‘excellent’ by external quality audit. We offer degree options in Geography and Sustainable Development. Our world-leading academics bring their research interests, passions and expertise to the fore in their teaching to create a challenging and exciting learning environment for highly qualified students.
We also have a lively and expanding community of both research (PhD) and taught postgraduates (MSc/MRes) within our three major research groupings, and retain close links with the alumni of both our Geography and Sustainable Development teaching programmes.
Professor Allan Findlay
Head of Department
Department of Geography & Sustainable Development
Irvine Building, University of St Andrews
North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AL
Fife, Scotland, UK
Tel: 01334 462894
Fax: 01334 463949