- Geography ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland. Earth Science ranked 9th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019)
- Geography ranked 32nd in the World (QS World University rankings by subject 2018)
- Human Geography ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research, and 1st in UK for published work (REF 2014)
- Earth Systems Research Group rated as 1st in Scotland for both its world-leading publications and research environment (REF 2014)
The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences collaborates with a range of international organisations to strengthen research and teaching opportunities. Our global network includes universities, government and industry partners along with charities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Our international research and partnerships contribute directly to enhanced learning opportunities for our students and to the University`s vision of building upon our position as one of the world`s great broad-based research-intensive universities.