The School of Geography at Queen Mary is internationally recognized for its theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded and politically-engaged research and remains one of the top departments for geography and environmental studies according to results of the Research Excellence Framework results (REF 2014) – a measure of the quality of higher education research in the UK.
Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure. Scores increased across all areas and the School is ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall.
We are recognised by AHRC, ESRC and NERC for full-time and part-time postgraduate studentships.
Research is pursued through four research themes and six research centres:
- Culture, Space and Power
- Economy, Development and Social Justice
- Health, Biosciences and Security
- Earth Surface Science