Find out what it's like to be an undergraduate student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and see how our courses have benefited past students in their chosen careers.
Our students talk about studying Geography at Birmingham
Tom, BSc Geography
“The course builds progressively at a manageable pace, encouraging group working and interaction with course mates, which resulted in lifelong friends.”
"Studying abroad is about integration, mental attitude, strength, change, self belief and finding out what makes you happy."
Madeleine, MSci Geology
"At the University of Birmingham we're very lucky because we've got the Lapworth Museum. It’s a fantastic resource for learning about fossils and other aspects of geology."
Catherine, MSci Geology with an International Year
"This course benefited me because I got to study a subject I enjoyed and in later years I was able to choose the modules and so tailor the course to my particular interests and future career path in the subject."
"The applicant visit day was so useful for choosing the right university for me. The staff were so friendly, the student reps were so enthusiastic and the talks were so informative that it was really obvious that this was the right choice for me."
Jamie, MSci Environmental Science
"I developed guides and content that could be used in schools and for the public to understand the basics of scientific research, from forest ecology to using maps and GPS units."
James, BSc Geology
"I decided that I wanted to combine the skills I gained from Geology with the experience I had gained from working in the civil engineering field, which led to my MSc in Geotechnical Engineering."