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Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Northampton

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Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

As one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that you actually learn rather than the way you are expected to learn. Join us and you will be one of the first students through the doors of our Waterside Campus.

Perhaps you want to study for a degree to kick-start your career or take it to the next level? Maybe you’re passionate about a subject that has grabbed your interest and want to learn every detail you can? Maybe you want to change the world for the better? Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do. We want to ensure that your experience studying with us enables you to transform your life and those of others too, no matter how great or small this may be.

Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Northampton

The Environmental & Geographical Sciences Subject Team at the University of Northampton is inter-disciplinary, multi-professional, innovative, committed and focused upon delivering the highest possible responsive student experience. The mission of Environmental & Geographical Sciences at the University of Northampton is to be internationally facing and committed to maximising the intellectual potential and employability of all of our students. We will provide life-changing opportunities in education that are underpinned by a culture within the Subject of research, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Our programmes of study will be rigorous, challenging and professional and will be widely accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. In addition we are widely recognised as the Centre of Excellence for Wastes Management education in the UK, delivering specialist modules within our Environmental Science provision alongside specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These have been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) along with industry partners.
Read more about our current research and links to our courses below:


Geography BSc Hons
Climate Change BSc Hons
Environmental Science BSc Hons


Advanced Industrial Practice (Waste Management) MSc