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Department of Geography

The Geography Department at The Open University has a record of producing innovative research and teaching in both human and environmental geography. Our excellence in research has been recognised in the Research Excellence Framework (2014) rating exercise where over 75% of our outputs and 100% of our impact were ranked as world leading or internationally recognised. Our courses cover topics such as sustainability, environmental policy, cities and globalisation.

This website will introduce you to the people who work and study in Geography here at The Open University, to the range of research activities and outputs that we are associated with, and to the opportunities for studying with us.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website!

OpenSpace Research Centre

For up-to-date news and events listings relating to the Department of Geography, its research and seminar programmes please visit the OpenSpace Research Centre website. OpenSpace was founded in 2009 to promote interdisciplinary research into geographical and environmental concerns, incorporating the Department of Geography as well as members from other Faculties throughout The Open University.
OpenSpace Research Centre