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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. The achievements of the Department are reflected and recognized by its Excellent rating in the most recent Teaching Assessment Exercise and by having 55% of its research recognised as being world leading or internationally excellent in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. 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