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Why study Geography at Heriot-Watt?
You'll engage with physical and human geography topics of current global relevance before specialising in your area of choice, gaining transferable and geography-specific skills through multidisciplinary teaching.
Our industry links ensures our teaching is relevant in the real world, and you'll experience what it is like to be a professional geographer working in practice.
Our industry focused and problem-based degrees will ensure you'll acquire the skills needed to work in multidisciplinary teams and solve real-world problems. You'll become flexible and creative with the ability to apply your skills to a range of careers.
Explore the Natural World with Geography
At Heriot-Watt, we solve real-world problems within Geography. Our practical approach to teaching makes us the perfect choice for those who choose to engage with the knowledge and skills required to explore and shape the environment.
Undergraduate Geography programmes
Ranking (Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design, The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide 2024)
We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 4th in UK for Town & Country Planning and Landscape by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.
We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 15th in the UK for Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design in the Complete University Guide 2023.
There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.
Employers around the world actively seek out our graduates because they are work-ready. All our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of industry. Around 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Interested in our planet, the environment and how we interact with it? The Geography society gives students a platform to discuss issues/topics surrounding Geography with like-minded individuals.
At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!
We are accredited by the following organisations
At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.