Earth & Environmental Sciences and Geography & Sustainable Development (Schools of)
From 1st January 2017, the School of Geography & Geosciences has split into two new and separate schools:
In the 2014 REF results, Geography & Geosciences was ranked 5th in the UK of 74 Units assessed by the 2014 Unit of Assessment Panel for Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology. Geography & Geosciences was ranked 1st in the UK for the excellence of its Impact statements and 3rd in the UK in terms of its Research Environment. Our overall quality profile rates 83% of work as being of 4* and 3* quality.
Teaching in both schools is research-led and was judged 'excellent' by an external quality audit. Both the Guardian and the Times University Guides for 2016 rank us among the top places in the UK to study Geography and Geosciences.
Both schools offer several degree options and support an expanding community of both research and taught postgraduates within major research groupings.
Please see the relevant school websites for further information.
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The construction of success and negotiation of minority identities : a mixed methods study of the experiences and outcomes of school leavers in Scotland (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisEach year in Scotland, around 50,000 young people complete their secondary education and leave school. This period of educational transition is laden with risks and opportunities; significant decisions are made and life ...
Adaptation to the impacts of climate change in small island communities : an analysis of Scottish case studies (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisThe IPCC have identified small islands as high-risk settings facing adverse impacts of climate change, particularly flooding and storm surge, with potentially detrimental consequences for human wellbeing and livelihoods. ...
The archaeological potential of windblown sand and its impacts on prehistoric settlements and landscapes in the Orkney Islands, Scotland (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisThis thesis comprises an investigation into the nature, chronology, and significance of prehistoric windblown sand deposition on archaeological sites in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. One of the most visible and ...
Reconciling molecules and morphology in benthic foraminifera : a morphometric study of Ammonia and Elphidiidae in the NE Atlantic (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-22) - ThesisA robust and consistent taxonomy underpins the use of fossil material in palaeoenvironmental research and long-term assessments of biodiversity. However, the successful identification of benthic foraminiferal species is ...
Foreign direct investment and South-South cooperation : negotiating space, place and power within Chinese FDI in South Africa (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisChinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in South Africa is indicative of a two-fold transformation in the contemporary development landscape: the rise of South-South Cooperation (SSC) and a re-centering of economic growth ...