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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Impacts of outdoor recreation on space-use, behaviour and interspecific interactions of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Scottish Highlands (University of St Andrews, 2022-06-15) - ThesisIn Scotland, the geographical distribution of red deer (Cervus elaphus scoticus) overlaps with areas used for popular outdoor activities such as hill walking. This overlap can have multiple consequences for the animal ...
(University of St Andrews, 2020-07-29) - ThesisThis thesis examines the luminescence and mineral physics of Rare Earth Element (REE) bearing minerals as a precursor to developing smart sorting tools for critical metals used in low-carbon technologies. I characterise ...
Alteration and fluid flow associated with sediment-hosted stratiform copper mineralisation in the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift System, USA (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - ThesisThe White Pine Cu-Ag deposit is one of the World’s largest examples of a sediment- hosted copper (SHC) mineral system, with a pre-mining resource of >10 Mt of Cu metal. The deposit is located on the southern shore of ...
Rapid climate change in the glacial North Atlantic : new insights from geochemical records of temperature, CO₂, redox and circulation (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - ThesisRapid climate change events of the last glacial period are a prime example of the climate system’s ability to flip quickly between different states. These are associated with abrupt shifts in temperature, productivity and ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - Thesis