Geography and Environmental Science is a new department comprising the former, long established departments of Geography and Soil Science, and along with the Department of Archaeology forms the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES).
Geography was first taught as a degree subject at the University of Reading in 1902. Formally established in 1964, the origins of Soil Science go back to the establishment of courses in agriculture at Reading in the late nineteenth century. The merger of the departments in 2010 strengthens and broadens the teaching and research links that we have built over the years.
Our highly rated research activities investigate the pressing issues of today.
Soil Science building third floor greenhouseWe offer the opportunity to study at undergraduate, masters or research degree level.
As well as large teaching laboratories, the excellent facilities include specialised analytical and research laboratories. Students and staff also have access to the up to the minute IT facilities located around the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES)
Athena SWAN Bronze awardThe School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science is a holder of the Bronze Athena SWAN Department Award.