Geography, environment and planning

Welcome to Geography, Environment and Planning at Herts! We are part of the Department of Psychology Sport and Geography, within the University’s School of Life and Medical Sciences.

We aim to be a leading centre in teaching excellence, student experience and research, preparing our students to understand and address today’s pressing societal and environmental challenges. Our degrees span geographical and environmental fields and planning.

We host and contribute to a number of research groups, including the Smart Mobility Unit, the Ebenezer Howard School of Planning, and the Agricultural and Environment Research Unit, delivering innovative research and services with industrial, commercial and public sector partners.


Our facilities include extensive computing and informatics resources and field equipment and are complemented by several well-equipped specialist laboratories, staffed by experts. Our remarkable environmental field centre covers a wide range of habitats spanning 40 hectares.

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