Geography at UQ

About Geography at UQ

Geography at UQ is concerned with patterns and processes of natural and built environments, and of human activities and their causes and consequences. So addressing issues of global importance such as population growth, climate change, loss of biodiversity, land degradation, and food and water security is at the forefront of our teaching and research activities.

From physical geography and human geography to spatial information science and geographic information science, the extensive span of Geography specialisms at UQ is supported by interdisciplinary and innovative research.

UQ is ranked #25 in the world for geography, according to ShanghaiRanking's latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Our graduates leave us equipped to create change in a range of sectors, including ecology, mineral and oil exploration, health, urban and regional planning, mathematics, cartography, surveying and environmental science.

A UQ qualification in Geography subjects will prepare you for a range of challenging and exciting roles in Australia and abroad. Photo: Xuan Thuan Nguyen
Learn about our internationally-renowned research expertise and impacts, centres and groups, and how you can work with us and access our world-class facilities.
Meet our Geography experts, who are recognised world wide for their teaching and research excellence, and for their collaborative links with industry and community.

What our graduates say

Joshua Soderholm

"I've been able to access state-of-the-art resources, funding for my own research at UQ and, most importantly, a wide range of contacts within the weather community."

Dr Joshua Soderholm, PhD in Geographical Services

General enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3365 6455