The Geography course tackles some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, from food security to climate emergencies to pandemics.


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Typical offer

A*AA at A-level, or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please see the University entrance requirements page.


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Geography at Clare

Clare College has 2-3 geography students in each year and one Fellow, as well as varying numbers of PhD students and post-docs, ensuring a supportive environment for the study of this diverse and exciting subject.

The College and Department work closely together to plan supervision teaching and dissertation work, and give general advice on course selection and study skills.

Clare is committed to providing a stimulating academic environment with students and fellows working in subjects across the full range of arts and sciences.

Visit the University's subject page for more information.


Clare College

Andrew Friend's research interests concern controls on terrestrial vegetation type, structure, and productivity over a wide range of time and space scales and the effects of vegetation on atmospheric processes through land surface energy partitioning and carbon fluxes.

His current work is particularly concerned with the representation of individual plant growth, physiological differences between plant types and species, the representation of competition, and the global-scale dynamics of biogeochemistry-climate interactions.

Andrew Friend
Director of Studies in Geography