Why study Geography
Through Geography, you will get to the heart of contemporary issues such as climate and environmental change, geopolitics, the transformation of modern societies and cultures, global health and social inequality, and how cities are evolving. You will learn to think critically, analysing how and why our world changes.
Geography paves the way for a range of exciting professional careers, and enables students to lead and promote active citizenship. Our students develop a special way of thinking ‘spatially’, about human-environment problems and their solutions, and learn a range of skills which appeal to a wide range of employers. Field trips explore places as diverse as the Burren and Lanzarote and in third year, students may opt for an industry placement module (subject to availability).
The Geography Department at Maynooth University is one of the most successful in Ireland, and it is an inspirational centre for research-led teaching, with students often hearing about latest research findings before they are released to the public.