Department of Geography

Welcome to McGill Geography

Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims and permafrost problems. Both a physical and a social science, it provides a unique opportunity to obtain a broad exposure to modes of analyzing the many environmental and situational problems of contemporary society. Our department is based in the Faculty of Science and offers degrees at the Bachelors (B.A., B.Sc, & B.A.Sc.), Masters (M.A. & M.Sc), and Ph.D. levels.

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Undergraduate Geography

The Department offers a range of undergraduate programs, courses, and learning resources.

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Graduate Geography

The Department offers graduate programs leading to a Master’s of Arts (MA), a Master’s of Science (MSc), or a doctorate (Ph.D.).

Barbados field course in Winter 2023: How to apply

Students interested in applying for the Barbados field course held over reading week in winter 2023 GEOG 496: Geographical Excursion are invited to email an application to the Instructor as outlined on this page. Selection is based on four main factors: program, GPA, application statement, and date the application is received.

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Life after McGill

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Our program prepares students for a diverse range of careers, as well as further graduate and professional study.

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

View from the highest peak in Vietnam, Mt Fansipan. 

Photo credit: Ngo Hanh, Hanoi, 2021

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

The new city of Dompak, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. (2021, based on a 2016 reference photo by Alyssa Wilbur)

Credit: Kerstin Schreiber, 2021

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Mer Bleue boardwalk

Photo credit: Gillian Rowan, 2019

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

An informal xe ôm driver near a busy intersection in the centre of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Photo credit: Binh Nguyen, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Lusail, Qatar, is a new city under construction that is part of the infrastructure being built to host the FIFA World Cup 2022

Photo credit: Sarah Moser, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

The tide is coming! Some plots are covering with saltwater from the St. Lawrence estuary.

Photo credit: Wendy Ampuero Reyes, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Tourists take photos and selfies during sunset at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Photo credit: Emma Avery, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

This patchwork of land use is a common sight in the highlands of northern Thailand.

Photo credit: Jennifer Langill, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Herding on motorcycle in Inner Mongolia.

Photo credit: Luci Lu, 2019

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Water ceases to flow for at least one day per year along 51-60% of the world’s rivers by length.

Credit: Mathis Messager, 2020

2021 GGS Photography, Infographics & Multimedia Exhibit

Installing bicycle counters on a pop-up bike lane on avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal.

Photo credit: Kara Martin 2020

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