St John's College Oxford
The interdisciplinary study of the relationship between nature and society.

Average intake: 4

  • St John’s has an excellent reputation as a college in which to study geography. As well as the Fellows, there is a good mix of undergraduate, MSc and DPhil Geographers in College.
  • There are numerous opportunities for academic and social interactions between Geographers in all years and statuses through the College Geography Society – known as the Martin Society, after Freddie Martin, a previous Fellow in Geography.
  • The Martin Society is a key focus for undergraduate Geographers who organise its activities. In a typical year, these include 8 lunchtime seminars (given by undergraduates), 4 evening seminars (given by visiting speakers), a week-end Reading Party, usually held in the Easter vacation, and an end-of-year dinner. All these activities are open to all Geographers in College.
  • Our students are part of a School of Geography that has consistently been at the top of various rankings of undergraduate Geography courses.
  • The College Library has a wide-ranging collection of the books and journals for both the core and optional courses.
  • Our undergraduates do well in university examinations, particularly in the dissertation component.
  • Many of our students continue in higher education or research institutions; others go into teaching and aid agencies.  We also have very successful lawyers, bankers, financiers and entrepreneurs among our Geographer alumni.

Read a profile from a St John's student studying Geography here.
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