The Geography Department was established in Mary Immaculate College in 1974, following the introduction of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree. The Department provides geography to degree level as a major subject in both the B.Ed. and a B.A. (Liberal Arts) programme which was introduced in 1992.
The geography undergraduate programme is one of the most popular among students, with typical enrolment of approximately 450. As well as Irish students, we cater each year for students from a range of European and North American institutions participating in Socrates and other international exchange programmes.
The Department currently consists of five full-time permanent staff members. Our facilities include a dedicated teaching and resource area, including a map library and cartography laboratory, on the second floor of the foundation building, and physical geography laboratories, including a microscopy laboratory, in Gerard House.
The Department is also home to the William Joshua Microscope Slide Collection.
The Department is research active, and provides supervision for suitably qualified candidates wishing to undertake postgraduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) by research and thesis.