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Department of Geography and Planning

Building on our long history, we are one of the oldest and largest UK Geography and Planning departments. Ranked 14th for research power and with a research environment ranked 8th in the UK (REF2021), our world-leading expertise and facilities are integral to the exciting undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that we offer.

Study Geography


Liverpool has offered Geography honours since 1917-18, with the UK’s first named Professor in Geography (the John Rankin Chair). Our students are taught in award-winning facilities by the people shaping the geographical debates of the 21st century.

Study Planning


Civic Design was the world’s first Planning School (founded 1909). A global centre of excellence in accredited professional planning education and research, our graduates are in senior positions all over the world. The team plays a pivotal role addressing societal challenges.

Study Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental science at Liverpool draw on our interdisciplinary excellence. We draw together expertise in physical and biological sciences forming an integrated approach to tackle both natural- and human-induced problems, e.g. climate change.



We have an established reputation for research excellence, ranked 14th for research power and with 36% of our publications rated as world leading (4*) (REF2021).

Browse our recent research here.

Masters Programmes

Master programmes

Our Masters taught programmes prepare individuals for the work-place tackling the global challenges facing our society.

Planning and Environmental assessment and management degrees

Geography and Environmental science degrees



Our facilities are world leading, with a research environment ranked 8th in UK (REF2021). Our learning environment received the HEA’s 2016 Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence. Research-led science is fundamental to all our programmes