Why study Geography here?

The perfect place to study Geography

Liverpool is a vibrant and exciting city that has undergone significant change in the last decade, making it a fantastic place to study Geography.

The human geography of Liverpool

The city has the fastest growing economy in the UK outside of London, was European Capital of Culture in 2008, continues to host significant cultural events, and is a prime example of culture-led regeneration.

Building from this success the current challenges are to make sure that everyone in Liverpool benefits (through social inclusion) and that development is sustainable. We are playing our part in this.

As a port city Liverpool is well placed to benefit from sustainable energy development in the Irish Sea, so you can study the transition to a low carbon economy and society first-hand.

A truly international city, Liverpool has a long history of connections to other places, through trade, culture and migration. Liverpool is home to the oldest Black African community in the UK and the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

Contemporary challenges such as those relating to health & well-being, political activism, crime and energy are all clearly evident within the city and make Liverpool a vibrant source when studying human geography.

The physical geography of Liverpool

For physical geographers, the city is equally ideal, for study or research.

Liverpool is situated alongside a fascinating and dynamic marine and coastal environment, with the world-renowned Sefton Dunes juxtaposed with the once heavily polluted but now vastly improved River Mersey.‌

Our course modules make practical reference to the long tradition of innovation and success found here, in habitat conservation, environmental protection, coastal resource management and ecosystem restoration.

We are also within easy reach of the Peak District, Lake District and North Wales National Parks. These provide great field study sites with dynamic physical environments. Explore our fieldwork activity worldwide.

These places will give you prime opportunities to reconstruct past environmental change and glaciation, examine environmental and geomorphological processes and study human-physical interactions. 

Our close collaborations with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the School of Veterinary Sciences and the School of Engineering provide exciting platforms for exploring climate change impacts and adaptation options.

Find out more about our research and the exciting range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.