Geography BSc (Hons) (4 year route including a Foundation Year at Carmel College)

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  • Offers a Year in China

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: F808
  • Year of entry: 2022


School of Environmental Sciences

Geography offers unique insights into many of the most pressing issues facing the world in the 21st century, such as globalisation, geopolitics, climate change, sustainability, health, economics, population, hazards, pollution and natural resource management. Our degrees are intellectually stimulating and will help you to develop as an independent learner with the key skills for your future career.

We are one of the longest established Geography departments in the world, with courses on offer since 1886. We continue to build on these long traditions offering a vibrant learning environment where students are able to develop their interests and skills through a varied programme of study taught by leading experts.

Within human geography we have international expertise in areas including population and migration, health, geodemographics, GIS, environmental economics, social and cultural change, urban and rural geographies, as well as political and environmental activism.

Our Physical geography research expertise lies in overlapping research themes that focus on better understanding the processes that shape the earth’s surface, and the evidence, causes and impacts of environmental and climate change. These themes are explored across glacial, slope, river, lake, wetland, coastal and marine environments. Our studies span arctic to tropical, mountain to lowland, and humid to arid systems - reconstructing past environments covering the last two million years and developing models for the future in relation to human activities and climate change.

Liverpool is a vibrant and exciting city that has undergone significant change in the last decade, making it a fantastic place to study Geography. Urban regeneration and environmental change mean you can see many core geographical processes within the dynamic physical, social and political environments surrounding the city.

We are renowned for the unparalleled fieldwork experience we offer our undergraduates. From your first week to your final year, field classes are an important part of your learning. In addition to making the most of Liverpool’s location we boast truly excellent field trips to destinations including: Santa Cruz (California), Singapore, Barcelona, Almeria and Lorca (Spain) Edinburgh, Newcastle, The Lake District and mid-Wales.

We constantly review our programmes to ensure that employability is at the heart of our degrees. This means that a Geography degree from the University of Liverpool gives you the experience and skills for a wide range of career opportunities. 

Which degree

The BA and BSc programmes in Geography are designed to give you the opportunity to pursue pathways in Human or Physical Geography, or take advantage of our flexible programmes and combine the sub-disciplines throughout your degree. We offer specialised modules informed by research at the forefront of debates in Human and Physical Geography, along with modules which allow you to explore the interaction between society and the environment.

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Dan Wilberforce

Dan Wilberforce

Geography BSc

I picked geography because of the breadth of the subject. It's one of the few subjects where you can develop an understanding of contemporary social science alongside cutting-edge natural science. Geography is applicable to pretty much every aspect of life. In third year in particular, you get a lot of elective modules with a very broad spectrum and can really satisfy your intellectual intrigue.

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