Learning and Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Geography at its best

Our degrees are intellectually stimulating and help students develop as independent learners with the key skills for future work.

We constantly review our degree programmes to ensure they address the needs of employers, including the many organisations we partner.

Supporting your studies

To help you meet the intellectual and practical challenges of studying Geography, we provide comprehensive student support through:‌

  • Small tutor groups through all years
  • High levels of field and lab-based teaching within the Department and in Europe's most advanced teaching laboratories
  • An emphasis on active, problem-based learning (learning by doing)
  • Hands-on experience of cutting-edge laboratory technologies in Physical Geography, and innovations in research methodology and community consultation in Human Geography
  • Supervised independent and group project work‌

Part of a friendly Geography community

Geographers at the University of Liverpool are not only leaders in their fields, but are highly supportive, friendly and enthusiastic. A Geography degree requires you to work hard, but we work hard to provide the support you need, and will enjoy it with you along the way.

Staff and students work closely together and there is a good academic and social life within the department, organised by our student-run Geographical Society. From the very first field class in Freshers’ week, fieldwork provides not only a prime opportunity to receive engaged, hands-on tuition but also an opportunity to get to know staff and other students in a more informal environment.

From your first day to the end of your degree, you will be in a small tutor group, giving you the support of a named academic member of staff as well as the peer-support of your fellow tutees.‌

Student research

Our students are valued members of our research community, and undergraduate students have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and expertise, working closely with leading academics. Some examples of recent research projects undertaken by undergraduate students in Geography include:

Human Geography related projects

  • The rise of far-right opinion in the British political mainstream
  • Aid and its effects on Health in Cambodia
  • Businesses, sustainability and ethics
  • Study of migration during the Irish famine in the 1840s
  • Liverpool 2008 European Capital of Culture campaign, a tale of two cities

Physical Geography related projects

  • The potential impacts of wave power on the UK’s future energy production?
  • Can the mapping of glacial features help reconstruct glacial ice limits?
  • Vegetation impact on urban heat island mitigation: A study around Princes Park
  • Late Holocene changes in sediment flux: a palaeolimnological assessment of Brotherswater
  • Human and Environmental impact on Natterjack Toad habitat in the Sefton dunes