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Welcome to our inquisitive Geography and Geology community. Whichever of our high quality courses you choose, teaching will combine laboratory and workshop practical activities, lectures and seminars, directed independent study, dissertation supervision, tutorials and fieldwork.

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We’re based in the Geosciences building which provides inclusive teaching, learning and research facilities for all our students. Our team of friendly staff are based in the department building and are on hand to offer one-to-one advice.

Our building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, and a number of dedicated specialist laboratories including physical geography, geology and spatial and data science.

We also have a bespoke physical geography and environmental science teaching laboratory. The building houses well equipped analytical/research laboratories, a geo-technical engineering laboratory and a social area for students.

Meet our students

amanda hughes

My proudest moment was winning a National Student Award from the Institute of Quarrying. It made all the hard work – 40 days identifying rocks in the wind and rain of the Lake District – worthwhile.

Amanda Hughes

BSc (Hons) Geology with Geography

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amanda hughes

The campus has so many industry-standard facilities, a lot of which are available 24 hours, and everything is really accessible, with lovely people to help if you need it.

Amanda Hughes

BSc (Hons) Geology with Geography

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Geography and Geology student Caroline

I felt like a different person after the Ullapool field trip. It felt like the defining moment of my degree.

Caroline Binns

BSc (Hons) Geography & Geology

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Geography and geology news

Edge Hill University awards scholarship to budding conservationist

An environmental advocate from Edge Hill University has been awarded a scholarship for her commitment to conservation.

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British Petrological Society (BPS) Associate Tutor Alison Evans with students Edge Hill Austin Rigby and Jenna Fitzpatrick

Edge Hill fern enthusiasts win gold at the Southport Flower Show

Two students from Edge Hill University have helped the British Pteridological Society (BPS) scoop a large gold medal at the Southport Flower Show for their display about ferns.

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An image of a group of students stood looking at a volcano site.

My life in volcanoes

Dr Joaquin Cortes caught the volcano bug growing up in the shadow of one of the most active volcanoes on earth, Villarrica in Chile. He is interested in the thermodynamic processes that lead to the generation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. We talk to Dr Joaquin about his research into volcanoes.

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Personal Tutors

What is a personal tutor, and why do I need a personal tutor? Edge Hill personal tutors answer your questions.

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Real-world experience – geography and geology

In December 1972, Harrison Schmitt became the first professional geologist to set foot on the moon, as part of the crew of Apollo 17. He and his crew-member collected over 115kg of rocks and other materials from the surface.

We can’t guarantee you’ll make it all the way to the moon, but a degree in the geosciences is certainly a route to a rewarding career.

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Career enhancing opportunities – geography and geology

Geosciences are all about exploration and understanding the world, so fieldwork is a core component of all our courses. Fieldwork is a great learning experience, discovering the history beneath your feet. But it’s also an opportunity to get to know each other, and to learn to work as a team.

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Offer holder days

If you would like to experience Edge Hill in person you can come to an offer holder day. Join a subject taster session, meet your tutors and show the campus to your loved ones.

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