Discover the processes and changes in the Earth’s physical environment and understand the role humans play on our planet. You’ll travel for fieldwork, use industry-standard software and explore pressing environmental issues on our Geography BSc course.
Examine geography from the perspective of the Earth’s physical environments, landscapes and environmental processes on our Geography BSc course. We’ll equip you to use your knowledge of these to better understand the environmental and societal challenges we’re all facing.
UK and international fieldwork opportunities will broaden your horizons and inspire your research. You’ll visit destinations across Europe – which previously have included Tenerife, Mallorca and Cumbria. Plus, you’ll use the latest industry technology to gain experience in geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. You can also tailor your degree to your interests, with the opportunity to select subject-specific and complementary modules.
We run tailored careers and employability activities to help you plan for life after completing your Geography BSc. After three years, you’ll have developed subject-specific and transferable skills useful in both the public and private sector. You might consider working in environmental management, remote sensing or environmental education.
We also have a Geography BA course available for students interested in human geography. You will have options to study modules from the BA course on the BSc degree.
Pick up skills in handling, analysing and communicating spatial and geographical data, and take part in fieldwork. Year 1 of Geography BSc introduces you to physical and human geography, and a range of environmental issues. You’ll learn about the physical landscape of the Earth’s surface and its processes, and explore relationships between the environment, people and places. And you’ll develop skills in cartography, research and statistical analysis.
Contemporary Geographical Research introduces you to geographical research, enabling you to identify and use geographical information in appropriate and effective ways. The module will develop a number of subject-specific skills including geographical research methodologies, map and cartographical skills, statistical analysis and fieldwork, from note-taking and sketching to risk assessments and specific geographical techniques. You will discover how to select and apply appropriate statistical tests for the analysis of geographical and environmental data and be guided in recording, analysing and interpreting such data and drawing considered and precise conclusions.
Module code: GEO1061
Contemporary Geographical Skills
Contemporary Geographical Skills is a skills-based module that uses geographical knowledge to develop a range of subject-specific skills together with key transferable skills in ICT and communication. The module focuses on the handling, analysis and communication of spatial and graphical data. Core elements of contemporary geographical and environmental practice are the ability to handle, analyse and communicate spatial and graphical data. You will be introduced to the principles, uses and practical skills of geographical information systems (GIS), digital cartography and graphical software packages. You will also begin to develop a personal development portfolio.
Module code: GEO1060
Space, place and time
Space, place and time provides a broad introduction to the study of human geography, identifying and exploring key inter-relationships, namely between people, places and environments. You will learn conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of human geography. Attention focuses on the role of time, space and scale in human geography as well as environment and culture. In addition, the module will introduce you to current debates, concerns and issues within the discipline.
Module code: GEO1056
Earth, Climate and Environment
Earth, Climate and Environment provides an overview of physical geography examining basic concepts and their development. You will discover the physical framework of the earth’s surface and investigate the materials and processes operating there. The module covers climatic and environmental processes including aspects of biogeography, meteorology, hydrology and geomorphology.
Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated part of this degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.
Module code: TLC1010
Environmental Issues provides an awareness and understanding of the nature of environmental issues facing the world today. The module explores the important impact that people have on the environment and the influence that the environment exerts on people. It will focus on both natural hazards and the modification of environmental systems by human activity and the problems this may pose. You will have the opportunity to consider issues such as climatic change, water quality, flooding, biodiversity loss and human vulnerability to natural hazards. Through case studies, the physical processes underlying the issues will be explained together with an evaluation of management responses.
Module code: GEO1059
Geographical Curiosity explores the multidisciplinary nature of Geography. The module will introduce you to the nature and scope of geography as a science, exploring the development of the subject and reviewing key conceptual frameworks. More broadly, you will develop your geographical ‘mindset’ from the outset of your programme.
Module code: GEO1058
Design a research proposal. Take part in, and report on, investigations in the field. By immersing yourself in digital geographies, you’ll discover how to interpret aerial and satellite images and learn remote sensing analysis. And you’ll gain knowledge in key physical geography themes such as geomorphology, biogeography, weather, climate and environmental change. Plus, there’s the chance to take on a work placement.
Digital Geography develops your knowledge and skills in remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) which are widely used in a variety of fields including planning, health studies, environmental investigations and resource management. The module focuses on remote sensing analysis and interpretation of aerial and satellite imagery, which has transformed the manner in which geographers and geoscientists view the Earth. You will explore how remote sensing and GIS have greatly improved our understanding of atmospheric, oceanic and landform processes, helped to sustain environmental management and enabled a better understanding of the interaction of humans with the natural world. The module also extensively covers the use of Geographical Information Systems as one of the most important tool to process and analyse geographical data.
Module code: GEO2253
Geoscience Techniques will investigate the research process, enhancing and developing essential Geoscience techniques, providing a basis for your future research. You will develop an understanding of differing approaches to research and related fundamental issues, such as ethical considerations. You will develop the skills necessary to design, conduct and report on your own future projects.
Module code: GEO2249
GeoScience Field Research
GeoScience Field Research will extend your knowledge and understanding of the diversity of spaces and places in an overseas field setting. The module will further enhance your fieldwork and research experience, exploring a very different environment to the UK in an overseas location to enrich your understanding of physical (and human) environments. You will have the opportunity to apply techniques to new scenarios, investigate processes and explore a range of physical and anthropogenic environments whilst also building your cultural and social capital, and employability profile.
Biogeography examines spatial and temporal patterns of living organisms over the earth’s surface and highlights the fundamental processes and causal factors which determine these patterns. This includes themes such as climate, evolutionary history, continental drift, spatial area, isolation, succession and disturbance. Key themes such as biodiversity and the history and development of ecological communities through time run through the whole module. The module culminates in exploring the impacts of human mediated changes to organism distributions, particularly the effects of habitat fragmentation and invasive non-native species.
Module code: SCI2333
Cultural Representations and the Media
Cultural Representations and the Media recognises that all media messages are representational constructions. The module enables you to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological constructions associated with representation. It also explores the politics of representation and systems of power. You will be asked to consider how to define representation, how representation functions within contemporary media and culture, and what role stereotypes play in the construction of reality and identity. You will analyse a series of key representational issues linked to themes such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality and national identity, to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological construction of, and politics associated with, representation. Studying cultural representations across a range of different media forms, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of various representational systems and theories in a variety of different contexts.
Module code: MED2328
Field Botany is a field-based module, providing you with an opportunity to conduct a detailed study of a particular group of organisms. The module introduces the full range of vascular plant diversity across a range of habitats alongside supporting work using keys and microscopes. The module also incorporates coverage of community classifications.
Module code: SCI2330
Gender, Sex and Violence
Gender, Sex and Violence explores the concept of violence and the various forms it can take. Specifically, the module will focus on the relationships between gender, sex, sexuality and violence, and the ideological, cultural and religious underpinnings of such violent acts. You will be encouraged to look beyond established understandings of what constitutes a violent act to explore more abstract forms of violence such as harm, denial of rights, and poverty. Criminological and social science theory will form the basis of considerations of aspects of violence. The structural relations of class (production), ‘family origins’ (neo-colonialism) and gender/sexuality (reproduction) will be highlighted as the determining contexts in which such violence occurs and is legitimated. Power, dominance, legitimacy, hegemony and ideology will be key themes of the module.
Module code: CRI2025
Geography of Risk
Geography of Risk introduces the concepts and approaches used in disaster management including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The module also provides knowledge and understanding of the theories and practices involved in Disaster Risk Reduction including vulnerability assessment and reduction, mitigation, risk assessment, analysis and emergency planning. The module will use a case study and scenario approach, considering the differences and similarities between disaster management approaches in developed and developing countries. We will also examine how the legacies of colonial and imperial geography may lead to risk creation.
Module code: GEO2258
Landscape Dynamics develops your knowledge and understanding of geomorphology of the earth’s surface, examining a range of geomorphic processes and their resultant landforms. The module will focus in-depth on selected landscapes, such as those associated with fluvial, hillslope and periglacial environments, investigating in detail the geomorphic processes and landform characteristics of each. The dynamic nature of earth surface environments will be illustrated through lectures, practical classes and fieldwork.
Module code: GEO2255
Migration and Mobility in Contemporary European History
Migration and Mobility in Contemporary European History equips you with a better understanding of the historical context behind one of the most controversial issues facing Europe today. By placing current debates within a historical perspective stretching from the late 19th century right up to the present day, the module will enable you to understand political and social issues ranging from refugees to migrant workers, from cosmopolitanism to immigration controls, and from anti-racist activism to anti-migrant backlashes within a longer term context. By also examining the social and political history of daily journeys such as commuting for work, you will be encouraged to take a broad perspective on mobility.
Module code: HIS2031
Political Geography is one of the most important subdisciplines of human geography. The module provides a deeper understanding of various ways in which power produces, and is produced by, spaces and places in which they operate. You will discover the spatial nature of political power, thereby enabling deeper theoretical and practical insights into the relationship between space, place, territory and politics. With specific attention to how power is related to and distributed across space, the module interposes theories, concepts and activism to enable you to appreciate the contemporary moments of politics emerging at various scales. The post-colonial and post-structural theories introduced in the module are aimed at assisting students to develop their ideas on contemporary issues related to territory, sovereignty, border, conflicts, security, belongingness, race, settler colonialism, citizenship, mobility, and migration.
Module code: GEO2257
The City focuses on the complex nature of the built environment. You will use urban theory to enquire into the nature and function of cities and urbanization. Analysing the built environment entails understanding the causes and consequences of inequalities, globalization, and political economies both within the UK, and around the world. The module focuses on examining the nature of geographic inequalities, the cultural dimension of the built environment, and the dynamics of change. Special attention is given to the ways urbanization intersects with societal structures.
Module code: GEO2254
Climate and Environmental Change
Climate and Environmental Change provides you with a detailed understanding of the climate and environment systems. We will cover a range of climatic atmospheric processes including the development of weather systems, with a specific focus on mid-latitude weather. Climatic variability of planet Earth is then investigated using palaeoenvironmental techniques to examine past climate/environment change, and modelled climatic projections to explore future scenarios. You will develop skills in the analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, and field and laboratory methods of palaeoenvironment analysis.
Module code: GEO2256
Work-based learning and Employability 1
Work-based learning and Employability 1 is designed to bridge the world of higher education with the world of work. You will develop a critical understanding of the changing context of work and of social, economic and political factors shaping the labour market and contemporary patterns of employment. There will be an opportunity to apply theory and disciplinary specialist knowledge to practical experience within a work-based setting with students undertaking a 60 hour placement. You will also enhance and develop a range of transferable skills to enhance your employability.
Module code: SPY2154
Language 2 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated part of this degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.
Module code: TLC2000
Complete an independent research project and specialise in your final year of Geography BSc. You’ll cover topics such as river flooding and management, natural hazards, and environmental change. And learn how to apply GIS technologies. Human geography options are also available, covering social, cultural, development and political themes, or explore some of the complementary modules from across the University.
Dissertation in Physical Geography enables you to develop and apply a range of research and transferable skills in the planning, execution and reporting of an individual research project on a relevant topic of your choice in physical geography . The module provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to work independently and effectively, meeting deadlines and producing a professional product, in consultation with a supervisor.
Language 3 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from the previous language module. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.
Module code: TLC3000
Natural Hazards identifies the character of natural hazards, and the relationships between hazards and risk to people. The module investigates the distribution, causes and management of a range of major geohazards. It will enable you to demonstrate your ability to research and evaluate information on geohazards, both on an individual basis and in a group scenario.
Module code: GEO3249
Quaternary Environmental Change
Quaternary Environmental Change develops your knowledge and understanding of the nature of environmental change throughout Earth’s history, focussing on the Quaternary epoch. You will examine the evidence for change, consider potential causes, and analyse the spatial and temporal responses. The module explores the major changes of the Late Glacial, Holocene and recent periods and examines the relative contributions of natural and anthropogenic drivers of change. In addition, the module critically considers the techniques and methodologies used in the reconstruction of environmental change.
Module code: GEO3251
Rivers: Past, Present and Future
Rivers: Past, Present and Future focuses on the dynamic nature of river systems. The current form and behaviour of a river channel and its floodplain is dependent on its past and, in particular, its response to past environmental changes including climate and land use change. Historical and recent management interventions within river channels have also had substantial effects on river form and behaviour. You will develop your understanding of the ways in which river systems have responded to environmental changes during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene and the impacts of river management measures on rivers and their floodplains. The module will also examine the implications of these impacts for the future of river systems in the context of changing climate and land use.
Module code: GEO3254
Flood Hazard and Management
Flood Hazard and Management examines the processes involved in flood generation and their controls in the context of the catchment hydrological cycle. It considers the difficulties involved in accurately measuring hydrological variables, such as precipitation, and develops your skills in analysing and interpreting hydrological data. You will study flood hazard assessment techniques before considering approaches to flood management and assessing the effectiveness of the measures incorporated in flood management schemes.
Module code: GEO3252
Applied GIS recognises that GIS is an increasingly specialised and growing field, providing spatial data management and analysis to many academic disciplines as well as a broad range of business and public organisations. The module focuses on the theory and application of GIS technologies for geographical and environmental enquiry and/or application. You will develop advanced technological skills which will enhance your employability.
Module code: GEO3253
Cultural Heritage and Disasters
Cultural Heritage and Disasters will explore the emerging field of disaster mitigation of cultural heritage sites, as well as the role that cultural heritage plays in post-disaster recovery. It will allow you to demonstrate your ability to research and evaluate information of cultural heritage and disasters individually and in groups.
Module code: GEO3255
Coastal Processes and Management
Coastal Processes and Management explores one of the most dynamic natural environments. Natural marine and coastal processes present geohazards to coastal communities predominantly through erosion and flooding. Climate change and sea level rise combine to exacerbate the risks. You will develop a critical awareness of coastal processes and an appreciation of the current issues, conflicts and debates in coastal management.
Module code: GEO3257
Critical Modern Slavery Studies
Critical Modern Slavery Studies engages you in analysis and fresh perspectives on human trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labour. The module introduces you to the historical debates on labour and migration that led to the current international laws on human trafficking. You will critically analyse the geopolitics of several competing terminologies like ‘human trafficking’, ‘modern slavery’, ‘worst forms of labour’, ‘unacceptable forms of work’, ‘forced labour’, and ‘unfreedom’. You will critically evaluate whether and how these terms help address labour exploitation and examine whether they are selectively deployed in line with particular political ideologies. The module will provide an insight into critical perspectives on modern slavery and encourage you to go beyond these approaches and develop your own original ideas on how to address the exploitation, oppression and rightlessness of all workers.
Module code: GEO3250
Critical Autism Studies
Critical Autism Studies adopts a critical approach to understanding autism and seeks to challenge the dominant medical model of neurological deficit. Rather than viewing autism as a cognitive development disability, you will be encouraged to consider it as a naturally occurring form of cognitive diversity. The module will examine the argument that autism has been constructed as a neurobiological deficit in a context of neurotypicality or cognitive normality. Understanding autism as neurodiversity opens up spaces for more positive interpretations of autistic people’s experiences, skills and identities. The module is underpinned and, in part, informed by, research by members of the programme team which is focused on areas of sexuality and autism and, specifically, what professionals and care workers should do when providing support for people whose intellectual disability or mental condition makes their consent – being informed, competent and free from coercion – legally unreliable.
Module code: SPY3144
Critical Terrorism Studies
Critical Terrorism Studies recognises that in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and those in London, Madrid, Paris and beyond, terrorism and political violence have become ever more pressing contemporary issues. But, what is ‘terrorism’, what does the term itself actually mean? What causes political violence, how is it represented in modern multi-mediated societies and how does the issue of ‘counter terrorism’ impact on the lives of people today? How has the ‘fear’ of terrorism come to affect our society? These are the sort of questions this module is designed to address. You will be invited to employ and develop your understanding of critical sociological theories, concepts and approaches in order to investigate these matters of great contemporary social importance.
Module code: SPY3143
Childhood and Sexuality
Childhood and Sexuality juxtaposes how children and young people are constructed simultaneously as desexualised or pre-sexual beings and, therefore, in need of protection and, at the same time, young people, in particular, are portrayed as sexually ‘promiscuous’ or engaged in sexual ‘risk taking behaviour’. The module introduces you to the tensions between these contradictory constructions of youth sexuality and explores the ways in which young people understand their sexuality and develop their sexual identity.
Module code: SPY3145
Sociology of the Body and the Emotions
Sociology of the Body and the Emotions introduces you to different ways of understanding ‘the body’ and its significance in past and contemporary societies. Relevant classical social theorists, such as Bourdieu, Elias, Le Breton, Foucault, Mauss and Goffman, will be covered, as will more contemporary sociologists such as Turner, Shilling, Fraser, Butler, Burkitt and Williams. The social production of bodies, how the body is deployed socially and culturally, the socially constructed dualism between body and mind, and the relationship between power and the body, are key issues for evaluation and analysis. They will be illustrated through a range of substantive topics such as gendered, classed and racialised bodies, the body, health and illness, body modification, biotechnology, and social and digital media and the body.
Module code: SPY3141
Activist Media addresses new forms of mediated grassroots protest movements and assesses their ability to use the Internet and new forms of online communication to develop their activist repertoires and spread their message. From the anti-corporate and ecological movements of the late 20th century, to contemporary animal rights and equality activists, these protest movements have used the potential of the networked world to develop often highly effective networks of people who are centred in the online and offline worlds. This module enables you to gain a systematic understanding of how old and new forms of activist media production inform the development of contemporary political and social movements. You will evaluate how effective these repertoires have been and directly apply the knowledge gained to your own creative media activism. This will involve producing an activist media campaign for a grassroots political organisation, pressure group or community level organisation. You will identify and sustain the key arguments and apply activist media techniques to advance the profile of the movement.
Module code: MED3293
Plants and People
Plants and People provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of plants to human wellbeing in economic and broader cultural settings. The module equips you with knowledge of the importance of plants in terms of human utility and less easily quantified areas such as aesthetic, symbolic and general wellbeing. You will learn about the manipulation of plants through traditional and novel methods and develop a deeper appreciation of their importance to conservation. You will also study practical methods of ex-situ plant conservation, breeding and biotechnology including micropropagation, in addition to developing the ability to analyse data relating to ethnobotany and ecosystem services.
Module code: SCI3336
Field to Fork
Field to Fork provides a detailed analysis of alternative approaches to industrialised food production, based upon scientific, economic and other criteria. The major points along the food chain will be examined. Consideration of alternative approaches to intensive agriculture and mass production of highly processed food provides you with a broader context to the subject as a whole. This will be achieved through working closely with local producers alongside analysis of relevant data.
Module code: SCI3338
Visualising Science is a field, laboratory and studio-based module that includes a series of workshops where you will learn to communicate and simplify complex scientific concepts using both traditional and modern techniques. Communication of complex concepts and evidence by scientists to non-specialist audiences is a fundamental need for society. Science communication is a fast-growing industry whose role is to take difficult scientific concepts and present them in a form that can be easily interpreted by non-experts. Jobs in this sector are commonly made up from those with scientific or media training. This module develops skills in the art and science of communicating science through visualisation. Covering three core areas of illustrations, microscope image modification, and film, you will gain skills in image manipulation such as colour tinting, image stacking and 3d modelling. You will also learn drawing techniques, how to use a camera, and gain experience of film editing and presentation. The module will culminate in eight practical sessions in documentary making techniques.
Module code: SCI3356
Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.
How you'll study
Teaching on the Geography BSc degree is through laboratory and workshop practical activities, lectures and seminars, directed independent study, dissertation supervision, tutorials and fieldwork. We place an emphasis on building your employment potential through the acquisition of subject-specific, key and career management skills, as well as the development of knowledge and understanding.
Fieldwork is one of the most beneficial and enjoyable aspects of our programme. Recent fieldwork locations include Cumbria, the Netherlands and Mallorca, as well as local sites.
Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.
How you'll be assessed
Methods of assessment display your knowledge and understanding and develop and demonstrate your competence in subject-specific and key skills. All modules are assessed by either coursework only or a mixture of coursework and examination. Coursework typically includes practical portfolios, essays, project reports, field notebooks, individual and group oral presentations and poster presentations.
Who will be teaching you
We have experienced and knowledgeable staff who take pride in the quality of their teaching. All staff are research active, which means that they keep up-to-date with current developments in their areas of interest and pass this knowledge on. We are a friendly and approachable department where you won’t get lost in the crowd and we will respond to your needs.
Typical offer 112 UCAS Tariff points, including Geography, Environmental Science or a related subject. GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or Adult Numeracy at Level 2 or above, or equivalent, is also required.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)
Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
Did you know?
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the
offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.
The Department of Geography and Geology’s modern and wide-ranging facilities combine with a friendly and supportive learning environment to ensure that your studies are a rich and rewarding experience.
The GeoSciences building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, physical geography and environmental science laboratories, a geology laboratory, a geo-engineering laboratory, geo-information laboratories and a large social area.
The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).
If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
This Geography BSc degree gives you a range of skills useful to both private and public sector organisations. You can find our graduates working at:
the Environment Agency
They’ve got job titles like senior GIS analyst, graduate transport planner and air quality consultant.
Wondering where you could work? Organisations like United Utilities, the Environment Agency, DEFRA and OXFAM regularly recruit graduates with geoscience degrees.
Alternatively, you may want to look into postgraduate courses. After completing this degree, graduates have studied environment and climate change, conservation management, town planning, GIS and teaching.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Track changes to this course
Change of modules - 7 March 2023
GEO1061 Contemporary Geographical Research (20 CREDITS), GEO1060 Contemporary Geographical Skills (20 CREDITS), GEO1056 Space, place and time (20 CREDITS), GEO1057 Earth, Climate and Environment (20 CREDITS), GEO1059 Environmental Issues (20 CREDITS), GEO1058 Geographical Curiosity (20 CREDITS), GEO2253 Digital Geography (20 CREDITS), GEO2249 Geoscience Techniques (20 CREDITS), GEO2250 GeoScience Field Research (20 CREDITS), GEO2258 Geography of Risk, GEO2255 Landscape Dynamics (20 CREDITS), GEO2257 Political Geography (20 CREDITS), GEO2254 The City (20 CREDITS), GEO2256 Climate and Environmental Change (20 CREDITS), GEO3247 Dissertation in Physical Geography (40 CREDITS), GEO3249 Natural Hazards (20 CREDITS), GEO3251 Quaternary Environmental Change (20 CREDITS), GEO3254 Rivers: Past, Present and Future (20 CREDITS), GEO3252 Flood Hazard and Management (20 CREDITS), GEO3253 Applied GIS (20 CREDITS), GEO3255 Cultural Heritage and Disasters (20 CREDITS), GEO3257 Coastal Processes and Management (20 CREDITS)
Change of modules - 7 March 2023
GEO1055 Contemporary Geographical Research (20 CREDITS), GEO1054 Contemporary Geographical Skills (20 CREDITS), GEO1043 Introducing Human Geographies (20 CREDITS), GEO1045 Introducing Physical Geographies (20 CREDITS), GEO1046 Environmental Issues (20 CREDITS), GEO1044 Practising Human Geographies (20 CREDITS), GEO2080 Digital Geographies (20 CREDITS), GEO2073 Environmental Research in Practice (20 CREDITS), GEO2071 Research Methods for Physical Geography and Environmental Science (20 CREDITS), GEO2079 Biogeography (20 CREDITS), SPY2138 Cultural Analysis in a Global World (20 CREDITS), CRI2025 Gender, Sex and Violence (20 CREDITS), GEO2247 Geographies of Vulnerability, Risk and Hazard (20 CREDITS), GEO2075 Geomorphology (20 CREDITS), GEO2246 Political Geography (20 CREDITS), POL2003 Political Ideologies (20 CREDITS), GEO2074 Retail and Consumption Geographies (20 CREDITS), SPY2136 States, Conflict and Political Violence (20 CREDITS), GEO2245 Sustainable Urban Futures (20 CREDITS), GEO2078 Urban and Rural Geographies (20 CREDITS), CRI2220 Violence and Society (20 CREDITS), GEO2077 Weather, Climate and Soils (20 CREDITS), GEO2081 Work-based learning for Geography, Environmental and Geological Science (20 CREDITS), GEO3081 Dissertation in Physical Geography (40 CREDITS), GEO3071 Natural Hazards (20 CREDITS), GEO3073 Environmental Change (20 CREDITS), GEO3074 Sport Geographies (20 CREDITS), GEO3075 Rivers and Coasts (20 CREDITS), GEO3076 Heritage Tourism (20 CREDITS), GEO3077 Wetlands (20 CREDITS), GEO3088 Environmental Hydrology and Flood Management (20 CREDITS), GEO3089 Applied Geographical Information Systems (20 CREDITS), GEO3102 Landscape Ecology (20 CREDITS), GEO3245 Critical Geographies of Modern Slavery (20 CREDITS), SPY3048 Critical Autism Studies (20 CREDITS), SPY3110 Critical Terrorism Studies (20 CREDITS), SPY3118 Childhood and Sexuality (20 CREDITS), SPY3122 Superdiversity and Community (20 CREDITS), SPY3125 Socio-Cultural Issues and Questions (20 CREDITS), SPY3130 Sociology of the Body and the Emotions (20 CREDITS)
New Modules Added - 17 January 2022
CRI2025 Gender, Sex and Violence (20 credits), CRI2220 Violence and Society (20 credits), GEO2246 Political Geography, GEO2247 Geographies of Vulnerability, Risk and Hazard (20 credits), POL2003 Political Ideologies (20 credits), SPY2136 States, Conflict and Political Violence (20 credits) and SPY2138 Cultural Analysis in a Global World (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 2.
GEO3088 Environmental Hydrology and Flood Management (20 credits) and GEO3245 Critical Geographies of Modern Slavery (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 3.