Geography and Geology


Geology with Geography student Amanda Hughes makes notes in a small pad while standing in woodland.

Survey landscapes by drone. Study the political situation on a field trip abroad. Analyse data with our Geographical Information Systems. If you’re curious about today’s big issues, our geography and geology community at Edge Hill is the perfect place to start exploring the world around you.

Curious about the big issues of today? Climate change, food security, geopolitics – our geography and geology degrees give you the tools to understand them.

In our inclusive and supportive community, you’ll be one of the team. Work with us on field trips, paid for by the department, where you can study a range of topics while minimising your impact on the environment.

Here at Edge Hill, we think big. And we have the facilities to help us do that – whether it’s our environmental analysis lab or our remote sensing suites, you’ll have all the tools to explore the landscapes around you.

  • Develop your skills on one of our diverse fieldtrips paid for by the department. Our students have gone below sea level in Amsterdam and travelled through lava tubes in Tenerife.
  • With our close links to industry employers, from engineering consultancies to government agencies and charities, we’ve made sure the course is directly relevant to the workplace. And thanks to career support available at every stage of your course, you’ll be ready for work as soon as you graduate.
  • With events like our research seminars, you can be more involved in current thinking. Past students have presented in conferences, published dissertations, and one even named a fossil.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Geoenvironmental Hazards BSc (Hons) FF77
Geography BA (Hons) L701
Geography BSc (Hons) F801
Geography & Geology BSc (Hons) FF68
Geology with Geography BSc (Hons) 8T16
STEM Foundation Year Not Applicable Varies by pathway

Student Views

Geography and Geology in the News


Two students sit on a wall near the Geosciences building.The Department of Geography’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.

Geosciences Building 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

Two students relax on a bench outside the Geosciences building.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including geography and geology, through a series of online activities.

Book your place at an open day

View our virtual open day pages