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Undergraduate Geography and Geology

Survey landscapes by drone. Study the relationship between people and environment on field trips. Analyse data with our Geographical Information Systems – we’re top 10 in the UK for learning resources (National Student Survey 2023 – Human Geography and Environmental Sciences). 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: we’re 1st in the North West – and 12th in the UK – for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024 – Geology).

Our research-active field trips are paid for by the department. Scour Mallorca’s beaches and explore the lava tubes of Tenerife.

Strong connections to the industry to ensure the course is directly relevant to the workplace, from engineering consultancies to government agencies and charities.

Tap into current thinking. Past students have presented at conferences and published dissertations, while one even named a fossil.

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Discover Geography and Geology at Edge Hill University

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

I’ve been on some great field trips. Fieldwork was interactive and fun. I especially loved the trip to Ullapool in Scotland: it felt like the defining moment of my degree.

Caroline Binns

BSc (Hons) Geography & Geology

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BSc (Hons) Geography Alumni, Carl Wright

The content of your course may not be directly related to your job, as was the case with me,” said Carl, who is based in Skelmersdale. “But there will be transferrable skills and this is what I tell students

Carl Wright

BSc (Hons) Geography

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My field trip to Mallorca was an incredible experience - learning about rivers, coasts, and rock formations in sunny weather.

Sam Perkin

Geography BSc (Hons)

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Facilities

Our modern and wide-ranging geography and geology 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