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UCAS Code: F800 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Geography at Liverpool Hope.

“Geography at Hope is not just a course but a positive life experience” (John from Liverpool, Graduated 2009).

Studying Geography opens your eyes to the world around us. It looks at questions such as how does the physical environment work? How do human activities shape and modify landscapes? How do humans impact upon the natural environment? How can we work towards a sustainable and healthy future for people and their environments?

Studying Geography means you will look at a wide range of different topics and learn a broad range of skills. For this reason, a Geography degree is one of the most valued subjects among potential employers.

Geography at Hope is taught by an enthusiastic and friendly team of human and physical geographers with wide research interests. You will find that Liverpool is a great place to study Geography, being an excellent case study of economic, environmental and social regeneration, and having a hinterland that includes stunning upland and coastal landscapes.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • Liverpool Hope offers up-to-date and relevant degrees in Geography.
  • The Geography team has a long-standing ethos of being available to students and offering a level of support that isn’t always found at larger universities.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • All tutors are active researchers which means their research specialisms feed into what they teach, particularly in the final year
  • There is the opportunity to prepare for employment and gain relevant work experience through taking a work-based learning course with an appropriate organisation at Level 3. This provides the opportunity for students to apply and develop their academic understanding and skills in a professional setting and to enhance their employability after they graduate.
  • Fieldwork is integral to what we teach. We make extensive use of the local area and you will go on various day trips around the Merseyside region. There is also residential fieldwork in Wales at Level 1 and in an overseas destinations (usually Malta and Romania) at Level 3.
  • 75% of the research outputs of the Department are at least at internationally recognised level. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Geography at Liverpool Hope in our Geography Subject Guides.

Geography Subject Guide 2017

  

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Geography

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

Foundations in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

• Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes, topics)

• Physical Geography (e.g. geological, geomorphological and biogeographical systems)

• Concepts of Environmental Stewardship (e.g. sustainability, conservation)

• Environmental Issues and Concerns (e.g. energy, climate change, pollution)

• Field-based Investigations

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

• Contemporary Issues in Tourism

• Nature of Tourism Demand and the Impacts of Tourism

• Key Issues in Tourism

Level I (Year Two)

Explorations in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

• Earth Surface Processes (geomorphological and biogeographical processes)

• Contemporary Human Geographies (e.g. social and cultural dimensions)

The additional Single Honours curriculum investigates:

• Applied Practice in Geography hazard management

• Research Design

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

Advanced Studies in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Earth’s Changing Environments (glacial or coastal environments processes, sediments and landforms and landscapes)
  • Transforming Human Geographies (e.g. changing urban landscapes and environments)

The additional Single Honours curriculum explores:

  • Current Research in Physical Environments and Human Geographies
  • International Fieldwork in an international setting (e.g. Malta)
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Honours Project (dissertation)

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Time to sail away’: Identity, self and the cruise ship passenger’; ‘Engaging with landscapes: A case study of people’s landscape preferences’; ‘Abiotic and biotic interactions: a small-scale characterisation of freestanding urban walls’.

Assessment methods typically include: essays, reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations (which may involve seen questions), fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork is a key component of this degree and takes the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork - locations include Malta, the Netherlands, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the North Wirral and Sefton coast.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Geography is available as a BSc Single Honours degree programme, UCAS code F800, or as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Geography and Biology (BSc) UCAS code CF18
Geography and Early Childhood (BA) UCAS code XF3V
Geography and Education (BA)  UCAS code XF38
Geography and English Language (BA) UCAS code QF38 
Geography and Human Biology (BSc) UCAS code 2W11
Geography and Information Technology (BSc) UCAS code GF58
Geography and International Relations (BA) UCAS Code FL25
Geography and Mathematics (BSc) UCAS code GF18
Geography and Media & Communication (BA) UCAS code FP38
Geography and Nutrition (BSc) UCAS code LB74 
Geography and Politics (BA) UCAS code FL48
Geography and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code FLC8
Geography and Social Policy (BA) UCAS code FL44
Geography and Sociology (BA) UCAS code LL37
Geography and Sport & Physical Education (BSc) UCAS code FC86
Geography and Tourism (BA) UCAS code NF88

 

 

Employability

Many employers value the 'all-round' abilities of Geography graduates - in fact a Geography degree is one of the most valued degree subjects among employers.

Studying Geography means you will look at a wide range of different topics and learn a broad range of skills that you can take with you into the workplace.  You'll develop skills in problem-solving, data analysis, report-writing, developing arguments, working both independently and as part of a group, interpreting data...and so on.  You'll also gain subject-specific skills in things such as map reading, field survey, social survey, environmental awareness. And being a geography graduate means that you'll understand the 'big issues' of the day - such as climate change, sea level rise, migration, globalisation, sustainability development...and many more.

A Geography degree can open the door to a wide range of careers including local authority planning, environmental assessment, urban regeneration, conservation, sustainable development, tourism planning, renewable energy, and housing association management.  With the increasing demands of European legislation and global environmental policy there are growing employment opportunities in environmental consultancy.  

A degree in Geography opens the door to a wide range of 'general' graduate career programmes (such as business, management, finance, the police service and the armed forces). 

Many of our graduates go on to train to be teachers of Geography.  Others go on to further study at Masters or Doctorate level.  Our popular and successful MSc in Environmental Management also attracts many of our graduates.

 

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Geography at Liverpool Hope.

“Geography at Hope is not just a course but a positive life experience” (John from Liverpool, Graduated 2009).

Studying Geography opens your eyes to the world around us. It looks at questions such as how does the physical environment work? How do human activities shape and modify landscapes? How do humans impact upon the natural environment? How can we work towards a sustainable and healthy future for people and their environments?

Studying Geography means you will look at a wide range of different topics and learn a broad range of skills. For this reason, a Geography degree is one of the most valued subjects among potential employers.

Geography at Hope is taught by an enthusiastic and friendly team of human and physical geographers with wide research interests. You will find that Liverpool is a great place to study Geography, being an excellent case study of economic, environmental and social regeneration, and having a hinterland that includes stunning upland and coastal landscapes.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • Liverpool Hope offers up-to-date and relevant degrees in Geography.
  • The Geography team has a long-standing ethos of being available to students and offering a level of support that isn’t always found at larger universities.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • All tutors are active researchers which means their research specialisms feed into what they teach, particularly in the final year
  • There is the opportunity to prepare for employment and gain relevant work experience through taking a work-based learning course with an appropriate organisation at Level 3. This provides the opportunity for students to apply and develop their academic understanding and skills in a professional setting and to enhance their employability after they graduate.
  • Fieldwork is integral to what we teach. We make extensive use of the local area and you will go on various day trips around the Merseyside region. There is also residential fieldwork in Wales at Level 1 and in an overseas destinations (usually Malta and Romania) at Level 3.
  • 75% of the research outputs of the Department are at least at internationally recognised level. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Geography at Liverpool Hope in our Geography Subject Guides.

Geography Subject Guide 2017

  

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Geography

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

Foundations in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

• Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes, topics)

• Physical Geography (e.g. geological, geomorphological and biogeographical systems)

• Concepts of Environmental Stewardship (e.g. sustainability, conservation)

• Environmental Issues and Concerns (e.g. energy, climate change, pollution)

• Field-based Investigations

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

• Contemporary Issues in Tourism

• Nature of Tourism Demand and the Impacts of Tourism

• Key Issues in Tourism

Level I (Year Two)

Explorations in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

• Earth Surface Processes (geomorphological and biogeographical processes)

• Contemporary Human Geographies (e.g. social and cultural dimensions)

The additional Single Honours curriculum investigates:

• Applied Practice in Geography hazard management

• Research Design

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

Advanced Studies in Geography

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Earth’s Changing Environments (glacial or coastal environments processes, sediments and landforms and landscapes)
  • Transforming Human Geographies (e.g. changing urban landscapes and environments)

The additional Single Honours curriculum explores:

  • Current Research in Physical Environments and Human Geographies
  • International Fieldwork in an international setting (e.g. Malta)
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Honours Project (dissertation)

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Time to sail away’: Identity, self and the cruise ship passenger’; ‘Engaging with landscapes: A case study of people’s landscape preferences’; ‘Abiotic and biotic interactions: a small-scale characterisation of freestanding urban walls’.

Assessment methods typically include: essays, reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations (which may involve seen questions), fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork is a key component of this degree and takes the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork - locations include Malta, the Netherlands, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the North Wirral and Sefton coast.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Geography is available as a BSc Single Honours degree programme, UCAS code F800, or as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:

Geography and Biology (BSc) UCAS code CF18
Geography and Early Childhood (BA) UCAS code XF3V
Geography and Education (BA)  UCAS code XF38
Geography and English Language (BA) UCAS code QF38 
Geography and Human Biology (BSc) UCAS code 2W11
Geography and Information Technology (BSc) UCAS code GF58
Geography and International Relations (BA) UCAS Code FL25
Geography and Mathematics (BSc) UCAS code GF18
Geography and Media & Communication (BA) UCAS code FP38
Geography and Nutrition (BSc) UCAS code LB74 
Geography and Politics (BA) UCAS code FL48
Geography and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code FLC8
Geography and Social Policy (BA) UCAS code FL44
Geography and Sociology (BA) UCAS code LL37
Geography and Sport & Physical Education (BSc) UCAS code FC86
Geography and Tourism (BA) UCAS code NF88

 

 

Employability

Many employers value the 'all-round' abilities of Geography graduates - in fact a Geography degree is one of the most valued degree subjects among employers.

Studying Geography means you will look at a wide range of different topics and learn a broad range of skills that you can take with you into the workplace.  You'll develop skills in problem-solving, data analysis, report-writing, developing arguments, working both independently and as part of a group, interpreting data...and so on.  You'll also gain subject-specific skills in things such as map reading, field survey, social survey, environmental awareness. And being a geography graduate means that you'll understand the 'big issues' of the day - such as climate change, sea level rise, migration, globalisation, sustainability development...and many more.

A Geography degree can open the door to a wide range of careers including local authority planning, environmental assessment, urban regeneration, conservation, sustainable development, tourism planning, renewable energy, and housing association management.  With the increasing demands of European legislation and global environmental policy there are growing employment opportunities in environmental consultancy.  

A degree in Geography opens the door to a wide range of 'general' graduate career programmes (such as business, management, finance, the police service and the armed forces). 

Many of our graduates go on to train to be teachers of Geography.  Others go on to further study at Masters or Doctorate level.  Our popular and successful MSc in Environmental Management also attracts many of our graduates.

 

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Geography

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