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UCAS Code: F800 Duration: 3 years

Overview

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

Geography is about exploring, encountering, and engaging with the world around us. It is a dynamic and exciting subject to study. It looks at how the physical world works; how people interact both with each other and with the physical world; how landscapes (both physical and human) evolve; and the ways in which the environment needs to be conserved and managed. Geography covers many different perspectives and brings them together to create a distinctive way of understanding the world. Whether your interests are more towards physical, environmental or human geography, we offer you the chance to develop an integrated, enriched understanding of what is taking place on our planet.

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.

A small enthusiastic and friendly team of geographers and environmentalists with wide research interests teach Geography at Hope. 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?

  • The Geography team has a long-standing ethos of being available to students and offering a level of support that is not always found at larger universities and as such engenders a friendly and supportive teaching and learning environment that is focused on ensuring your success.
  • The teaching team are active researchers, which means their research specialisms feed into what they teach, particularly in the final year.
  • Features interdisciplinary perspectives on various aspects of Geography such as understanding how natural processes shape and modify the Earth; how humans impact and interact with the environment; how to respond to environmental challenges, and the complexity of achieving a sustainable future.
  • Fieldwork is integral to what we teach so the degree programme builds on existing staff expertise and good practice in the provision of fieldwork to local, national and international destinations that allows the exploration of key concepts and aspects of Geography in a field-based context thereby reinforcing geographical knowledge.
  • In the final year, there is the opportunity to undertake your Honours Project through a work-based context to give you the chance to apply and develop your academic understanding and skills in a work setting and to enhance your employability after you graduate.
  • The Geography degree complements Liverpool Hope’s moral and ethical approach to stewardship of the Earth and responsibilities to present and future generations. By the very nature of the degree, it prepares students to work individually and collectively towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • 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)

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes, topics)
  • Physical Geography (e.g. 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
  • Introduction to mapping, cartography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

  • The Dynamic Earth [key concepts in geology; the geological history of the Earth (and of the UK); and the role of geological processes in landscape development]
  • Applied Environmental Geoscience (e.g. environmental resource management)
  • Earth Materials (formation and significance of, for example, minerals, rocks, fossils, pollen, sediments and soils)
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations

Level I (Year Two)

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 investigates:

  • Environmental hazards and hazard management
  • Research Design
  • Landscape investigation and interpretation; geospatial data analysis; and, Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Earth’s Dynamic Environments (for example coastal environments)
  • Transformation/Change in Human Geographies (with a particular focus on changing urban landscapes and environments)
  • History, Development of Current Practice of Physical and Human Geography
  • Current Research in Physical Environments and Human Geographies

The additional Single Honours curriculum explores:

  • International Fieldwork (e.g. Malta)
  • Sustainable Futures (consideration and evaluation of themes and debates surrounding sustainability; sustainable development; environmental resource management; climate change; and the Anthropocene)
  • Environmental Change (for example that associated with the cryosphere and during the Quaternary)

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’; and, ‘Comparative morphometric analysis of dolines in UK karst using GIS’.

Assessment methods typically include essays, reports, laboratory/practical reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations, fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork and visits are a key component of this degree and take the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork – locations typically include Malta, Berlin Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as Liverpool and the North Wirral and Sefton coasts.

 

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 is about exploring, encountering, and engaging with the world around us. It is a dynamic and exciting subject to study. It looks at how the physical world works; how people interact both with each other and with the physical world; how landscapes (both physical and human) evolve; and the ways in which the environment needs to be conserved and managed. Geography covers many different perspectives and brings them together to create a distinctive way of understanding the world. Whether your interests are more towards physical, environmental or human geography, we offer you the chance to develop an integrated, enriched understanding of what is taking place on our planet.

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.

A small enthusiastic and friendly team of geographers and environmentalists with wide research interests teach Geography at Hope. 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?

  • The Geography team has a long-standing ethos of being available to students and offering a level of support that is not always found at larger universities and as such engenders a friendly and supportive teaching and learning environment that is focused on ensuring your success.
  • The teaching team are active researchers, which means their research specialisms feed into what they teach, particularly in the final year.
  • Features interdisciplinary perspectives on various aspects of Geography such as understanding how natural processes shape and modify the Earth; how humans impact and interact with the environment; how to respond to environmental challenges, and the complexity of achieving a sustainable future.
  • Fieldwork is integral to what we teach so the degree programme builds on existing staff expertise and good practice in the provision of fieldwork to local, national and international destinations that allows the exploration of key concepts and aspects of Geography in a field-based context thereby reinforcing geographical knowledge.
  • In the final year, there is the opportunity to undertake your Honours Project through a work-based context to give you the chance to apply and develop your academic understanding and skills in a work setting and to enhance your employability after you graduate.
  • The Geography degree complements Liverpool Hope’s moral and ethical approach to stewardship of the Earth and responsibilities to present and future generations. By the very nature of the degree, it prepares students to work individually and collectively towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • 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)

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes, topics)
  • Physical Geography (e.g. 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
  • Introduction to mapping, cartography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The additional Single Honours curriculum introduces:

  • The Dynamic Earth [key concepts in geology; the geological history of the Earth (and of the UK); and the role of geological processes in landscape development]
  • Applied Environmental Geoscience (e.g. environmental resource management)
  • Earth Materials (formation and significance of, for example, minerals, rocks, fossils, pollen, sediments and soils)
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations

Level I (Year Two)

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 investigates:

  • Environmental hazards and hazard management
  • Research Design
  • Landscape investigation and interpretation; geospatial data analysis; and, Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

Core curriculum for Single and Combined Honours introduces:

  • Earth’s Dynamic Environments (for example coastal environments)
  • Transformation/Change in Human Geographies (with a particular focus on changing urban landscapes and environments)
  • History, Development of Current Practice of Physical and Human Geography
  • Current Research in Physical Environments and Human Geographies

The additional Single Honours curriculum explores:

  • International Fieldwork (e.g. Malta)
  • Sustainable Futures (consideration and evaluation of themes and debates surrounding sustainability; sustainable development; environmental resource management; climate change; and the Anthropocene)
  • Environmental Change (for example that associated with the cryosphere and during the Quaternary)

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’; and, ‘Comparative morphometric analysis of dolines in UK karst using GIS’.

Assessment methods typically include essays, reports, laboratory/practical reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations, fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork and visits are a key component of this degree and take the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork – locations typically include Malta, Berlin Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as Liverpool and the North Wirral and Sefton coasts.

 

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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