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Environmental Geography

Liverpool Hope University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025
Environmental Geography

About this program

Environmental Geography

Understanding how the physical and ecological worlds interact; how people interact both with each other and with the physical and ecological world; and how landscapes (physical, ecological and human) evolve has never been more important than it is today to address the environmental challenges facing the world.

This degree involves an interdisciplinary study of human and physical geography, biodiversity, ecology, aspects of environmental biology, and human/environment interactions. This is essential for understanding human impacts on the environment both living (ecological) and non-living components (geomorphological) and for addressing major environmental issues associated with biodiversity. By having knowledge and understanding of dynamic natural environmental processes and their interaction with human activity and technology enables informed management of environmental resources for a more sustainable future.

An enthusiastic and friendly team of geographers and environmentalists with wide research interests teach on the Environmental Geography course at Hope. You will find that Liverpool is a great setting to study Environmental Geography due to having surroundings that include stunning upland and coastal landscapes.

A Placement Year option is available for this course. Undertaking a placement year as part of your degree programme offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience alongside your studies.

Admission requirements

  • A-Levels - BBC
  • UCAS Tariff Points - 112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE - 112 Tariff Points
  • IB - 28
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
  • Subject Requirements - No specific subject requirements

International entry requirements

IELTS - 6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

  • World Regions: Understanding the World
  • Hazards, Risk and Society
  • Exploring Geography and Tourism
  • Ecosystems and Ecology
  • Conservation Biology and Environmental Physiology
  • Developmental and Evolutionary Biology
  • Laboratory- and field-based Practical Investigations
  • Fieldwork (residential and/or non-residential)

Year Two

  • Contemporary Human Geographies and Tourism
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Understanding the Environment
  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Habitat Management
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • ‘Experiential Learning Block’
  • Fieldwork (residential and/or non-residential)

Year Three

  • Advances in Human Geographies
  • Earth’s Dynamic Environments
  • History, Development of Current Practice of Geography
  • Applied Ecology
  • Current Research and Practice in Ecology and Conservation
  • International Fieldwork
  • Honours Project (dissertation)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Total tuition fee for local/EU students is £9,250.
  • Tuition fee for International/Non-EU students is £12,500.


The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component.

Career paths

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 legislation and global environmental policy, there are growing employment opportunities in environmental management and consultancy. A more specialised Geography degree offers opportunities to focus on specific careers that involve the natural environment and will equip you with the practical, numerical and computational skills that are valued by many employers.

A degree in Geography opens the door to a wide range of 'general' graduate careers such as graduate recruitment schemes in 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. Studying a geographical subject 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 will develop skills in problem-solving, data analysis, report-writing, developing arguments, working both independently and as part of a group, and interpreting data.

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Liverpool Hope University

With a history extending 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. The University places emphasis on bringing together research excellence and top-quality teaching. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop...

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Why study at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future.

With a history extending over 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The city of Liverpool is a wonderful place to study. With a rich culture and heritage and an International airport on the doorstep, why study anywhere else?

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