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Human Geography

Human Geography involves the study of the interrelationships between people, place, and environment, and how these vary spatially and temporally across and between locations shaping the lives and activities of people, and their interactions with places and nature. It covers many different perspectives and brings them together to create a distinctive way of understanding the world. Human Geography is more allied with the social sciences and humanities, sharing their philosophical approaches and methods.

Our degree investigates human-environment relationships offering you the chance to develop an integrated, enriched understanding of what is taking place on our planet particularly through, for example, the lens of tourism, exploring urban environments, small island settings, or applied aspects of natural hazard management. In addition to specialising in human geographical dimensions, you will look at a wide range of different geographical topics and learn a broad range of skills. The overarching aim of our Human Geography degree is to provide students with opportunities to contribute to an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future.

Liverpool is a particularly great place to study Human Geography, being an excellent case study of economic, environmental, and social regeneration, and has surroundings that include rural and coastal settings.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A-Levels: BBC
  • UCAS Tariff Points: 112
  • Access to HE: 112 Tariff Points
  • IB: 28
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 112
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications.
  • Subject Requirements: All applicants are required to attend an interview, bringing a portfolio of your work with you.

For International Students

  • 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 specific country requirements, please contact the institute.

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Program content

Year One

  • World Regions: Understanding the World
  • Hazards, Risk, and Society
  • Exploring Geography and Tourism
  • Fieldwork

Year Two

  • Contemporary Human Geographies and Tourism
  • Research Methods
  • Environmental Policy, Planning, and Management
  • Fieldwork

Year Three

  • Advances in Human Geography
  • Sustainable Futures
  • History, Development of Current Practices of Geography
  • Advanced Seminars
  • Fieldwork

Scholarships & funding

We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies.

For information on scholarships, please contact the institute.

Program delivery

Teaching on this course is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 20-25 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. There is also the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week.

Fieldwork is an important part of this course. Fieldwork destinations include local and regional UK locations such as Liverpool, Chester, New Brighton, and North Wales, along with international fieldwork opportunities in places such as Berlin and Malta. The course makes use of the university’s own field centre, Plas Caerdeon (near Barmouth), set within Snowdonia National Park on the banks of the beautiful Mawddach estuary to explore the human-environment relations in this rural setting.

In your first year, there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week. During the second and third years, this changes to approximately 10 teaching hours each week as students grow in competence to conduct an independent but supported study. Additional teaching hours above the weekly contact hours will come through fieldwork activities. These will vary according to the nature and format of the fieldwork activities.

In addition to the formal teaching contact hours, students are also expected to spend time studying independently each week as well as engaging in group study to prepare for some group assessments.

Throughout your three years of study, you will have several forms of assessment. This normally includes written exams at the end of the second and third years, with reports, essays, and portfolios throughout the year. In your final year, you will also complete an honours project which will either be a research project on a human geography topic or an integrated dissertation with your other subject.

You will be given regular written and other feedback on your assessments. You will have opportunities to discuss this feedback with your tutor in more detail.


  • The tuition fees for the 2022/23 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
  • If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
  • The International Tuition fees for 2022/23 are £12,500.

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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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