What Will You Study

You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Discover geography in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

Situated between the idyllic rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, Amazonia, New York and Croatia.

Our Geography Department is housed within the multidisciplinary Lancaster Environment Centre, where you will have access to brand new labs, computer systems and software, and high-quality teaching. You will be offered choice and flexibility, with a dynamic range of modules to choose from in the second and third years of your degree, ranging from humanities, social science and physical science subjects.

In addition to class and lab-based learning, Geography at Lancaster also gives you the opportunity to bring your subject alive in a workplace setting. Our Communicating Geography module provides the option of undertaking a placement where you can teach at a school, or you can collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time.

In keeping with the University’s ethos, we promote a friendly learning environment. We monitor our class sizes and aim to maintain our excellent student: staff ratio, ensuring that you are treated as an individual and not a number. You’ll be given the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, and we welcome students to call in for help and advice at any time.