Geography

Study the challenges facing the environment with our degrees covering both human and physical geography. Take advantage of our unique location, nearby to coasts, the countryside and major urban centres and join us on field trips around the world.

6th

in the UK for Geography
& Environmental Studies

The Guardian University Guide 2019

6th

in the UK for Geography
& Environmental Science

The Times Good University Guide 2019

8th

in the UK for Geography
& Environmental Science

The Complete University Guide 2019

Courses

Other Degrees

Accreditation

The following programmes have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accreditation recognises programmes that deliver the geographical knowledge, understanding, skills, approaches and professional attributes expected of high quality geography graduates, as recorded in the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

  • Geography BA Hons
  • Geography MArts Hons
  • Geography BSc Hons
  • Geography MSci Hons
  • Geography (Professional Experience) MSci Hons
  • Geography (Study Abroad) BA Hons
  • Geography (Study Aboard) MArts Hons
  • Geography (Study Abroad) BSc Hons
  • Geography (Study Abroad) MSci Hons

Approximately eight hours of lectures per week


Additional practical sessions and fieldwork associated with many modules


Time available for independent study, research, coursework and revision

Choice and flexibility

You can choose between our 3-year BA/BSc or 4-year MArts/MSci degree programmes. Our programme structures are designed to give you the freedom to follow your interests as they develop. The first year of our degrees introduces you to key geographical concepts in both human and physical geography, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to global environmental challenges. In subsequent years, you have a greater choice of modules, based around both human and physical geography, meaning that you can design your degree to match your interests and career aspirations, including the opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience with our Communicating Geography module.

Hands-on experience

As part of your degree, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your academic studies and also develop your practical skills. Many of our modules offer exciting opportunities for practical work in either the laboratory or the field, enabling you to put the academic theory into practice.

You can also enhance your studies, boost your self-confidence and immerse yourself in the culture of another country as part of our exciting opportunities to study overseas in either North America or Australasia with our Study Abroad option, or in Europe through the Erasmus+ scheme.

Exciting field trips

We offer many opportunities to study different environmental and social phenomena in the real world. Whether it’s examining social inequality in New York, water and environmental management in Croatia, or the interaction between glaciers and the landscape in Iceland, these field courses are an excellent way to apply your academic knowledge in the field.

You will also undertake a research project under the guidance of an active researcher. This is an excellent opportunity to put the skills learnt throughout your degree into practice, and you could have the opportunity to use state of the art equipment in our laboratories or take your research out into the field.

Fieldwork

At Lancaster, we take advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences for students. Our students have the opportunity to take their learning outside the lecture theatre as part of our UK and International field courses.