If you are interested in the urgent environmental and social challenges facing the world, our innovative geography degree programmes could be what you are looking for.

  • #5 in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • 100% of students were satisfied overall with the quality of their course Physical Geography, National Student Survey 2016
  • 96% go onto employment or further study within 6 months DLHE 2012-15

Our world-leading researchers use exciting teaching methods, ranging from small group discussions and lab based experiments to international fieldwork. This equips our graduates with real world skills making them highly employable.

Our location offers unbeatable surroundings in which to study geography. We are near coasts and countryside, including Morecambe Bay, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, and just an hour away from the urban centres of Manchester and Liverpool.

Human Geography

You will learn how to bring critical humanities and social science perspectives to bear on diverse subjects including international development, environmental justice, post-colonialism and society-nature relationships.

Physical Geography

You will learn how to investigate geophysical, environmental and climatological processes from a scientific perspective, including the study of water, ice, soil, ecology, pollution, landscapes and climate.


Combining both physical and human geography, you will investigate grand challenges in environment and sustainability, including climate change, food security and biodiversity conservation, from these different perspectives.