Geography at Lancaster University

Geography

We are a community of world-class environmental researchers, high achieving students, government scientists and commercial enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.

For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.

Human Geography

This pathway provides you with an understanding of society, culture, development and issues of globalisation within a framework of environmental issues in the 21st century.

*Please note: some field courses will incur additional costs

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Core modules Optional modules
Geographical Skills and Application in a Changing World Development, Geography, and the Majority World Africa: Geographies of Transformation
Society and Space - Human Geography Human Geographical Pioneers and Concepts Cities and Globalisation
Optional modules Climate and Society
Cultural Geography Dissertation
Economic Geography Dissertation with Work Placement
*Field Course in Paris - Globalizing Food: Food Politics and Culture Environment, Politics and Society in Amazonia
Geosocial Spaces Environmental Governance and the Biodiversity Crisis
Introduction to Eco-Innovation *Field Course in the Brazilian Amazon - Conservation and Sustainable Development
People and the Sea *Field Course in Croatia - Water, Society and the Istrian Landscape: Environmental Management in a Mediterranean Context
Political Geography *Field Course in New York - Inequality and the City
Research Project Skills Geographies of Health: Understanding and Tackling Inequity
Spatial Analysis and GIS GIS: Principles and Practice
Global Consumption
Independent Research
Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World

Physical Geography

You will learn about the main components of our ‘Earth-system’, how environments have changed in the past, what controls the dynamics of environments in the present, and how we can predict changes in the future. All this is studied in the context of an interconnected planet.

*Please note: some field courses will incur additional costs

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Core modules Core modules Optional modules
Environmental Processes and Systems Interacting Landscapes: Biogeography and Geomorphology Dissertation
Geographical Skills and Applications in a Changing World Soil Sciences Dissertation with Work Placement
Optional modules Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing
Aquatic Biogeochemistry *Field Course in Croatia - Water, Society and the Istrian Landscape
Atmospheric Science GIS: Principles and Practice
Catchment Hydrology Glacial Systems
Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis Independent Research
*Field Course in the Mediterranean - Investigating Mediterranean Environments Lakes, Rivers and Estuaries
Introduction to Eco-Innovation
Physical Geographical Pioneers and Concepts
Research Project Skills
Spatial Analysis and GIS

To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. The information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.