Geography at Lancaster University


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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.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory 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
  Children's Geographies Dissertation
  Cultural Geography Dissertation with External Partner
  Field Course in Paris - Globalizing Food: Food Politics and Culture Energy: Controversies and Decision-Making
  Geosocial Spaces Environment, Politics and Society in Amazonia
  Introduction to Eco-Innovation Environmental Governance and the Biodiversity Crisis
  People and the Sea Field Course in the Brazilian Amazon - Conservation and Sustainable Development
  Political Geography Field Course in Croatia - Water, Society and the Istrian Landscape: Environmental Management in a Mediterranean Context
  Research Project Skills Field Course in New York - Inequality and the City
  Spatial Analysis and GIS Geographies of Health: Understanding and Tackling Inequity
    GIS: Principles and Practice
    Global Consumption
    Independent Research
    Perspectives on Technology and Environment
    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.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules Optional modules
Environmental Processes and Systems Earth Surfaces Processes Dissertation
Geographical Skills in a Changing World Interacting Landscapes: Biogeography and Geomorphology Dissertation with External Partner
  Optional modules Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  Aquatic Biogeochemistry Field Course in Croatia - Water, Society and the Istrian Landscape
  Atmospheric Science Field Course in Iceland - Glacier-Landscape Interactions
  Catchment Hydrology GIS: Principles and Practice
  Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis Glacial Systems
  Field Course in the Mediterranean - Investigating Mediterranean Environments Independent Research
  Introduction to Eco-Innovation Lakes, Rivers and Estuaries
  Physical Geographical Pioneers and Concepts Magnetism for Environmental Problem-Solving
  Research Project Skills Quarternary Environmental Change
  Soil Science  
  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.