Welcome to Geography
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Explore the science of the planet and its people.
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for graduate prospects for Geography and Environmental Science
The Complete University Guide 2021
in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies
The Complete University Guide 2021
in the UK for Geography and Environmental Science
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Geography is a distinctive subject that links the physical and social sciences in a quest to solve environmental issues of global significance.
Study the ways in which people interact with their environment and how they form communities, cultures and economies.
Learn about the processes operating within our natural environment and explore the physical world.
Take Geography as a joint-major degree alongside Economics, French, German or Spanish.
Our students tell you what it is like to study Geography at Lancaster University.
You will study in Lancaster Environment Centre in the southern half of the campus. This is the largest complex of buildings on the campus and features cutting-edge teaching laboratories, lecture theatres, break out spaces and facilities. It is situated just two minutes walk from the centre of campus, where you can access shops, cafes, study spaces and the Library.Download a campus map
We take full advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences, in addition to the opportunities to travel the world with optional overseas field trips. Fieldwork is a fascinating way to develop your practical skills. You'll gain hands-on experience of a wide range of environmental, ecological and geological situations that will place your studies in the context of real-world issues.
The course was a great transition from studying Geography at A level and focused on enhancing my skills to the next level. As a geographer, I've always loved exploring and getting out there, and that's exactly what my course enabled me to do.
At Lancaster, I've had the opportunity to continue studying both human and physical aspects of geography. The first year of my course gave me a great taster of both, leading me to specialise more in my second year. I chose to balance my studies between physical and human geography, but you can choose to focus more on one or the other if that's what you'd like to do. The degree is yours to be flexible with.
There's a great selection of modules, including interdisciplinary modules. I went on a water management trip to Croatia which combines aspects of physical and human geography. There's definitely something for every kind of geographer.
There are loads of opportunities to develop your learning at Lancaster, and fieldwork is the main one for me. I've visited Kendal to focus on implementing field management measures. I've visited White Scar Caves to look into hydrology and water systems. In laboratory sessions, I've done everything from studying rock formations in geology to studying flow rates in water. Not only is it varied and interesting, but it's also been brilliant to learn these industry skills to prepare me for life after my degree.
The Careers Service at the University ran a module for us, which was a four-week course on how to write a CV, the best places to look for jobs, and how to create a good cover letter and more, which was invaluable.
Emily Christopherson, BSc Geography
Get a taste of what you will be studying with these two short sample lectures.