Geography at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Geography at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
  • Field trips to Greece, the Lake District, North Wales and the North West coast included in fees*
  • Additional opportunities for overseas field trips to places such as Iceland*
  • Focus on practical and field based learning activities so students develop applied skills and graduate work ready
  • Access to brand new, state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems and analytical equipment
  • Regular extra curricular employability events, giving students the opportunity to network with high profile companies
  • Options to undertake work placements of 4-6 weeks and/or 12 months
  • Options to study abroad for part of the degree with support from schemes such as the Go Global Fund and Erasmus+
  • This degree is available to study following a foundation year
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
About your course Exploring the way in which our physical environment develops and how humans affect natural processes and interact within the world form the basis of the BSc (Hons) Geography at Liverpool John Moores University. This vocational programme offers plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical contexts. Fieldwork, completed both in the UK and overseas, is integral to the course. Liverpool is the ideal place in which to study geography as you have immediate access to the stunning landscapes of the Lake and Peak Districts, Snowdonia, as well as a host of coastal sites. Exploring the way in which our physical environment develops and how humans affect natural processes and interact within the world is the basis of this vocational programme, which offers plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical contexts. The degree offers you opportunities for overseas fieldwork, currently including a core level 5 trip to Greece to study a range of environments impacted by development and tourism and subject to a variety of natural hazards. In Level 6 we also run optional field trips in tectonically active, volcanic or glacial environments (current destination is Iceland) to study topics such as climate change, geohazards, landscape development, environmental change and sustainability. Not only are these field trips an important aspect of the study of geography, they are also, unsurprisingly, a highlight of the programme for our students. All day and residential field trips for core modules are funded by the University. The Level 6 expedition is optional and self-funding is required.* As well as studying a range of highly topical subject areas, you will also have access to the latest Geographical Information Systems facilities and state-of-the-art field equipment and analytical laboratories. The course also offers ample opportunity for work-related learning.

Modules

Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. Most modules are assessed by coursework only, although there are some (less than a third) that have an exam component. We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed. At the same time skills acquisition is one of the principal aims of the programme. This is why we use a range of assessment methods, weighted towards coursework. Coursework may be in the form of fieldwork/practical/professional reports, essays, blogs, GIS and lab exercises, oral and poster presentations, group discussions, practical and employability skills evaluations. The small number of exams may include multiple choice, short answer, problem-based learning and essay questions. Some assignments are done in groups. Your final year research project will be assessed by a portfolio that could include progress reviews, presentations and skills evaluations and a dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You can access the Clearing entry requirements for this course by clicking the direct link provided on this page.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships

Geography at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS