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"Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?" - Michael Palin 2007

Geography is the study of people and their environment in different parts of the world. Not only is Geography a well-respected academic subject, but it is also at the centre of many of the major issues affecting the world today.

A Geography qualification is extremely useful for a very wide range of careers and further courses of study. Careers like geology, meteorology, cartography, travel and tourism and environmental management all benefit greatly from a Geography qualification. A further range of careers such as marketing, social services, and financial management also see Geography as a subject, which encourages and develops the kinds of skills they require.

The wide range of careers for which Geography is relevant reflects the wide range of topics covered by the subject and the way in which it is seen as a ‘bridge’ between Arts and Science subjects.

Extra- Curricular Opportunities

We seek to offer opportunities for students to participate in fieldwork opportunities and research in the local environment.  Students in the past have visited river landscapes, popular tourist locations, Liverpool’s changing CBD and Italy’s Mount Vesuvius.

Geography plays a vital role in understanding and managing some of the most pressing challenges facing us today. Over the coming years our world will change faster than ever before, affecting individuals, communities, nations, and the planet as a whole.

Geography in the 21st century is central to understanding the causes of these changes and their consequences in different places, including the problems they pose for sustainable futures of societies, resources and landscapes. This course will study of our natural environments and the pressures they face. It also focuses on the links between different parts of the world. It looks at how and why the world is changing, globally and locally, and the choices that exist in managing our world for the future.