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Environmental Change & Tourism

Liverpool Hope University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025
Environmental Change & Tourism

About this program

Environmental Change & Tourism

Environmental change particularly that associated with climate change poses one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today. Tourism and tourism development may be directly affected by aspects of environmental change. The environmental impact of people on the physical and ecological world is also of significant concern. The expansion of tourism into environmentally sensitive areas is an example of the potential impact of people on the natural world.

This degree involves an interdisciplinary study of environmental geoscience and tourism. It will involve studying the complex relationships between geology, landscape, tourism and the environment from both spatial and temporal perspectives. A key focus is on exploring the relationships between the Earth’s natural features and tourism, in a way that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation. In addition, it will develop a greater awareness of sustainable tourism practices through the context of environmental change.

An enthusiastic and friendly team of geographers, environmentalists and tourism experts with wide research interests teach on the Environmental Change and Tourism course at Hope. You will find that Liverpool is a great place to study Environmental Change and Tourism, being an excellent case study of economic, environmental and social regeneration; an international tourism destination; and having surroundings that include stunning upland and coastal landscapes.

A Placement Year option is available for this course. Undertaking a placement year as part of your degree programme offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience alongside your studies.

Admission requirements

  • A-Levels - BBC
  • UCAS Tariff Points - 112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE - 112 Tariff Points
  • IB - 28
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
  • Subject Requirements - No specific subject requirements

International entry requirements

IELTS - 6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One

  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Applied Environmental Geoscience
  • Earth Materials
  • World Regions: Understanding the World
  • Hazards, Risk and Society
  • Exploring Geography and Tourism
  • Laboratory- and field-based Environmental Investigations
  • Fieldwork (residential and/or non-residential)

Year Two

  • Environmental Policy, Planning and Management
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Geospatial Data Analysis and GIS
  • Niche and Alternative Forms of Tourism
  • Contemporary Human Geographies and Tourism
  • Research Methods
  • ‘Experiential Learning Block’
  • Fieldwork (residential and/or non-residential)

Year Three

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Environmental Change
  • Destination Management
  • International Fieldwork
  • Honours Project (dissertation)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Total tuition fee for local/EU students is £9,250.
  • Tuition fee for International/Non-EU students is £12,500.


The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component.

Career paths

The expansion of the tourism industry – both nationally and locally – means there will continue to be a need for trained graduates in this field. In the future this will increasingly focus on how tourism impacts on the natural world and how aspects of environmental change may affect tourism and tourism development.

Graduates in Environmental Change and Tourism are well suited to a wide variety of careers associated with both natural world and the tourism industry. Within the tourism industry, these could include tourism marketing, arts/heritage/attractions management, tour operations, tourism product development, public sector tourism, urban regeneration, resort/destination management, transportation, or hotel and hospitality management. Practical, numerical and computational skills and knowledge and understanding the natural environment are valued by many employers. In particular, with the increasing demands of legislation and global environmental policy, there are growing employment opportunities in environmental management and consultancy.

In addition, this degree develops valuable transferable skills, which prepare students for many graduate jobs and for other careers in both the private and public sectors.

There are also increasing opportunities to study Environmental Change and Tourism at postgraduate level and an increasing number of our students go on to train to be teachers of Geography or Tourism and Leisure.

About this institute

Liverpool Hope University

With a history extending 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. The University places emphasis on bringing together research excellence and top-quality teaching. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop...

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Why study at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is a vibrant community of scholars, students and support staff. We are proud of our past, confident in our present and ambitious for our future.

With a history extending over 175 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a distinctive ethos that brings together scholarship, research and teaching.

Just one in five UK Higher Education providers achieved the gold standard, which measures excellence in teaching quality, learning environment, and student outcomes - the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals. The city of Liverpool is a wonderful place to study. With a rich culture and heritage and an International airport on the doorstep, why study anywhere else?

Contact info

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park Campus
L16 9JD Liverpool
United Kingdom


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