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    Ive come to the conclusion that I would like to take either meteorology or earth sciences further, most probably edging towards meteorology with earth sciences as a backup.

    Both courses can have a year in which you can either study abroad or have a year's work experience in industry

    Which do you think would be more practical or better? The year abroad seems to have slightly higher grade boundaries in both subjects...

    Thanks

    p.s I ask because a lot of cpmpanies like to see experience, which you would gain from a year in industry, however, you also may gain experience having a year abroad studying? As there are different conditions etc
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    (Original post by fishkeeper)
    Ive come to the conclusion that I would like to take either meteorology or earth sciences further, most probably edging towards meteorology with earth sciences as a backup.

    Both courses can have a year in which you can either study abroad or have a year's work experience in industry

    Which do you think would be more practical or better? The year abroad seems to have slightly higher grade boundaries in both subjects...

    Thanks

    p.s I ask because a lot of cpmpanies like to see experience, which you would gain from a year in industry, however, you also may gain experience having a year abroad studying? As there are different conditions etc
    Either is very valuable. Which one is more valuable depends on what job you're applying for, and what the interviewer is looking for. Really, it's down to personal preference.

    If I was an employer, I'd tend to value a year abroad more. Sure - the work skills you pick up in a placement year are important, but I would argue that the general life skills and experience that one picks up through doing a year abroad are more likely to produce a better employee.
 
 
 
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