What are good universities for Geography?

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I've done a bit of research and found Durham seems to be highly recommended, but where else is good? (Preferably BA rather than BSc). Has anyone had any experience of Durham Geography or know anyone who has?
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I also heard Durham is good for geog.
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Didnt sheffield used to be good, thats what my dad said, he did geography, but not there
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(Original post by SiAnY)
I've done a bit of research and found Durham seems to be highly recommended, but where else is good? (Preferably BA rather than BSc). Has anyone had any experience of Durham Geography or know anyone who has?
Durham is very good but quite traditional I suspect. I have heard good reports of Exeter, Southampton, Newcastle and Bristol. Reading has a human geog course like Bristol(?) The London colleges are also good (provided you want to live in London) - UCL being the best for Geog. They are good because they have massive choices in the 2nd and 3rd year thus allowing you to effectively tailor-make your own choice of specialisms.
Grades are all important. You will be asked AAB for somewhere like Bristol and ABC or equivalent for somewhere like Exeter. For ones lower down the grades then Canterbury ChristChurch has a good reputation. What does your Geog teacher say?
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Didnt sheffield used to be good, thats what my dad said, he did geography, but not there
Sheffield IS good - but I think is more Physical Geog oriented
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Hey, my roomie is applying for Geography BSc at St. John's Durham, and she got an AAB offer. I would say that Durham is very good, and you needn't worry. Why not ask your teachers or people employed in that field?
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Hey, my roomie is applying for Geography BSc at St. John's Durham, and she got an AAB offer. I would say that Durham is very good, and you needn't worry. Why not ask your teachers or people employed in that field?
My GCSE Geography teacher went to Durham i think but she's on maternity leave!!
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My GCSE Geography teacher went to Durham i think but she's on maternity leave!!
If you want, you can pm me - I might be able to help
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all of the obvious top unis are good for geog.however depends how much you want to specialise - if you dont want to do much or any phy, for example,many unis are ruled out (i had this problem).most do both in first yr at least.sheffield is good, lots of choice 3rd yr modules, for example.i think im going to put that as my firm choice with reading as insurance.some of my friends think its weird that my firm choice will be a bbb offer despite predicted a grades, but i think that getting the course &uni that is best for you is more important.i heard that durham is good, exeter, leeds, nottingham (although i thought the dept at notts was not nearly as helpful and friendly as others i have been to).btw, a word of warning- ask unis about how often you have tutorials and when you take exams- i found one place did all exams at the end of the year despite having finished some of the modules by xmas becuase it cost too much for admin.
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(Original post by SiAnY)
I've done a bit of research and found Durham seems to be highly recommended, but where else is good? (Preferably BA rather than BSc). Has anyone had any experience of Durham Geography or know anyone who has?

geography is obviously quite good in the top 10 universities, oxbridge..etc
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I think these institute r generally well known for geography:
Durham
LSE
OXford
Cambridge
Bristol
UCL

Just a few that came to mind!
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Hey, im doing geography as well so I've done a bit of research on it. According to the guardian league tables, this is the order..

1. UCL
2. Nottingham
3. Cambridge
4. Leeds
5. Oxford
6. Kings College London
7. Durham
8. Bristol
9. Aberdeen
10. St Andrews

so as you can see, its pretty much the top uni's. I don't know how reliable these tables are though, and they seem to change a lot as in another table i was looking at, Durham was no 1. I personally am going to either durham or leeds but am doing geography joint with education, but i might try and drop the education in at the end of the first year! Good luck with ur choice
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Hey, im doing geography as well so I've done a bit of research on it. According to the guardian league tables, this is the order..

1. UCL
2. Nottingham
3. Cambridge
4. Leeds
5. Oxford
6. Kings College London
7. Durham
8. Bristol
9. Aberdeen
10. St Andrews

so as you can see, its pretty much the top uni's. I don't know how reliable these tables are though, and they seem to change a lot as in another table i was looking at, Durham was no 1. I personally am going to either durham or leeds but am doing geography joint with education, but i might try and drop the education in at the end of the first year! Good luck with ur choice
Why did you choose education with geog if you want to drop it after a year anyway? :P
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Hi,

I've heard that the Geography Department / School at the University of Edinburgh is one of the best in the UK.

Geography at the University of Edinburgh was awarded with a RAE 5* grade (the highest possible grade).

I hope that helps.
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Cambridge
Oxford
Durham
Bristol
Southampton
Exeter
LSE (I think they do it or im getin confused)
UCL
Nottingham
Sheffield

they are the main good ones for geo from my research
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(Original post by emzie)
Cambridge
Oxford
Durham
Bristol
Southampton
Exeter
LSE (I think they do it or im getin confused)
UCL
Nottingham
Sheffield

they are the main good ones for geo from my research
yea lse does do geography, and i would rate them higher up by the way
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ohh my post wasnt in ranking order! just all the good ones off the top of my head that I could think of!!

If I was to rank, I would say:

Durham
Cambs
LSC/UCL
Oxford
Bristol
Nottingham...
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Why did you choose education with geog if you want to drop it after a year anyway? :P
Well when I applied in september, I was intending on becoming a teacher but now have decided that I don't want to do that anymore! So ideally I would like to start off doing just a BA geography but since the entry grades are higher, I'm not sure if I can change. So I figure at the end of first year, if I do well in geography, I'll be able to change then. Make sense?
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(Original post by SweetSugar)
Hey, im doing geography as well so I've done a bit of research on it. According to the guardian league tables, this is the order..

1. UCL
2. Nottingham
3. Cambridge
4. Leeds
5. Oxford
6. Kings College London
7. Durham
8. Bristol
9. Aberdeen
10. St Andrews

so as you can see, its pretty much the top uni's. I don't know how reliable these tables are though, and they seem to change a lot as in another table i was looking at, Durham was no 1. I personally am going to either durham or leeds but am doing geography joint with education, but i might try and drop the education in at the end of the first year! Good luck with ur choice
According to the Guardian its actually:

1. Oxford
2. UCL
3. KCL
4. Cambridge
5. Bristol
6. Nottingham
7. Leeds
8. Plymouth
9. Portsmouth
10. Oxford Brookes

http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...664198,00.html
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