Jessy158
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So I am in a bit of a muddle over what to do at university. I am currently doing AS geography, maths, physics and politics (but will be dropping politics next year).

I have been considering earth or environmental sciences as that's something I'm really interested in although a lot of the courses seem to be very geology based, which frankly terrifies me, so I'd prefer something with more meteorology and oceanography in it. I think that my favourite is meteorology and would maybe like to become a meteorologist or climateologist but would prefer a broader degree.

So far I've been thinking of :
Bristol for Environmental geoscience as it has a nice mix
Lancaster for earth and environmental science
Leeds to do environmental science or meteorology and weather (as that's an area I'm particularly interested in)

I was am also considering Durham and Royal Holloway but am worried about too much geology.

So I was wondering if

1) anyone doing an evironmental or earth sciences course could give me any advice or tell me about their experience

2) what geology is really like and if it is interesting

3) Any advice on the particular universities

4) Prospects for meteorologists and whether a broader course is a safer option

Thank you!!
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Keithy Joe
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I am in the process of applying to do a degree in Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. It sounds like the perfect course, which gives you a lot of options that are Meteorological in years 2 and 3. It might be worth considering too. Reading is also very good for Meteorology, although the course does have a higher level of mathematics and physics, and is probably less suitable for those who prefer the more descriptive side.
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This is a bit of a late response, but I'm an Environmental Sciences student at UEA, and if you're looking for a broader degree with the option of focusing on meteorology and/or oceanography in later years, I can absolutely recommend our course. The 1st-year modules give you an overview of environmental sciences, covering the basics of geology, environmental chemistry and physics, oceanography, atmospheric science, ecology, GIS, and the social sciences side. Then in 2nd year you have the option of specialising in met and oceans, if that's what floats your boat. The teaching for those two fields has been excellent in my experience, and there are some awesome field course options too.

Geology is definitely not my thing, but it doesn't consume a large proportion of your time in 1st year, and the lectures we've had in that area have been interesting. There are also a couple of trips to nearby beaches to examine various geological features - you can't NOT enjoy a sunny morning on the Norfolk coast!

Feel free to hit me up with any questions, I hope you find a course that you love!
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