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Hi, to anyone studying this course atm, do you enjoy it? When reading the modules online, they looked good, but the focus seems to be more on international development, and not geography, is this true? Because I want to focus on human geography as well as development? I've really enjoyed studying topics such as population, energy issues and cities at A level. Does this degree enable you to take modules on these topics as well as development? Thanks for you help
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Hi, to anyone studying this course atm, do you enjoy it? When reading the modules online, they looked good, but the focus seems to be more on international development, and not geography, is this true? Because I want to focus on human geography as well as development? I've really enjoyed studying topics such as population, energy issues and cities at A level. Does this degree enable you to take modules on these topics as well as development? Thanks for you help
I've put this course as my insurance offer, with the overseas experience too.

Different universities have different specialisms, so Geography courses might not necessarily cover all of your interests. UEA has a reputable International Development department, so understandably, a lot of the BA Geography modules are tailored around this, and population, energy and urbanisation are all key components of development so they'd definitely make an appearance or two at some point, you'd perhaps just be studying them in a different way to how you have at A Level.

Most degrees do offer some 'open modules' where you can pick up modules from other subjects too.

I'm sure if you keep looking around you'll find the course that's right for you, good luck!
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I've put this course as my insurance offer, with the overseas experience too.

Different universities have different specialisms, so Geography courses might not necessarily cover all of your interests. UEA has a reputable International Development department, so understandably, a lot of the BA Geography modules are tailored around this, and population, energy and urbanisation are all key components of development so they'd definitely make an appearance or two at some point, you'd perhaps just be studying them in a different way to how you have at A Level.

Most degrees do offer some 'open modules' where you can pick up modules from other subjects too.

I'm sure if you keep looking around you'll find the course that's right for you, good luck!
Thanks for your reply! So from what you're saying it does still feel like you're studying geography, as well as international development? Did the department seem friendly, etc? And what did they say about employability? Which uni have you put as your firm choice? Sorry about all the questions! Thanks, hopefully I will!
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Thanks for your reply! So from what you're saying it does still feel like you're studying geography, as well as international development? Did the department seem friendly, etc? And what did they say about employability? Which uni have you put as your firm choice? Sorry about all the questions! Thanks, hopefully I will!
I've been ill for quite a long time so I couldn't attend the open days, which probably seems like an odd move but genuinely couldn't be avoided, but from what I've gathered, they've got a lot of connections with NGOs and they regularly host industry professionals to talk to students.

I've put Sheffield, studying BA Geography but within that you can choose 'themes', one of which is International Development.
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I've been ill for quite a long time so I couldn't attend the open days, which probably seems like an odd move but genuinely couldn't be avoided, but from what I've gathered, they've got a lot of connections with NGOs and they regularly host industry professionals to talk to students.

I've put Sheffield, studying BA Geography but within that you can choose 'themes', one of which is International Development.
That's sounds good! Sorry about your illness! Yes I was trying to find out more info about the Sheffield course, but there isn't much on their website, about what's in each module, etc. What do you mean about the themes, and how did you find the info?
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That's sounds good! Sorry about your illness! Yes I was trying to find out more info about the Sheffield course, but there isn't much on their website, about what's in each module, etc. What do you mean about the themes, and how did you find the info?
If you type in the course you want to do on Google, the uni name and then 'module list' at the end, you should be able to find the full list of modules available at each university. I found that the ones I applied for didn't give much information on their websites so used this to make my final uni decisions.

Most of the info comes from post-offer open days, so if you can't get to prospective student open days, definitely go to one's held for people who have offers.

I don't know if they're actually referred to as 'themes', but there's a range of different pathways you can take in Year 2 and 3 and the fieldtrips are themed around it too.
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If you type in the course you want to do on Google, the uni name and then 'module list' at the end, you should be able to find the full list of modules available at each university. I found that the ones I applied for didn't give much information on their websites so used this to make my final uni decisions.

Most of the info comes from post-offer open days, so if you can't get to prospective student open days, definitely go to one's held for people who have offers.

I don't know if they're actually referred to as 'themes', but there's a range of different pathways you can take in Year 2 and 3 and the fieldtrips are themed around it too.
Thanks, that's so helpful! Found all of the Sheffield modules now! Thanks for the info
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Hi!

Yea i am a second year student at UEA studying Geography and International Development. Its great, the teaching staff are very friendly and approachable.

You also get your fair share of Human Geography, but in your first term you would take the introduction modules to international development and evidence in development. Your second term is when you start your geography modules along with a choice of NR, Econ and Social anthropology.

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Hi, Im really interested in taking the course geography and international development, and to know someones in their second year would be such a great help! Would you mind if I asked you a few questions about the course?
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