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I can't choose what degree to apply for! I've always thought that I would study English Language & Literature (or an equivalent), but now I'm starting to think that I should study Geography.

Anyone else in the same position?

Does anyone have any advice for me, any pros or cons for either degree?
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Have you thought about applying for a joint honours degree where you can combine English and geography together? Check out the UCAS search page to find universities that offer this combination. The Scottish university system is particularly good if you can't make up your mind because it allows you to study up to three subjects for the first two years before deciding which subject(s) to continue with into the honours years.

If you only want to study one subject then I suggest you look carefully at the modules involved in each degree and make a list of all the ones you like the sound of. Then see which list is longer, geography or English.
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Hi birchmc,

I'm the official rep from the University of Hertfordshire.

What Universities are you thinking about applying for?

The English Language and Literature courses at the University of Hertfordshire are particularly flexible with lots of different minor subjects you can combine, such as a language or media.

How about taking at look at some of the module information available on our website - www.herts.ac.uk. You can then decide which areas you think you'll be most interested in. Also, you could consider how the different courses are taught and whether you would prefer more theory or practical learning.

You can take a virtual tour around our two campuses to see where you could be studying on the following link - http://www.pan3sixty.co.uk/virtual_t...tual_tour.html.

Any questions, just let me know.

Heather
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(Original post by University of Hertfordshire)
Hi birchmc,

I'm the official rep from the University of Hertfordshire.

What Universities are you thinking about applying for?

The English Language and Literature courses at the University of Hertfordshire are particularly flexible with lots of different minor subjects you can combine, such as a language or media.

How about taking at look at some of the module information available on our website - www.herts.ac.uk. You can then decide which areas you think you'll be most interested in. Also, you could consider how the different courses are taught and whether you would prefer more theory or practical learning.

You can take a virtual tour around our two campuses to see where you could be studying on the following link - http://www.pan3sixty.co.uk/virtual_t...tual_tour.html.

Any questions, just let me know.

Heather
Hertfordshire does not offer a combined degree in English and/with Geography, so why are you suggesting the OP apply there? Hertfordshire does not offer flexibility in the same way Scottish universities do.
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Hi again,

Our English courses are normally combined with another very similar subject. This makes it easier to focus on the type of job you would like, create industry contacts and have a more specialised degree.

Our Geography degrees are very specialised too; you can choose BSc Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Management or Agriculture and you can 'mix and match' any of these.

Hope this is okay,

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(Original post by Snufkin)

If you only want to study one subject then I suggest you look carefully at the modules involved in each degree and make a list of all the ones you like the sound of. Then see which list is longer, geography or English.
Thank you, that's a good idea. I'll do that.
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Hi again,

Our English courses are normally combined with another very similar subject. This makes it easier to focus on the type of job you would like, create industry contacts and have a more specialised degree.

Our Geography degrees are very specialised too; you can choose BSc Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Management or Agriculture and you can 'mix and match' any of these.

Hope this is okay,

Rosanna
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Thank you for your reply, but as someone else mentioned, you don't offer Geography with English so there is no point in me doing a joint honours degree.
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(Original post by birchmc)
I can't choose what degree to apply for! I've always thought that I would study English Language & Literature (or an equivalent), but now I'm starting to think that I should study Geography.

Anyone else in the same position?

Does anyone have any advice for me, any pros or cons for either degree?
Do you have a particular dislike for the idea of a joint honours degree? Or not considered that option?
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Keele does English and Geography but just check the course description for both courses to check that it's what you're interested in:
http://www.keele.ac.uk/ugcourses/english/#tabs-3
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Do you have a particular dislike for the idea of a joint honours degree? Or not considered that option?
I have definitely considered that option but hardly any universities in England offer a joint degree of English with Geography. I wish they would though!
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Swansea and Aberystwyth both do as do keele bath spa and derby. I come from Swansea and the campus is across the road from the beach. Aberystwyth is similar and keele and bath spa are supposedly among the nicest campuses in the uk. Swansea is uni of the year according to what uni and really is in an unbeatable spot surrounded by wales largest park with a boating lake with swans and a botanical garden across the road from the sea
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