So I am struggling with choosing what to study at university - and it has been an ongoing thing for ages. I know a lot of the time people say that you need to work out what you want to do after university, and what you enjoy most - but I enjoy lots of things and want to have loads of different jobs (except office jobs!). I dont know whether I want to go into geography/meteorology, English/journalism, or media production and art. I have no idea!
Can anyone tell me what is great/not so great about Geography, and any personal experiences you may have had to help me make a decision? Thank you
Should I take (physical) Geography? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-01-2015 21:45
- 11-01-2015 21:53
Why don't you have a look at broad degrees:
Bristol, Exeter, Kings, UCL, Birmingham and I'm sure others too do a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree that allows you to choose modules from a range of subjects. It is similar to the US system where you major and minor in different subjects.
Durham Combined Honours allows you to do something similar, except that you do not major and minor - it is joint honours. There are joint honours degrees in many unis that may be worth a look at.
This is if you aren't entirely sure what you want to do.
In terms of Geography, I personally love it. As a subject it is so broad and covers a range of areas. I personally prefer Human Geography over physical Geography, but it depends on your preferences .
- 12-01-2015 17:46
Have you thought about maybe applying to Scottish universities? You take three subjects in the first year and then narrow it down the year after.
To try and convince you to geographise... I'd say its amazing and any degree you do in it will allow you to pursue your particular interest if your interest is in journalism Geography may be a good way of getting into it! It shows you're knowledgable about the world, as well as showing you've developed the skills of thinking critically and constructing reasoned arguments