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I'm torn between choosing English or Environmental science as a degree for university. I'm not sure what type of careers and jobs I could do and if there were many options. If anyone's doing this degree, I would love to hear what you do and learn. Thanks!
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I'm torn between choosing English or Environmental science as a degree for university. I'm not sure what type of careers and jobs I could do and if there were many options. If anyone's doing this degree, I would love to hear what you do and learn. Thanks!
Environmental science can be a great degree for job prospects if you tailor it wisely. If you're not looking to take it further to PhD level, look for programmes that offer modules focused on developing actual skills, rather than those that just teach you about geological history etc. GIS competence is widely sought after in environmental careers, as is an ability to analyse remote sensing images, so look out for courses that give you option to pick up these kinds of applicable skills. UCL's Environmental Geography degree is very good with the range of skills-based options available.

Source: I'm a molecular biology graduate but am in the process of transitioning from a lab-based genetics job to a career in environmental surveying. I've noticed that understandings of GIS and of land management/land use are pretty much universally desired in the field. The job descriptions suggest that they may have a slight preference for environmental science graduates over graduates from other areas of science, but it's the skills you've developed that are what they really care about. Also remember that, unlike most undergraduates in the UK, you will really want to be diligent in securing internships or other relevant work placements over the summer, as these will give you hands-on experience that will be invaluable when it comes to submitting your CVs in a few years.

Also bear in mind that many universities will offer environmental science degrees under other names, like geography or geology. These courses aren't always as narrow as their names might suggest.
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I'm torn between choosing English or Environmental science as a degree for university. I'm not sure what type of careers and jobs I could do and if there were many options. If anyone's doing this degree, I would love to hear what you do and learn. Thanks!
Environmental sciences can give good prospects especially in the way the world is heading now.
English, i heard is not the greatest for prospects as there is no job as an english researcher' if that makes sense the only jobs that most English graduates get are either teachers or jobs which have no direct relation towards the degree itself.

What do you currently enjoy more? and by how much?
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