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    Grade requirements seem quite low for LSE (BBB). What's it like for geog? :confused:
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    Grade requirements seem quite low for LSE (BBB). What's it like for geog? :confused:
    LSE is not reputated for Geog.. hence BBB
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    LSE is not reputated for Geog.. hence BBB
    Ah so not worth applying for it there then? I'm thinking Ox/Cam, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter atm. Just trying to decide on a sixth. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    Ah so not worth applying for it there then? I'm thinking Ox/Cam, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter atm. Just trying to decide on a sixth. Any ideas?
    dont apply to LSE if you want to do any 'physical' stuff
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    dont apply to LSE if you want to do any 'physical' stuff
    Ah ok, I'd quite like a mix of both to be honest, and have a science alevel, so it should be ok. Do you know other unis which are good for geog other than the one's I've mentioned?
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    Leeds
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    UCL has the best Geography department in the capital, and one of the best in the country. Their undergraduate programme seems to be more flexible than that of the LSE - which is strongly geared towards socio-human geography.
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    I wouldn't take the entry requirements as a sign of the quality, offer grades at LSE are in general lower than you'd expect, but the actual grades of successful applicants tend to be quite a bit higher. But LSE is a social science type of university, so that's the type of course you're going to get there.
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    What aspect of Geog are you after?


    For a good coastal set up Swansea is good. For town planning, Durham etc..
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    What aspect of Geog are you after?


    For a good costal set up Swansea is good. For town planning, Durham etc..
    I want a balance of both human and physical geog, with good employment prospects, and respected departments.
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    I want a balance of both human and physical geog, with good employment prospects, and respected departments.
    Swansea might be a good choice then. They have leading labs in GIS and Satalite Earth obs as well as having the only radiocarbon dating laboratory in a UK Geography department for research in environmental reconstruction.

    I realise things change annually in the education field, and I guess it might not be as respected as it once was (then again, it might be!).
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    Southampton are really good for geography. They have Europe's leading Oceanography centre
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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    Southampton are really good for geography. They have Europe's leading Oceanography centre
    That sounds cool actually, do they do a lot of water based work?
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    That sounds cool actually, do they do a lot of water based work?
    I'm not entirely sure, I think so. My geography teacher recommended people to go there to do geography.

    Here's the geog department website

    http://www.geog.soton.ac.uk/school/default.asp

    and the oceanography one:

    http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/admissions/

    There's other relevent pages if you look on the soton website

    www.soton.ac.uk

    You can do a jpint honours in geography and oceanography too

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by Frances)
    I wouldn't take the entry requirements as a sign of the quality, offer grades at LSE are in general lower than you'd expect, but the actual grades of successful applicants tend to be quite a bit higher. But LSE is a social science type of university, so that's the type of course you're going to get there.
    is accouting and finance a social science?
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    (Original post by jay9386)
    is accouting and finance a social science?
    Well I wouldn't include it as one. Doesn't mean that LSE isn't still mainly a social science type university.
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    What's it like for geog? :confused:
    ****.
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    (Original post by Aimée123)
    I want a balance of both human and physical geog, with good employment prospects, and respected departments.
    Oxbridge, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Southampton, UCL, Sheffield.
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    (Original post by Jools)
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    Lol, straight to the point. I think I've decided on my six, will you tell me what you think? Oxford, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter and Southampton.
 
 
 
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