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I am currently studying human geography but am dropping out to bump up my a levels to get into a better uni (need AAA). For some time I have aspired to potentially work in BP (British Petroleum) in terms of oil exploration/ the negotiations around it, as I have a possible way in to the company. However, I am tempted to change course when I apply for 2017 from human geography to politics and philosophy as i am conisderably more interested in the lively debates and topics covered in politics/philosophy. Would this be detrimental to this career path as geographers are statistically so employable? Or are the degrees similar in relevant weight towards the field of work I would like to enter? Thanks for all replies.
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I am currently studying human geography but am dropping out to bump up my a levels to get into a better uni (need AAA). For some time I have aspired to potentially work in BP (British Petroleum) in terms of oil exploration/ the negotiations around it, as I have a possible way in to the company. However, I am tempted to change course when I apply for 2017 from human geography to politics and philosophy as i am conisderably more interested in the lively debates and topics covered in politics/philosophy. Would this be detrimental to this career path as geographers are statistically so employable? Or are the degrees similar in relevant weight towards the field of work I would like to enter? Thanks for all replies.
Hi, I'm applying to study a joint honours in Philosophy and Politics (PP) for 2017 entry.

In terms of employability, both PP and Geog can lead onto a variety of careers as they are strong academic subjects. However, in terms of working at somewhere such as BP, I think studying Geog would place you in a better position. This is purely based on the fact that Geog has more relevance to the energy sector than PP does and will probably give you more of a talking point at interview. Although, I can see no reason to why studying PP would hinder your application.

Have you thought of studying a joint honours with Geog such as joining it with Philosophy or Politics?
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