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I'm mainly interested in human geography and have offers from Bristol Bsc geography with quantitative methods, UCL BA geography and LSE BA geography. I was wondering what opinions people have on which to go for? The LSE course appeals to me the most but an enjoyable student life is important to me and this aspect has put me off LSE.
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Personally I'd say go for Bristol because I heard LSE has really low student satisfaction
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Gee thanks my good friend
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I'm at Bristol doing geog, can't speak for the other unis but I'm loving my degree here. Bear in mind obv at Bristol you do a human-physical mix in first year (though I'd say it's probably more human than physical, even if they're theoretically balanced). I really like that about the course and some people have got here and realised that they actually like the opposite side of geog to the side they intended to study. But if you're a total maths/science-phobe Bristol might not be for you. The department here are all really friendly and the lecturers make the subject really interesting etc, and from the get-go it's all based off what the lecturers are researching - not from a textbook like some other first year courses. The workload can be heavy, but (especially in comparison to UCL/LSE) that's not unique to Bristol. All in all I'd recommend the course, it's challenging but in all the right ways. That's not to say don't go for UCL/LSE - LSE especially has an amazing rep as a department. If you have any specific questions about Bristol/geog let me know!
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(Original post by Jas123_)
I'm mainly interested in human geography and have offers from Bristol Bsc geography with quantitative methods, UCL BA geography and LSE BA geography. I was wondering what opinions people have on which to go for? The LSE course appeals to me the most but an enjoyable student life is important to me and this aspect has put me off LSE.
LSE will get you a very well paid job, they are the highest paid students in the country im fairly sure ahead of oxbridge. UCL will also shortlist you for jobs, Bristol is great but wont have the same effect.

Im sorry but if you can actually get into LSE and get an offer you would be bat **** crazy to turn it down!
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(Original post by Georgiecat)
I'm at Bristol doing geog, can't speak for the other unis but I'm loving my degree here. Bear in mind obv at Bristol you do a human-physical mix in first year (though I'd say it's probably more human than physical, even if they're theoretically balanced). I really like that about the course and some people have got here and realised that they actually like the opposite side of geog to the side they intended to study. But if you're a total maths/science-phobe Bristol might not be for you. The department here are all really friendly and the lecturers make the subject really interesting etc, and from the get-go it's all based off what the lecturers are researching - not from a textbook like some other first year courses. The workload can be heavy, but (especially in comparison to UCL/LSE) that's not unique to Bristol. All in all I'd recommend the course, it's challenging but in all the right ways. That's not to say don't go for UCL/LSE - LSE especially has an amazing rep as a department. If you have any specific questions about Bristol/geog let me know!
Why is is Bsc if it's mainly human. I prefer human and wanted to apply but was put off because I thought it was mainly physical
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Why is is Bsc if it's mainly human. I prefer human and wanted to apply but was put off because I thought it was mainly physical
In short, the School of Geography at Bristol used to be part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - so they gave out BScs or BAs depending on your specialisation. But then Geography moved into the Faculty of Science which only gives out BScs (/MScis etc). The course itself didn't change - after 1st year, you can still wave physical goodbye forever if you want (though many people find they actually quite like physical and carry it on into 2nd year!).
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