Which degree is more respected - geography or psychology?Watch
I've applied to uni this year for Geography BSC with a very specific career path in mind (teaching), and personally I was torn between the two subjects as well. As mentioned above, there are many jobs you could get with both degrees, as both offer transferable skills which are valued in the workplace.
I'd say weigh the pros and cons of each subject, as you'll be stuck doing whichever one for a couple years.
For starters, going to university shouldn't just be about getting a job at the end of it. If you, like me, are really enjoying geography then why shouldn't you study it further? Maybe we don't know exactly what we want to do yet, but life's too short to be just focusing on working!
Examples of jobs you could pursue after a completed degree in geography;
- Environmental Health Worker
- Town/City planner
- GIS Officer
- Pollutant Analysts
- Landscape Architect
It doesn't matter which degree you do, even if you end up wanting a geography job but have done a psychology degree, people will often accept you anyway, it's having the degree that counts and if not you could do a geography masters.
My mums work literally has people from Cambridge and people who did law and people from Manchester met and people who did some really random courses. My mum has a good paid job.
Do whichever you think you will do better in. At the end of the day a 2:1 in psychology will always be better than a 2:2 in geography
It is also available in a lot more universities
There are more pathways to follow in the future