Is geography at Bristol any good?

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By that I mean is it employable/fun/interesting/respected?

I was surprised at how low Bristol ranks for geography in the UK, but is this a case of rankings not telling the whole truth? When I went to the uni for an open day I fell in love with the city (as everyone does!) and the geography degree seemed good enough, especially compared to some unis ranked above it; but what is the degree like in reality?
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I think your question must be answered in the context of the quality and richness of the Geography programs in the UK. The UK is over-represented in the worldwide rankings for Geography. The UK has anywhere from 5-6 programs, year after year, in the top 10 globally ranked programs, that is saying a lot-for one country, year after year, to be at that level of quality. So, Bristol has some stiff competition, but you will have work opportunities, interviews, be able to go to job fairs, etc. Within the UK, Bristol for 2018 is ranked #3(according to the Telegraph), so its a highly ranked program. If you click on the links and go down to #3 of the top ten, which is Bristol, the data refers to 83% placement success in graduate education or employment, grades necessary for admission, etc. Obviously, you'll be competing for work from some higher placed programs (depending on if we go with Bristol being #3 or #6), and the importance of doing as well as you can not be over emphasized, particularly if you want to do postgraduate work at Oxford, for example.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...?frame=3078946

Here is another ranking for 2018 showing Bristol at #6, down from #5 last year.

https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...ntal%20science

Bristol was ranked 14th in the world, in 2015, 18 in 2016, and then fell 29th for 2017. In context, Bristol is obviously an outstanding program in the UK, and the downward ranking trend for this year in the global rankings(and the slips for the last two years), is, I think, a function of intense world-wide competition. It will be very interesting to see where Bristol is ranked with 2018 global rankings come out.

https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...2015/geography

https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...2016/geography

https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...2017/geography

(Original post by lukerules1234)
By that I mean is it employable/fun/interesting/respected?

I was surprised at how low Bristol ranks for geography in the UK, but is this a case of rankings not telling the whole truth? When I went to the uni for an open day I fell in love with the city (as everyone does!) and the geography degree seemed good enough, especially compared to some unis ranked above it; but what is the degree like in reality?
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