Which degree to take - Enviromental science, Wildlife conservation or Geography?

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I am planning on doing a masters in marine conservation/marine Enviromental management and want a career in protecting the ocean and the animals in it. Which undergrad degree should I take? (Geography has an option of normal or physical)
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I am planning on doing a masters in marine conservation/marine Enviromental management and want a career in protecting the ocean and the animals in it. Which undergrad degree should I take? (Geography has an option of normal or physical)
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I am planning on doing a masters in marine conservation/marine Enviromental management and want a career in protecting the ocean and the animals in it. Which undergrad degree should I take? (Geography has an option of normal or physical)
You can find out specific entry requirements by looking at masters courses directly, but I'd have thought that anything along the lines of Geography/Marine Biology/Oceanography/Conservation would be fine. I'd personally probably recommend doing a more science undergraduate degree because it's generally easier to switch from that to more management-related things later on than vice versa, so I think a BSc in Geography or Marine Biology/Oceanography would be a great place to start.
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I am a geographer, and "environmental science" is really just part of the traditional umbrella of geography that's been rebranded. Geography gives a good broad base for going on to specialise in any environmental topic.

If you're dead set on marine conservation already, do have a look for more specific BSc courses. Plenty of universities offer BSc Marine Biology that might be more appropriate if you want to specialise early on. I will say though that because you have a few years to work with in going through undergrad, it still might be worthwhile going for something a little broader to begin with and honing later. I started uni strongly leaning to physical geography, then took lots of modules leaning toward human/social geography, and ended up working in fields on both sides of the socalled human/physical divide. Even if you don't drastically change your direction, it can be nice to have a well-rounded grasp of a subject like geography as a base.
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