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I’m quite confident I want to study geography, however I’m not sure which university to choose, so if there’s anyone with any recommendations, thanks.
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Hi there,

Of course I'm incredibly biased BUT Keele is wonderful for Geography! Our course is accredited with the Royal Geographical Society and we're also in the Top 10 universities offering Geography according to the Guardian University Guide☺️ we're also incredibly fortunate to be the UK's largest campus, with around 625 acres of land, meaning that fieldwork can literally be done on your doorstep! 😊 You can do a degree in Geography, but there's also the option to do a degree in human geography or physical geography if you have a preference!

We also have partnerships with universities all around the world (e.g. Japan, Canada, all across the US and Europe), and you can do study abroad as part of this course if you wanted (definitely would recommend that for a geography course as you'd be able to experience both different cultures AND different physical landscapes).

There's lots more I could say about the geography course, and about Keele, but I'll just attach this link to our course details if you're interested at all: https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/underg...course-content

And feel free to ask me any questions too (I personally studied at Keele for almost 5 years)

Hope that helps,

^Rose
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I’m quite confident I want to study geography, however I’m not sure which university to choose, so if there’s anyone with any recommendations, thanks.
Hi SamBeattie02

I am a current PhD History Candidate at the University of Hull, but I've studied geography modules throughout my university journey.
You can study Human Geography, Physical Geography, as well as pursue combination degrees such as Geology with Physical Geography. There really is a lot of options to choose from.
Here at Hull, we have several programmes to choose from, with details available on our website: https://www.hull.ac.uk/faculties/subjects/geography
The BA Geography degree, for example, prioritises learning outside the classroom with core field trips to locations such as Barcelona for example.
We have wonderful facilities available for all our students.
If you have any questions which you would like to ask a small selection of students from Hull, was have an 'Ask a Hull Student' thread - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6460014

Best Wishes and Good Luck,
Emily
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I’m quite confident I want to study geography, however I’m not sure which university to choose, so if there’s anyone with any recommendations, thanks.
Hi SamBeattie02,

I hope you are well,

I am glad you are considering a Geography degree and have come to The Student Room for advice.

From my experience, I can speak for Geography BSc(Hons), Physical Geography BSc(Hons) and Human Geography BSc(Hons), which are offered at the University of Huddersfield.

Do you have a particular field of interest in Geography? Please let me know, and I could give you some specific details on that course.

For now, I can give you a brief overview of what Geography is like at the University Of Huddersfield. At the beginning of the course, they offer a program called Flying Start for all students, including Geography and Biology. It allows us to break the ice with our peers and bring us up to speed on what the academic style of writing is like at university.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2018/apri...versityawards/

In terms of content, the first year has involved developing a broad understanding of Geography, including both Human and Physical topics. In my opinion, it has helped me explore and gain a better understanding of my interests in Geography. As a result, I changed my mind from Human Geography to continue with Physical Geography. Then in Year 2 and Final Year, you can begin to specialise your degree. I was able to make an informed decision thanks to several contact points you have (including an assigned personal tutor.)

Also, I cannot discuss Geography without highlighting the field trips. Thanks to Huddersfield’s locality you are only an hour away from places like Liverpool and the Peak District. As well as local sites of interest such as Leeds and Brighouse. Under normal circumstances, in your 1st year, you would receive module related field trips, and this could be a written report or presentation. Once again, under ordinary circumstances, in Year 2, we would go abroad to develop our geographical skills and put the feedback we received in Year 1 into practice as well as visiting other local areas such as Hebden Bridge.

If you would like to find out more about studying geography at degree level, my classmate Molly has written a great blog outlining her experience so far.

http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/students/whic...cal-geography/ and you can also visit https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2021-22/fu...raphy-bsc-hons

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

All the best with your future studies,

Best Wishes,

Sam Townsend | BSc(Hons) Physical Geography Student at The University Of Huddersfield
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