Economics VS Geography degree (2022 entry)

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gracieex
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Hi! I’m really stuck between an Economics or Geography degree (or a combination of the two) 😩
[i’m likely to mostly apply to russel group unis]

Does anyone have any opinions or advice ?
I’m currently in Year 12 and take A Level Maths, Economics, Geography & an EPQ.
Thanks!
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An economics degree will have more usefulness than a geography degree in the modern market so i would recommend economics as most businesses would get more use out of someone with a economics degree than a geography one
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An economics degree will have more usefulness than a geography degree in the modern market so i would recommend economics as most businesses would get more use out of someone with a economics degree than a geography one
I was definitely thinking about this but I’m so scared about the content of an economics degree. …. Especially the maths & data (and the fact i dont do Further Maths)
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Oooh nice - I'm doing the exact same A levels as you. PM me, lets talk about applications and stuff - I'm probably going for a mix of Geography and Geog/Econ courses
I always get exited when I see people with the same interests as me!
I only changed my thought process from economics to geography recently though
I’ll PM you once TSR lets me (i only made this account yesterday so it’s not letting me message anyone yet haha)
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Well i cant speak for geography but i did an economics degree and i loved it. I learnt so much from it like how to use stata, statistics, maths, public policy and even some finance modules. My degree 100% helped me get the job im in today but i guess you need to think about what job you wanna do in the future and then weigh up the pros and cons of each degree
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Well i cant speak for geography but i did an economics degree and i loved it. I learnt so much from it like how to use stata, statistics, maths, public policy and even some finance modules. My degree 100% helped me get the job im in today but i guess you need to think about what job you wanna do in the future and then weigh up the pros and cons of each degree
Thank you for your reply!! Can I just be cheeky and ask what Uni you studied at?
The second you said data, statistics and finance I immediately got scared haha….. but I guess I will have to do some of that in a geog degree aswell (ahhhhhhh)
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(Original post by gracieex)
Thank you for your reply!! Can I just be cheeky and ask what Uni you studied at?
The second you said data, statistics and finance I immediately got scared haha….. but I guess I will have to do some of that in a geog degree aswell (ahhhhhhh)
Yep i went to City university. You will defo learn stats and data in a geography degree so i think you should prepare yourself for that even if you did do a level maths. No doubt a russel group uni will have a lot of maths / harder modules so you should be prepared for that either way
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Yep i went to City university. You will defo learn stats and data in a geography degree so i think you should prepare yourself for that even if you did do a level maths. No doubt a russel group uni will have a lot of maths / harder modules so you should be prepared for that either way
I’m definitely stressing myself out too much because I want to make sure I’ll enjoy what i do! And then also not regret the choice bc of bad employment statistics later on …
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With a n interest in both these subjects - look at International Development as a single subject or as a joint subject with Economics :

Bath - joint degree - https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...ith-economics/
KCL - single subject - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergra...development-ba

Or if you want to do 'more Geography than Economics' - UEA - International Development/Environment - https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...he-environment or International Development/Geography - https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...al-development

Or connected subjects like
Human Geography & Planning - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...d-planning-bsc
Urban Studies - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...an-studies-bsc
Economics and Climate Change - https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergrad...limate-change/
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I was definitely thinking about this but I’m so scared about the content of an economics degree. …. Especially the maths & data (and the fact i dont do Further Maths)
Yeah i do a Software Engineering Degree so have to do alot of logic and discrete mathematics but i am not good at maths got a C in GCSE. However if the lectures are good it becomes alot easier
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With a n interest in both these subjects - look at International Development as a single subject or as a joint subject with Economics :

Bath - joint degree - https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...ith-economics/
KCL - single subject - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergra...development-ba

Or if you want to do 'more Geography than Economics' - UEA - International Development/Environment - https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...he-environment or International Development/Geography - https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergr...al-development

Or connected subjects like
Human Geography & Planning - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...d-planning-bsc
Urban Studies - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...an-studies-bsc
Economics and Climate Change - https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergrad...limate-change/
Wow this is so informative and concise thank you! I’m wondering whether something like ‘urban planning’ or development would reduce my employment opportunities later on in life since its quite niche?
I recognise that i’ll probably find myself doing some kind of joint honours but ive only been looking at purely ‘geography with economics’ for now …
You’ve given me lots to think about thank you!
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Yeah i do a Software Engineering Degree so have to do alot of logic and discrete mathematics but i am not good at maths got a C in GCSE. However if the lectures are good it becomes alot easier
ooo im definitely not looking at software engineering or any kind of engineering at the moment! i guess this shows how versitile economics would be!
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(Original post by tomjones239)
Haha yeah exact same problem, I'm very new to TSR and its not letting me either.

I'd put my social media on here so we can get in contact but I don't particularly want it displayed on TSR threads- so I'll PM you if I get allowed to PM by TSR first
Yay!
My very weird thought process is to apply to camb geog (ambitious haha), one other pure geog, then two Econ+Geog courses, and 1 ‘back-up’ option thats either pure economics (at a much less competitive uni) or business/marketing+management.

God knows how I’ll manage to prove my interests in all of these subjects into my personal statement haha (esp bc for geog i’ll have to mention some physical geog which will have nothing to do with pure econ?)😂
What are your thoughts at this stage?
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