Should I do a geography degree?

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I'm like 90% certain I want to do geography at uni, and it's my favourite subject at A level (predicted A*). My problem is I don't want to specialise in a human or physical, as I equally enjoy both. So if anyone has done geography at uni, are you allowed to choose your course modules and can they be in both? Or do they force you to go down the physical or human route? I know Oxford have optional modules, but there's no chance I'd get in lol.
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I'm like 90% certain I want to do geography at uni, and it's my favourite subject at A level (predicted A*). My problem is I don't want to specialise in a human or physical, as I equally enjoy both. So if anyone has done geography at uni, are you allowed to choose your course modules and can they be in both? Or do they force you to go down the physical or human route? I know Oxford have optional modules, but there's no chance I'd get in lol.

Hi! I'm starting my Geography degree in September so hopefully, I can help. Unless you specifically apply for a human or a physical course you get to do both. BSc is generally more physical, and BA is generally more human but you can still do both. If you do a Geography degree at UCL it's both, somewhere like Kings is more physical if you apply for the BSc because it is geography and environmental science, or somewhere like Royal Holloway or Reading you can apply for Human Geography, Physical Geography or both. If you apply for both first year is mainly both because it gives you broader knowledge which will allow you to specialise in your 2nd and 3rd year. So you can pick any optional modules, human or physical, but once you get to that point they just want you to specialise in an area, maybe so you can pick a dissertation topic but I'm not sure. From what I've heard it's a lot more synoptic at degree level so your specialisation doesn't have to be strictly human or physical because they interact more.
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I'm like 90% certain I want to do geography at uni, and it's my favourite subject at A level (predicted A*). My problem is I don't want to specialise in a human or physical, as I equally enjoy both. So if anyone has done geography at uni, are you allowed to choose your course modules and can they be in both? Or do they force you to go down the physical or human route? I know Oxford have optional modules, but there's no chance I'd get in lol.
I think Loughborough incorporates both sides of geography in their geo degrees
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