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which ‘geography related’ degree would suit me?

I’ve done research into environmental science, geology and geography. Geography i am doing for an A level currently alongside photography and business. I didn’t ever realise i’d have an interest in the other areas hence why I didn’t specialise my subject choices a bit more. I love the study of physical geography, which sparked my interest in geology upon research. Environmental science also seems quite fascinating but i’m not sure how to compare them all in terms of topic studies, potential jobs afterwards or difficulty levels.

Is geology much like geography, harder or easier? Is Environmental science worth it and how related to geography is the degree? Would I be able to do any of these subjects with my current A level choices?

Many thanks in advance!
I dont know about environmental science but a lot of geology degrees require 2 sciences or maths for your A levels, I'd recommend looking at course structure of universities you're interested in for all 3 courses, see which course and classes interest you most, and also whether you meet the entry requirements of required A level classes
Hi, depending on your grades and which course and uni you apply to. Like CurlyyMM said, geology/earth sciences degrees usually requires science and maths A levels. Geology however is similar to physical geography and environmental science, there are cross-overs between these subjects. I studied physical geography at UCL, many of my physical modules were taught with earth sciences. Geography is more broad than geology. Some unis allow you to study a diverse range of modules including both physical and human early on in the degree. But you can specialise at a later stage to decide whether you want to go down the more 'geology' route or not. Hope this helps!
Original post by greentiger
I’ve done research into environmental science, geology and geography. Geography i am doing for an A level currently alongside photography and business. I didn’t ever realise i’d have an interest in the other areas hence why I didn’t specialise my subject choices a bit more. I love the study of physical geography, which sparked my interest in geology upon research. Environmental science also seems quite fascinating but i’m not sure how to compare them all in terms of topic studies, potential jobs afterwards or difficulty levels.

Is geology much like geography, harder or easier? Is Environmental science worth it and how related to geography is the degree? Would I be able to do any of these subjects with my current A level choices?

Many thanks in advance!


Just taking courses at Lancaster Uni as an example, with your A levels you would meet the subject requirements for geography and physical geography:

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/geography-bsc-hons-f800/
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/physical-geography-bsc-hons-f840/

Geography A level is accepted for environmental science, but if you don't take chemistry or maths at A level you are required to take specific modules:
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/earth-and-environmental-science-bsc-hons-ff68/

My OH is a geography grad and has worked in environmental consultancy all his career. He employs more environmental science grads than geographers or geologists, and the majority will have a post-grad qualification.

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