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Can I do a master's in Env. Sciences with a Bachelors in Geography?

I'd been hoping to study environmental sciences at my chosen university, but my A-level grades didn't meet the requirements. I was instead offered a place on the Geography course, and am a bit unsure as to where to go from here
Original post by kwameasiamah
I'd been hoping to study environmental sciences at my chosen university, but my A-level grades didn't meet the requirements. I was instead offered a place on the Geography course, and am a bit unsure as to where to go from here


Yes.

See:
https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/postgraduate/msc-environmental-sciences#entry_requirements
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/84/environmental-science/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees/5021f/#entry-requirements
https://hub.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=X062
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/environmentalsciences/#tab=entry

The following degrees ask for an undergrad in a "relevant subject", which is subject to interpretation (pun not intended):
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2023/environmental-sciences-msc#entry-requirements
https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/msc-environmental-science-management/#entry
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/list/12902/msc-by-research-environmental-science/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research/environmental-sciences-mscres#entryrequirements
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-courses/environmental-science-msc-by-research/2024/#course-entry
https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/pr00906/3/msc-(by-dissertation)-environmental-sciences
https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/ecology-and-environmental-science-msc-by-research
You would need to contact these universities to confirm whether geography is considered relevant for what you want to study.

Personally, I consider UEA the best uni for environmental science. However, it would depend on your career aspirations and what you want to do afterwards that determine which course you should pick.

Having said that, if you're intent on doing an environmental science degree it's usually better to resit your A Levels to get onto the degree you want as opposed to doing something you don't specifically want and then do it at postgrad. In the latter, you're likely not going to give your all into the degree and you probably won't like the degree as much.
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