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Study Geography »Why study geography

There are many reasons why people decide to study geography at university. Some of the following may apply to you:

  • You enjoy learning about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment
  • You are keen to learn and develop a wide range of skills
  • You are seeking a broad based academic degree, offering above average graduate employability

Discover more reasons for studying geography in these guides and articles:

  • Find out what you will learn and the skills you will gain with a degree in geography in the why study geography (PDF) guide
  • Geography has been defined amongst the key 'facilitating' or 'hard' subjects in a guide compiled by the Russell Group (20 leading UK universities) - access the Informed Choices guide and view the accompanying video. Choosing 'soft' subjects at A Level can reduce the degree options available to you at competitive universities
  • Browse the I'm a Geographer (PDF) supplement from Geographical magazine, including an introduction from the Society's Director
  • Read why the Society's Immediate Past President, Michael Palin, believes that geography students hold the key to the world's problems

       

 

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