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New data show that the number of students applying to study geography at university in 2021 has risen by 3% from the equivalent figure in 2020. That, in turn, saw an increase on 2019 applications.
This trend reflects a general increase in university applications in the UK, according to the data released by UCAS. Their Chief Executive, Clare Marchant, said: “Today’s numbers show the clear demand for undergraduate study and apprenticeships is growing, rising significantly during the pandemic. Universities are ready to welcome more students onto courses this autumn and have worked hard to be flexible, enabling students to progress to their next level of study.”
The increase in applications suggests that students continue to recognise the increasing significance of geography. With the growing importance of issues such as climate and environmental change, spatial inequalities and social justice, geography is one of the most relevant courses for our time. Prospective students will have a further opportunity to apply for university places during the Clearing process in August.
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