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Thinking about studying geography at university? With the growing importance of issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, spatial epidemiology and inequalities, the world has never needed geographers more.
Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. It helps us to explore and understand space, place, and the links between them, and provides an ideal framework for connecting and bringing together other fields of knowledge. Whether you are interested in understanding pressing global issues better, keen to apply a wide range of skills to solving real-world problems, or seeking a broad-based academic degree with specialist options, geography is the subject for you.
After graduation geographers are highly employable, working across a wide range of sectors and roles. A recent analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) placed geography among the top subjects for graduate earnings, with female geography graduates earning over 10% more than the average female graduate, and male geographers more than 2% above par. Geography graduate earnings also outperform many other subjects, including technology, biosciences and history.
We have a range of resources to help you learn more about what you can expect to study at university, key questions to consider when choosing the right course and a directory of geography undergraduate courses for you to find out more. We also have a selection of resources to illustrate what you can do with a career in geography, including our Use geography webinar series.
Whatever your passion – fascination with landscapes or concerns about sustainability – geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.
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Today is the UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made towards reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health.
The Society’s 45th annual fieldwork and planning seminar this November is a weekend for anyone aspiring to undertake original geographical field research.
The heads of geography departments at UK universities have agreed a set of principles to guide undergraduate fieldwork in the future.
The Society’s open access journal Geo: Geography and Environment, has just launched a new open collection on urban ecologies.
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