If you want to better understand our world, a rewarding job that pays well and to help shape the future, then look no further. Report after report tells the same story: choose geography.
At GCSE level, geography is part of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a selection of core academic subjects on which school performance is measured. It is an essential humanities choice as it offers the greatest flexibility for future subject choices.
Then at A Level, geography is a ‘facilitating subject’ and one of the choices most likely to secure you a place at a top university. Its combination of physical and social sciences, data skills and real world applications, makes geography a highly relevant subject to study and the perfect companion to any other humanities, arts or science subjects.
At undergraduate level, geography boasts some of the highest student satisfaction rates and lowest dropout rates. Geography graduates are also very well prepared for employment in a wide range of sectors, meaning they’re unlikely to be unemployed.
And at all levels, geography is the bridge between the natural and social sciences, providing its own specialist knowledge and skills and the valuable interdisciplinary approaches needed to address pressing global issues from climate change and migration, to environmental change and social cohesion.
There’s no denying it: geographers hold the building blocks to our collective future. That’s why you should choose geography.
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