Why study Geography?

It's fun! Geography can take you to different lands and cultures. You can learn about different people and customs. It's fascinating!

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Our role in that change is more important than ever. Geography explains the changes and helps to prepare people. It is a subject about now and the future.

Geography teaches you about the earth's places, peoples, environments and societies. It helps you to understand the relationships between people and the environment. It is unique in bridging the social sciences (Human Geography) and the earth sciences (Physical Geography). Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the essential context of places and regions.

Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks to understand the world - its human and physical features - through an understanding of place and location. Geographers study where things are and how they got there.

How will Geography help me with my career?

You may be planning to go to university or the world of work, whichever option you choose, the study of Geography will equip you with invaluable skills for the future and is recognised as an excellent A' level by both universities and employers. Statistics show that compared to other subjects Geography graduates are among the most employable.

The close link between Geography and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of related careers. Geography graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations. For example:

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Environmental management
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Social/health services
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