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I am based in the UK, and am wondering whether I should study Physical Geography or Geology at Uni.?

My particular academic interest is Geomorphology - the study of landforms. I'm a bit confused as to which degree to study, as this interest seems interdisciplinary. I am most interested in the lithosphere, glaciology, tectonics and topography.

Asked By: rutlander1979 - 8/4/2009
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I was in a slightly similar position many years ago. I was doing an A level geography syllabus that involved a lot of geomorphology but I decided to study a geology course where there was very little geomorphology taught... More
Answered By: Tashkent T - 8/4/2009
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I really don't like saying this, but you'll have more credibility in the professional scientific world if you major in geology, You are right. Geology and geography are multi-disciplinary. More emphasis is put on water in geography curricula. You really need to look at several university web-sites to see which... More
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Answered By: oklatonola - 8/4/2009
 
It largely depends on which university you go to as each one will have a different set of courses. Geology in my experience tends to focus on the large scale processes of plate tectonics but the vast majority of it is mineralogy, petrology and structure (folds, faults etc). There is some overlap but the majority of it... More
Answered By: FA - 8/5/2009
 
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