Geography is one of the most exciting subjects to study at university. Trinity Hall, with its long history of admitting geographers and first-class resources, is an excellent place to study Geography.
We know that some of the most pressing issues facing the globe in the 21st century are complex and interwoven: from environmental crisis to unprecedented migration flows; from international development to the nature of global urbanism. Geographers, with expertise across the natural and social sciences, are at the vanguard of confronting these issues. The Geography Department at Cambridge – celebrating its centennial year in 2019 – has always led global geographical debate, whether through its path-breaking work on polar ice sheets, its world-leading research into concerns of international development, its climate modelling or recent studies of the nature of citizenship in urban slums or in the wake of violent conflict.
Geography is a subject that has always innovated and led intellectual developments. As a student studying at Trinity Hall you will be introduced to a wide array of research methods and analytical skills, all directed towards your own piece of original research in your third-year dissertation. Recent studies by Trinity Hall students have explored the nature of political identity in the Shetland Islands; coastal erosion in northern Spain and the nature of Taiwanese student activism.
Geography graduates possess a wide range of skills and enter a very wide variety of careers, ranging from industry and commerce, often in management and administration to teaching, accountancy, social work, environmental management and conservation, and the Civil Service. Thus while not seeming a vocational degree, Geography can lead to a number of different vocations.