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Geography BA - Christopher Burt

Student profile: Christopher Burt

Degree: Geography BA
Third year
Subject area: Geography

The main reason for me wanting to further my interest in geography at UCL was the range of the programme, covering both physical and human elements in the first year with the opportunity to specialise in later years in fields as diverse as popular culture, geopolitics and post-colonial African globalisation, as well as global environmental change and historical urban geography of 19th-century London. The central London location, coupled with the international reputation and social aspects of UCL, all influenced my decision to come, and I’ve not been disappointed!

I've really enjoyed the programme, particularly a field trip to Berlin where we studied the norms of urban behaviour. I have also been able to take optional courses over my three years, including French, international relation theories and global environmental politics, which have been very interesting additions to my geographical knowledge.

London and human geography go hand in hand. For many projects I have had to research particular aspects of London, its culture, urban form and place in the world, and it is extremely beneficial to be surrounded by such a truly exciting, interesting, diverse and important global city.