UCL Department of Geography


Helene Schulze, BA International Geography

Helene tells us about some of the highlights of her degree including being able to study abroad to compare geographical work in the US and UK.

BA International Geography at the UCL Department of Geography, Helene Schulze

26 September 2022

“The BA International is a four-year sandwich programme, which is just like the three-year geography programme but with a year of study abroad at a different university.

“Being able to compare geographical traditions between UC Berkeley and UCL in my year abroad was incredible; I returned to my final year at UCL with fresh eyes and new enthusiasm. I also used that year to conduct in-depth empirical research for my dissertation which is a really big part of the geography programme. It’s the first time you can really produce something based solely on your interests which is challenging but also refreshing and exciting.

“When I graduate I hope to work in sustainable agriculture and food systems research, perhaps a PhD. Geography is such an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging subject, I feel comfortable with processing and producing materials from sociology, philosophy, and psychology to natural sciences and statistics. I imagine that will be useful in whichever career I choose in the end.”