A Comparative Evaluation on the Geography Programmes and Employability: The UK and Turkey Cases

Şeremet M.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, no.36, pp.327-340, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-340
  • Keywords: Higher education, the UK, Turkey, Geography Programme, employability, geography curriculum, TEACHING QUALITY, HIGHER-EDUCATION, SUBJECT CENTER, KEY SKILLS, WORK, DEPARTMENTS, EXPERIENCE, ENTERPRISE, RESOURCE, STUDENTS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Higher education sector is increasingly expected to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to meet the needs of job market. In Geography's response to the employability agenda, the discipline should address the relevant issues within their programmes. Initially, in this study, the presence of employability agenda in the UK Geography departments are critically reviewed, providing more emphasise on the factors allowing the discipline in leading the developments in the Higher Education sector. After, in the second part of this study, although the progress in Turkish Geography department is slightly slower than that of the UK, the presence of the employability issues was provided. In addition to this comparison study, the presence of professional Geographers in the job market were also presented. Finally, the study provides an account of comparison in what Turkey learn from the UK Geography departments' experience which makes the discipline champion with some particular developments.