Geography and Environmental Sciences postgraduate career opportunities

Geography graduates are highly regarded by employers because they are flexible and have a broad range of transferable skills.

Geography and Environmental Sciences - all postgraduate destinations 2008/2009 

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2008/09
The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

Katie Lennie (Third Year Undergraduate - professional placement)
"I found the professional placement an exciting and extremely useful alternative to studying through the standard means of lectures and reading. Work experience enabled me to expand my skills beyond the classroom, gaining not only important career experience, but also life experience. This proved not only invaluable in strengthening my CV on leaving university, but also gave me the freedom to contribute a new piece of research towards a topic of interest. An additional benefit for me was there being no final exam, putting less pressure on those that excel at coursework."

Top employers for our 2008/09 graduates

  • Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • EDF Energy
  • J. Sainsbury plc
  • Mouchel
  • Severn Trent Water
  • The Met Office
  • The Organic Research Centre
  • University of Birmingham
  • Weather Services International
  • Worcestershire County Council

Top occupations for our 2008/09 graduates

  • Communications Officer
  • Education and Outreach Research
  • Energy Advisor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Hydrologist
  • Market Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Route Development Officer
  • Sales Associate