Career opportunities

Geography graduate

The scientific education provided by our programmes, with their emphasis on rigorous observation, data collection and interpretation, means that job prospects for graduates are excellent.

Up to 98.6% of our Geography, Earth and Environmental Science students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating - 2015/16 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

View our undergraduate course pages for more detailed information about career opportunties:

Transferable skills

Our graduates have exciting and varied career paths. Our degrees are designed with employers in mind enabling you to develop a unique blend of general, specialist and, crucially, transferable skills.

Whether your future lies in environmental consultancy, urban planning, geoengineering, finance or research, our degree programmes are designed to nurture your talent and equip you with an optimal skills set. From data analysis and problem solving to communication and team-working, these transferable skills are highly valued by employers and will enhance your employability in the competitive job market.

Tailored careers support

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you.  Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CV’s and job applications will help give you the edge. In addition, our employer-endorsed award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects.

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What do our graduates do?

Geography graduates

Examples of employers

  • Atkins
  • Fugro
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Royal Haskoning
  • Xodus Group
  • Kingsbury Watermill Museum
  • Hays
  • Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd
  • Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
  • London Wildlife Trust

Examples of occupations

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Catastrophe Modelling Technician
  • Geologist
  • Geotechnical Software Engineer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Project Developer
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Training Co-ordinator
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Recruitment Consultant

Examples of further study courses

  • MSc Hydrogeology
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Museum Studies
  • MSc Air Pollution
  • PhD Planetary Science
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc Energy, Trade and Finance
  • PGCE Primary
  • MSc Applied and Petroleum Micropalaentology

Earth Sciences and Environmental Science graduates

Examples of employers

  • Atkins
  • Fugro
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Royal Haskoning
  • Xodus Group
  • Kingsbury Watermill Museum
  • Hays
  • Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd
  • Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
  • London Wildlife Trust

Examples of occupations

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Catastrophe Modelling Technician
  • Geologist
  • Geotechnical Software Engineer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Project Developer
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Training Co-ordinator
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Recruitment Consultant

Examples of further study courses

  • MSc Hydrogeology
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Museum Studies
  • MSc Air Pollution
  • PhD Planetary Science
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc Energy, Trade and Finance
  • PGCE Primary
  • MSc Applied and Petroleum Micropalaentology