Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate career opportunities

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

91.6% employability rate
2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) - The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation

Geology, Earth Science and Environmental Sciences
- all undergraduate destinations 2012/2013


Destinations of Earth and Environmental Sciences graduates 2012-13Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13

The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

Range of employers for our graduates

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

Range of  occupations for our graduates

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


Increasingly, a successful career in geology, earth science or environmental science is helped by having a higher degree. Around 30 percent of our graduates follow this option before taking a job, taking either one-year MSc courses or researching for three years for a PhD.

Top courses of further study for our graduates

  • 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