Earth and Environmental Sciences postgraduate 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 graduates are excellent.

Current opportunities

Postgraduate destinations 2012/13

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13 (The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation)
 Working  82.4%
 Working and studying  5.9%
 Studying  2.9%
 Other  0%
 Unemployed  8.8%


Examples 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

Examples 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



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