Geography and Planning postgraduate career opportunities

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

Postgraduate destinations 2012/13 

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13 (The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation)
 Working  88.4%
 Working and studying  0%
 Studying  2.9%
 Other  5.8%
 Unemployed  2.9%

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13
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."

Examples of employers for our graduates

  • Accenture
  • Carbon Trust
  • Tesco
  • Leicester City Council
  • Vaisala
  • Barratt Developments
  • Teach First
  • Bosus Engineering Ltd
  • Brook Street
  • Met Office

Examples of occupations for our graduates

  • Geography Teacher
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Transport and Logistics Planner
  • Marketing Executive
  • Trainee Operational Meteorologist
  • Planning Assistant
  • Corporate Tax Associate
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Graduate Land Buyer
  • Asset, Data and Reliability Analyst



Doctoral Researcher