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?

Earth Sciences and Environmental Science graduates

Examples of employers

  • Atkins
  • Amey
  • Fugro
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Royal Haskoning
  • Xodus Group
  • Hays
  • Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd
  • Kier
  • Highways England
  • SWECO
  • Wessex Water
  • Xplore.global
  • Hexagon Mining
  • Tarmac
  • Institute of Cast Metals Engineers

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
  • MSc Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc Applied and Petroleum Micropalaentology
  • MSc Mining Geology
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Geophysical Hazards
  • MSc Energy, Trade and Finance
  • PGCE (Primary and Secondary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Museum Studies
  • MSc Air Pollution
  • PhD – various subjects within Earth Sciences and related subjects
  • PhD Planetary Science
  • MSc Computer Science

Geography graduates

Examples of employers

  • AKA Planning
  • AS&K Healthcare
  • Bank of America
  • Cap Gemini
  • Cleanearth Energy
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Indigo Planning
  • Network Rail
  • Transport for London
  • RSK Environmental Consultants

Examples of occupations

  • Surveyor
  • Transport Planner
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant Trainee
  • Environmental Planner Leasehold Officer
  • Geo-referencer Design Engineer
  • Insurance Broker
  • Market Researcher
  • Planning Officer
  • Policy Advisor

Examples of further study courses

  • MSc Carbon Management
  • MA International Law, Politics and Ethics
  • MSc Applied Ecology
  • MSc Applied Meteorology
  • MSc History of International Relations
  • MSc Hydrology and Climate Change
  • MSc International Planning
  • MSc River Environments and their Management
  • MSc Urban and Regional Planning
  • PGCEs Primary and Secondary