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School of Geography

Career paths

More than 85% of our undergraduates secure appropriate graduate employment or go on to pursue further study within six months of graduating.

We set you up for your future career. We embed employability throughout your degree programme: through the transferable skills inherent in all our modules; careers talks by our alumni and modules dedicated to developing you as a highly employable graduate. The work experience opportunities we offer are endless and if you opt to do a year in industry you are often guaranteed a graduate job with that company when you finish your studies! As a School we are ranked third out of the 22 Russell Group Universities for employability.

Below is a snapshot of the kinds of careers our graduates pursue or to read more in-depth stories visit our alumni profile pages:

Environmental management

  • Conservation
  • Land and water management
  • Public utilities

Management and consultancy

  • Transport planning and consultancy
  • Graduate training schemes in multinational companies
  • IT and business consultancy

Using GIS

  • Retail Planning
  • Direct marketing
  • GIS companies

Government and NGOs

  • Local government administration
  • Civil service (police, armed forces)
  • Regional and overseas development


  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Financial services

Further study and training

  • Vocational Masters courses
  • PhD study
  • Teacher training/conservation courses