A degree in geography or environmental science opens the door to a large number of careers.
Our graduates are passionate about improving the world in which we live, and go on to work in a wide range of sectors, including education, commerce, environmental consultancies, government agencies, pollution monitoring and renewable and sustainable energy companies.
Overall, 92% of graduates from Geography and Environmental Science are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation (based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21; includes all Geography and Environmental Science responders).
We believe in preparing you for success by embedding employability skills and opportunities throughout your chosen course.
You will have the opportunity to develop both the practical and the transferable skills that employers want to see, and our close relationships with leading companies and agencies give you the chance to make valuable contacts in your chosen industry. These include:
- problem solving
- literacy and numeracy: data analysis, report and essay writing
- teamwork and presentations
- international perspective.
Dedicated careers adviser
The School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science has a dedicated Careers Consultant. They offer careers advice that incorporates coaching techniques, and have developed career learning in both higher education and school settings. They provide additional support and actively help build links with industry both locally and nationally.
To find out more, visit the Careers Centre site.
The RED Award (Reading Experience and Personal Development) is a formal record of all your placements and volunteering and is included in your University transcript. This allows you to make the most of extra-curricular activities and experiences undertaken outside of your academic course and to share these with prospective employers on graduation.