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School of Geography

What can you do with your Geography degree?

Are you passionate about planning? Mad about map-making? Are you a world traveller, hoping to not just see the world but also improve it? Is it international aid that interests you? Or are you more at home with the nature in your own back garden? Will your work help save our planet? Or will you look to the stars for your inspiration? Will you change how we get where we need to go? Or will you help the next generation figure out where they’re headed? Whatever your passions and aspirations, there are a number of resources available to help you choose which career you would like to pursue.

If you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet, the links below may help you to decide. 

Target Jobs Geography options

Prospects Geography options

You can see what careers other graduates who studied your degree entered by reading the Prospects ‘What Do Graduates Do?’ guide:

What Do Graduates Do?

Career Options

Click on the links below to find out more about the kinds of careers you could pursue with your geography degree:

Job Search

Before starting your job search, it can be helpful to identify which industries you’re interested in. This will help you tailor and focus your job search. The following resources are highlighted specifically with industries most related Geography:

Employers

When starting your job search, it can be useful to identify what kind of company you’d like to work for, and which types of employers will be looking for your skills and expertise. Below are some examples of employers who employ Geography Graduates:

  • Ordnance Survey
  • Land & Property Services Northern Ireland
  • Defence Geographic Centre (part of the Ministry of Defence)
  • Hydrographic Office
  • local authorities
  • central government departments, such as the Environment Agency (EA)
  • non-governmental and wildlife organisations
  • pressure and conservation groups
  • government departments
  • research organisations
  • utility companies, such as gas, electricity and water
  • architecture and engineering firms
  • telecommunications companies
  • retail organisations, including financial and leisure services
  • environmental consultancies
  • insurance companies
  • police authorities and emergency services, including all the motor vehicle rescue services and the armed forces
  • market research groups and advertising agencies
  • private healthcare companies
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • planning consultancies
  • firms of chartered surveyors with specialised departments
  • commercial development companies
  • property companies
  • public utilities
  • landowners
  • private developers
  • house builders and housing associations
  • large commercial retail, banking and entertainment organisations with in-house estates departments

Personal Development

There are many sites that can support you with your personal development at the start of your career and also during your career journey, look at their sites to see how you can develop professionally:

Graduate Scheme Options

A graduate scheme is a structured training programme run by an employer to develop future leaders of an organisation.  They are relevant for an individual interested in developing a range of experience across an organisation over a specialist route. Schemes can exist in a variety of industries with a high percentage of companies open to any degree discipline.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Many employers and organisations advertise opportunities and initiatives to attract candidates from under-represented backgrounds and improve representation within their industry. The links below offer an insight into targeted initiatives and support available within industries related to your school. 

If you’d like more personalised advice on how to start thinking about your career in geography, you can always book a Careers Guidance session with one of our advisors for a one to one chat. 

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