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What do Earth Sciences graduates do?

Learning about what Earth Sciences graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.


Of Earth Sciences graduates in full time work, 72% were in graduate level work six months after graduation. 

Jobs: Which jobs do they do?

2015 Earth Sciences graduates went on to become:

  • Actuaries, economists and statisticians 
  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
  • Civil engineers
  • Draughtspersons
  • Environment professionals
  • Geologists, mineralogists, etc.
  • Human resources and industrial relations officers
  • Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
  • Researchers (media)
  • Sales accounts and business development managers
  • Sales supervisors
  • Science, engineering and production technicians 
  • University researchers
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals 


Discover what earth sciences graduates from other universities went on to do. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2015 Earth Sciences graduates worked with these employers:

  • Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
  • AMV
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Boliden Mineral AB
  • Concept Engineering Consultants
  • Cyient
  • Forward Media
  • Grosvenor Maxwell
  • Interserve
  • Justis Publishing
  • Majestic Wine
  • Mineral Exploration Network
  • Royal Holloway, University of London


Discover who earth sciences graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Study: What do they study?

2015 Earth Sciences graduates studied these courses:

  • Environmental Diagnosis and Management
  • MSc Applied Petroleum & Micropalaeontology
  • MSc Earth Sciences by Research
  • MSc Engineering Geology
  • MSc Geology
  • MSc Hydrogeology
  • MSc Mining Geology
  • MSc Petroleum Geochemistrey
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSC Physical Hazards
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • PhD Modelling Martian Hydrous Alteration from Orbital and Rover Data
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement Mathematics


Discover what earth sciences graduates from other universities went on to study. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

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 * Destinations data is based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey



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