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Graduate destinations

Studying Geography has never been so relevant to global challenges.

Our Geography graduates are in a unique position to address issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, poverty and sustainable development, in their career.

Our students have gone on to a range of exciting positions on graduate schemes from Transport for London to Tesco, so there is plenty of opportunity for a fulfilling career in a vibrant sector.

See our alumni to find out more.

A unique skillset

We help students develop a whole range of employability skills including numeracy, teamwork through regular field trips, analytical skills in the lab, and a technical expertise using specialist computing applications.

A degree in geography helps develop a whole range of employability skills. Some of these are obvious for all to see, others are more subtle. They include:

Communication skills:  through writing essays, project and laboratory reports, and the final year dissertation.

Presentation skills: via your participation in field trips, using seminars and tutorials to present your ideas, respond to questions and handle questions.

Analytical skills: developed through your engagement with a range of materials including scientific evidence, government reports, academic literature and media sources.

Research skills: interpreting and locating sources from books to field environments around the UK and the wider world and using appropriate methodologies, whether it is interviewing or radio carbon dating.

Time management skills: working under pressure and fulfilling work related commitments as part of your degree programme.

Team working skills: developed during field trips.

Worldly experience: as geographers, you have also had extensive experience of different cultural and geographical environments.

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