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Geography continues to be highly regarded by employers because of the broad suite of transferable skills encompassed by good geographical training, and because of its emphasis on problem-based learning and team working. The percentage of our students taking up graduate level jobs and/or continuing in further education has grown significantly in recent years.

Recent Geography graduates have secured employment in a wide range of roles, including:

  • ┬áLand surveying
  • Local government (sustainability officer, planning officer, transport, tourism)
  • Urban regeneration
  • Landscape design
  • Community development
  • Technical editing
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Environment Agency
  • Logistics
  • Police
  • Teaching
  • Marketing

Students who completed our International Development Studies (IDS) programme are well placed to gain jobs in the development community. Recent students are working all over the world in a variety of development roles, including:

  • UN (UNITAR) in Geneva
  • English First in Jakarta
  • Kimbilio/Save Child Africa
  • Salt of the Earth, India
  • Five Talents UK
  • Anza, Tanzania
  • Entraide, Birmingham
  • Childreach International, London
  • Burma aid organisation
  • InterHealth in Nairobi Medair
  • Teaching in Maldives
  • Logistics in Madagascar
  • BMS Tanzania
  • MCAI (Maternal Childhealth Advocacy International)
  • World Vision
  • Fonkoze Microfinance, Haiti
  • SCAD (Social Change and Development) in Tamil Nadu

Recent graduates of our Natural Hazard Management (NHM) programme have secured employment in a wide range of roles, including:

  • Flood Risk Assessor
  • Resilience Officer
  • Insurance Hazard and Risk Modeller
  • Hydrologist
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Geographical Information Manager
  • Environmental Officer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Community Development
  • Teaching
  • Geotechnical Analyst
  • Fire Service
  • Military