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Why Study Geography?

A degree in geography will provide you with the chance to learn about the fasinating world we live in and to contribute to its sustainable development. The work opportunities that will exist after completing a degree in geography are diverse, offering chances to work all over the world in a broad range of fields.

The effects of climate change are an increasing source of work for geographers. Wherever there are people and human systems, land, climates and weather there is a need for experts who understand the complex interrelationships between the factors that make human survival possible.

Many of the work opportunities for geography graduates are within government- related organisations or companies with international relations.

Where do Geography Graduates Work?

  • Regional and other local government authorities
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Industry, private companies and consultancies
  • Education sector

Other Qualifications and Associated Careers

  • Environmental Studies
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Public Policy
  • Development

Further information about Geography can be found in the Geography Career View (174KB PDF) or see the Careers section on the departmental website for Geography