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BA Geography / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

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I founded a start-up business, Hive Urban Farms, with another Geography graduate.

Whilst at the University, I became really interested in cities and sustainability - this led to an interest in food and food production. By the end of the course, we had a limited company, a fully developed brand, and went and spoke at the Global Food Innovation Summit `Seeds and Chips' in Milan.

Gareth Williams / Geography graduate, entrepreneur and senior policy officer for GMCA

BA Geography graduates have excellent employment prospects. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including:

  • planning;
  • business development;
  • education;
  • consulting;
  • marketing, media and communications;
  • project management;
  • research.

Top employers of our BA Geography graduates include Accenture, HSBC, Manchester City Council, Network Rail, PwC, Sky, the BBC, and the Environment Agency.

Our dedicated Geography employability programme will ensure you leave us as a highly employable individual, by developing your expertise in teamwork, communication, research, data analysis, problem solving and time management.

You will also gain subject-specific skills such as working with spatial data (GIS), working with archives, undertaking interviews, and a suite of field and laboratory analyses; invaluable skills if you choose to pursue a career directly related to your degree.

In addition, you will benefit from the attention of an academic member of staff who will focus on enhancing your employability through the curriculum, volunteering and internships.

For more information, see Careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .