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BSc Geography / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

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I picked geography as it was my favourite subject at school and I wanted to keep my career options open.

Towards the end of my undergraduate degree and during my master's degree I started to specialise more and then found out about the job I do now in the first couple of months of my master's degree. Since graduating from University I have been working in the Flood Risk and Hydrology team at Arcadis. It has been great to be on the graduate scheme which has focussed on developing my transferable skills.

Kathryn Hooley / BSc Geography and MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction graduate

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

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

Top employers of our BSc 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 environmental research design, state-of-the-art field and laboratory techniques, and working with spatial data (GIS); 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 .