Geography Careers

Geography can be both a humanities and a science subject. Subjects like Physical Geography and Earth Science focus on the science side of Geography. If you like both Geography and Maths, degree programmes Geographic Information Science and Mapping and Geospatial Data Science combine both.

Where Could Geography Take You?

Use our interactive resource to explore the university courses and careers that studying Geography or Geology at A Level or equivalent could lead to. Click here to download the full resource (PPT, 81mb) or explore the text version below. 

This flexible degree spans the breadth of the discipline. You don’t need to decide between human and physical geography and can tailor your degree to your interests. This enables you to become a specialist in your chosen field or remain active across the Geographic terrain.

– BA – This degree explores key societal, economic and environmental challenges and encourages you to engage with, explore and understand the world.
– BSc- Alongside this, you’ll develop advanced laboratory and GIS skills.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society

Careers

95% of Geography graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Account Executive
– Economic Consultant
– Energy Consultant
– Further studies in Town Planning, Human Geography and Law

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Agriculture is a diverse area to study with topics spanning spanning plant biology, soil science, nutrition, management, accounting and law.

You can also choose to specialise with in: Agriculture with Agronomy, Agriculture with Animal Production Science, or Agriculture with Farm Business Management

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

95% of Geography graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Agronomist
– Farm Manager
– Trainee Seed Manager
– Arable Specialist
– Journalist
– Specialist Breeding Adviser
– Agricultural Consultant

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Civil Engineering involves the design, creation and maintenance of the built environment, this could include bridges, roads, water systems and railways.

Civil Engineering shares a first year with Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, meaning you can transfer courses after first year.

– Opportunity to do a year in industry
– Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)

Careers

95% of Civil Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Civil Engineer
– Graduate Transport Planner
– Graduate Tunnel Engineer
– Business Consultant
– Energy Engineer
– Site Engineer
– Project Manager

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Earth science uncovers the processes that have shaped the structure and development of the Earth. Topics include geology, geochemistry and geomicrobiology.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their industries Earth Science graduates work in are:

– Oil and Gas
– Mining
– Engineering
– Water Supplies
– Environmental Sector

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Environmental Science covers a wide range of topics including biological organisms, the physical environment and the interactions between them.

On the four-year MEnviSci course you can specialize in: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Clean Technology, Ecosystems Management, or Environmental Geochemistry

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

94% of Environmental Science graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Environmental Adviser
– Environmental Consultant
– Making Assistant
– Statistical Officer
– Researcher 

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This degree focuses on systems and software for analysing  geographic data about the world around us. It draws upon computing, mapping, geography and environmental science.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Careers

100% of GIS graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Capacity Analyst
– Data Processor
– Dimensional Surveyor
– GIS Consultant
– Seismic Engineer
– Software Developer
– Transport Planner

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This course focuses on the science, technology and maths behind map-making and co-ordinate systems. Students can expect hands on learning with state-of-the-art equipment and strong industry links.

– Opportunity to do a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Careers

100% of Geospatial graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Architectural Assistant
– Dimensional Control Surveyor
– Business Consultant
– Engineering Surveyor
– Geospatial Data Analyst
– Land Surveyor
– Offshore Surveyor

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Urban Planning focuses on the built environment and how it’s developed. If you are interested in your surroundings and curious about how places change, we want to support you to explore this fascinating discipline. Cover topics from housing policy to environmental sustainability and understand how to help the places that you care about to thrive.

Urban Planning can also be studied as part of a joint honours degree alongside Architecture or Geography.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RPTI)

Careers

100% of Urban Planning graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Planning Officer
– Urban Designer
– Land Assistant
– Surveyor

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Find out more about Geospatial Careers

Geospatial describes the use of location data or geospatial data to measure, map or model features and processes on the Earth’s surface including homes and buildings, renewable energy sources such as wind turbines, or even volcanoes and glaciers!
 
To find out more about Geospatial careers, visit our partner website, Geospatial UK