Careers and employability

A geography degree opens up a number of exciting pathways.

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

Whilst at the University, I became really interested in cities and sustainability and this led to an interest in food and food production and - ultimately - I came across Urban Agriculture.

Without Geography at Manchester and James Evans’ sustainability field course, I would never have learned about urban agriculture.

Gareth / Geography

Geography graduates from The University of Manchester are very appealing to top employers. You'll leave university with a highly-valued set of transferable skills, including:

  • communication;
  • data analysis;
  • problem-solving;
  • research.

This is alongside the specialist geographical skills you'll develop, such as:

  • conducting field analysis;
  • undertaking interviews;
  • working with spatial data.

Our graduates work in many different jobs. This includes roles in national charities, international organisations, local schools and councils.

What do our Geography graduates do?

  • Advertising
  • Business development
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Environmental work
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Land management
  • Law
  • Local government
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Planning
  • PR and marketing
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Social work

Who employs our Geography graduates?

  • Accenture
  • BBC
  • Environment Agency
  • HSBC
  • Manchester City Council
  • National Health Service
  • Network Rail
  • PwC
  • Sainsbury's
  • Sky

Graduate spotlights

Find out how Geography at The University of Manchester has helped launch careers.