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.Gareth / Geography
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.
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:
- data analysis;
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?
- Business development
- Environmental work
- Human resources
- Land management
- Local government
- Media and communications
- PR and marketing
- Project management
- Social work
Who employs our Geography graduates?
- Environment Agency
- Manchester City Council
- National Health Service
- Network Rail
Find out how Geography at The University of Manchester has helped launch careers.
Ethan studied MSc Geographic Information Science and now works as a transport strategy officer at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).
Kathryn studied MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction and now works as a Graduate Consultant in Flood Risk and Hydrology at Arcadis.
Samuel studied MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction and now works as a scientist for HR Wallingford.
Shreya studied at The University of Manchester and now works as a Graduate GIS Consultant at WSP India.
Gareth studied at The University of Manchester and now works as a Senior Policy Officer.