School of Geography

Postgraduate Careers

The University of Nottingham is consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.

Our research is organised around four themes: cultural and historical geography, economic worlds, environment and society, and geosciences.

To this end, our postgraduate students are sought after by a diverse range of employers. Recent postgraduates have gone on to work in:

  • scientific consultancy
  • environmental management
  • retail
  • the charity sector
  • transport and logistics
  • local government

Recent graduate destinations

  • Golder Associates
  • Environ
  • Dr Foster Intelligence
  • Atkins
  • Environment Agency
  • Western Australia Hydrological Department
  • Harrods
  • Barnardo's
  • Transport for London
  • DHL
  • Herefordshire County Council
  • Royal Borough Kingston Council
  • Manchester City Council

85.7% postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £26,000 with the highest being £33,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Careers support

The acquisition of a postgraduate degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research, or as a means of vocational training, you will benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.

Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.


Our alumni

Tom started his postgrad career with a project manager role on a conservation project in Uganda. He has since joined the United Nations Secretariat as an Environmental Officer.

[My qualification from Nottingham] has been the springboard for my career progression. The content of the environmental management course was fascinating.

Tom Sengalama, MSc Environmental Management



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