School of Geography

Postgraduate Careers

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
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81.3% of postgraduates from the School of Geography secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £24,300.*

* Data from University of Nottingham graduates, 2017-2019. HESA Graduate Outcomes. Sample sizes vary. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

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

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.


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