Geography and Planning graduate career opportunities

Geography and planning graduates are highly regarded by employers because they are flexible and have a broad range of transferable skills.

96.7% employability rate  2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE) - The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

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Geography and Planning - all undergraduate destinations

Destinations of Geography and Planning graduates 2012-13 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2012/13

The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

Katie Lennie (Third Year Undergraduate - professional placement)
"I found the professional placement an exciting and extremely useful alternative to studying through the standard means of lectures and reading. Work experience enabled me to expand my skills beyond the classroom, gaining not only important career experience, but also life experience. This proved not only invaluable in strengthening my CV on leaving university, but also gave me the freedom to contribute a new piece of research towards a topic of interest. An additional benefit for me was there being no final exam, putting less pressure on those that excel at coursework."

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Range of employers for our graduates

  • Accenture
  • Carbon Trust
  • Tesco
  • Leicester City Council
  • Vaisala
  • Barratt Developments
  • Teach First
  • Bosus Engineering Ltd
  • Brook Street
  • Met Office

Range of occupations for our graduates

  • Geography Teacher
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Transport and Logistics Planner
  • Marketing Executive
  • Trainee Operational Meteorologist
  • Planning Assistant
  • Corporate Tax Associate
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Graduate Land Buyer
  • Asset, Data and Reliability Analyst

Range of courses of further study for our graduates

  • MSc Urban and Regional Planning
  • PGCE Secondary Geography
  • MSc Quantity Surveying
  • MSc River Environments and their management
  • MA International Disaster Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MSc Applied Meteorology
  • MSc Development Planning
  • MSc Spatial Planning
  • MRes Human Geography