Careers

The broad range of skills that our students acquire during their time with us makes them an attractive prospect for employers, who are keen to take on graduates with the high standard of literacy and numeracy that we maintain in Geographical Sciences.

My degree provided me with knowledge and skills that are both directly useful in the work that I do and also more generally for working in a business environment.

Katharine, Transport Consultant

Our graduates go on to succeed in a variety of careers – some find work in areas directly relating to geography, while others discover that their knowledge and training provides them with a route into different professions.

What do Bristol Geographical Sciences graduates do?

I studied Geography at BSc level, and this is directly related to my current job as it involved lots of topics that I was taught during my degree. My current employers were especially interested in my dissertation and how I organised my time and resources around this piece of research.

Maya, Engagement Officer

Some of the occupations entered into by previous graduates include:

  • communications executive
  • technology consultant
  • financial analyst
  • ethical careers coordinator
  • catastrophe risk analyst
  • management consultant
  • recruitment consultant
  • environmental consultant
  • geography teacher
  • professional support administrator.

A Bristol geography degree teaches you the art of independent study... and puts you in good stead for having the confidence to argue your point as you progress through life.

Fiona Bailey ( BSc Geography (2009)),
Graduate profiles

I’m very impressed by Robert, the Bristol Geography graduate we took on. We are throwing a lot of different types of work at him and he is performing very well. I think this reflects positively both on the character/ability of Robert and the content of the Bristol degree.

Dr Jon Wicks, Associate Director, Flood Risk Management, Halcrow
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