Geography graduates go into jobs for which the intellectual and practical skills gained in a Geography degree are advantageous.
Geographers’ careers are many and varied, including jobs in research, the Environment Agency, environmental consultancy, marketing, government, teaching, and more. More details of what Geography graduates from Lancaster are doing now is available on the ‘what our students say’ page.
But how do we prepare our students to ensure they are ready for the world of work upon graduation?
Focussing on careers from day 1
All of our degrees are designed to enable students to attain their highest levels of academic achievement. But, at the same time, we encourage the development of skills and abilities that make our graduates highly attractive to a range of employers. All of the courses studied as part of a Geography degree take time to consider the relevance of the skills learned for future careers. We also provide dedicated careers courses as part of our degrees to help students prepare for the job application process.
Professional Careers Training
In the second year of our degrees all students complete a course where professional careers advisors from the University’s Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Careers help you produce and assess you cover letters, job applications and CVs.
Enterprise and Environment: Industrial placements
Our unique module ‘Enterprise and Environment’ allows all Geography students to work with either one of the resident businesses in the Lancaster Environment Centre or with a business in the local area to solve real world problems using the knowledge and skills gained as part of their degree course. This helps ensure Lancaster students are attractive in the job market upon graduation.
Pass on your enthusiasm for Geography to the next generation.
Students interested in training as a teacher are given a unique opportunity at Lancaster to develop their skills as part of an assessed and government recognised programme. This involves teaching Geography in a local school for one afternoon a week for a term. You receive feedback from the teachers you work with and produce a portfolio documenting your experiences.