Geography Careers and Further Study

Graduates are often targeted by employers as they possess highly developed skill sets in data analysis, ICT, communication, teamwork, statistical analysis, literacy and fieldwork. These transferable skills lead to employment opportunities in GIS (Geographical Information Systems), finance, town planning, business, environmental consultancy, tourism, teaching and the social sciences.

Geography combines well with Chemistry or Biology for Environmental Science courses. It can combine equally well with Mathematics and Sciences for BSc Geography courses (and Engineering) and with English, History, Modern Languages for BA Geography courses.

Top places to study Geography in 2023 are in order; Cambridge, Oxford, London School of Economics, St. Andrews and Gloucestershire. Ulster University is ranked 46th on the 2023 Guardian League table for Geography whilst Queen’s University, Belfast is ranked 30th.