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 addition to Oxford & Cambridge are At.Andrews, durham, Glasgow, Bristol, Warwick & Lancaster. Ulster University is ranked 12th on the 2020 Guardian League table for Geography.


Geography can also be studied at Queen’s University, Belfast –


Geography is offered at University of Ulster

In the Guardian University League Table for Geography and Environmental Sciences this year, Ulster was ranked 20th, Queen’s was ranked 52nd (


We will be offering three main courses on our Coleraine campus next September:

A-Level entry conditions for all three programmes are BCC. Geography and STEM subjects are preferable, but not essential.

Some facts to consider when comparing us to other Universities:


If you or your students have any questions, would like a tour of our facilities or would like to discuss a UCAS application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Infographic is included and a booklet is available from geog staff.