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Careers & Employability

At the University of Southampton, we believe in providing our students with skills, experience and opportunities to help in acquiring a future career.

Through our Careers and Employability service, you are given guidance and support throughout your studies and including post-studies for up to three years after graduation.

Each faculty provides ample opportunities to get involved in a wide range of programs that can help towards gainful employment. Find out more below.

Careers and population studies

Many of our graduates enter a profession directly related to the science of population. Commercial companies, local and national government all require employees with the skills and knowledge to understand and research the relationship between population, health, housing and policy. Local and overseas development and voluntary organisations are also increasingly employing people with expertise in population issues. Not all graduate careers are directly related to population studies, but the portfolio of transferable skills developed during your studies, including skills in computer proficiency, problem-solving, communication, numeracy, statistics and research methods, are all viewed extremely favourably by employers.

Careers and geography

With its emphasis on effective communication, numerical analysis and problem-solving, a geography degree provides a strong grounding for many different careers. Recent Southampton geographers have taken jobs in fields ranging from finance, market research, public policy and business through to research and education. The vocational elements of geography mean that your degree can also be a passport to discipline-related fields such as environmental consultancy, water management, nature conservation and town and regional planning.

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In the summer of my second year, I was offered an internship at the FT. This really opened my eyes to the massive range of careers open to graduates who are proactive and enthusiastic.
Maria MartinBSc Population Sciences

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