The University of Southampton
Geography and Environment

Careers & employability

Whatever career path you decide to follow, you will be able to move on with a wealth of skills and a real competitive edge. Where you choose to study is of key significance for your future career options.

A careers fair at the University of Southampton
Postgraduate careers

Whether you want to pursue an academic career or follow a path in business or other sectors, undertaking postgraduate education that develops your personal and professional skills will give you the edge.

Research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, for their Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, showed that six months after graduating, average postgraduate salaries were £5,500 to £7,500 higher than for those with a first degree alone. Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject. 

Whatever your situation, the Career and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support for postgraduate students. Visit the Careers and Employability Service website for more details.

The employability record of Southampton Geography postgraduates is first rate.

Recent postgraduates have entered a wide range of careers from postdoctoral and lecturing throughout the UK and overseas, to working in alternative energy sectors and for national and international environmental consultancies. Our graduates are also an asset to government organisations, such as the Office for National Statistics, the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

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“I enjoyed working in a dynamic environment in Southampton. There were many opportunities to expand my experiences and knowledge in a range of things. ”

Gary Watmough - MSc in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis

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