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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

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Choose Southampton and you will become part of a strong postgraduate research and taught student community, work collaboratively with internationally-respected academics and be a part world-leading research as it happens. If you choose to study at Southampton you will gain access to state-of-the-art facilities, expert support services and a wide range of training and development opportunities.

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How to Apply

Find out more about the postgraduate application process.

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Discover our accommodation options and how you can apply.

Research attracts people who are inquisitive and can take a systematic approach to turning an imaginative idea into a piece of new knowledge. These are the type of skills that can prepare you for employment and in the information age, qualified researchers are highly sought after.

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Over the period 2011-2012 the employment rate for UK PhD graduates working in the UK was an impressive 96%. About half of these graduates went into the further education or higher education sectors as lecturers and postdoctoral researchers, the rest into manufacturing, finance, business and IT, health, public administration and other sectors (source HESA DLHE 2011/2012).

Our employability record in Geography and Environmental Science at Southampton 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.

Once you have registered at the Graduate School, we support you in your research and provide excellent training. We will also provide you with generic and transferable skills – skills that will complement your research expertise and optimise your employability.

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Students on the course come from many different educational and cultural backgrounds, which along with the multidisciplinary nature of the subject, makes for an interesting learning environment.
Lucy PieterseMSc Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
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