Careers and Entrepreneurship


Find out what you can do with a Geography degree and what previous graduates have done

Explore your options

Use your degree to get you started. Look at career areas that might fit with what you are studying. Find out about the job roles available, the entry routes and how to gain experience:

Environment - International Development - Politics - Social and Welfare Services - Charity & Voluntary Sector - Civil Service

Most graduate opportunities are open to graduates from any degree discipline. If you want to look at other career areas, try looking at our sector guides for information and inspiration.

What do Sussex Geography graduates do?

Find out what previous Sussex Geography graduates went on to do.

15 months after graduating in 2019, 86% of respondents from Geography were in work or further study. 72% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Geography graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: La Fosse Associates - New Economics Foundation - The Telegraph - TCM Corporation - Santander - London Speech Workshop - Dr Pluto Films - Linear Investments

Job roles: Associate Consultant - Researcher - Apprentice Journalist - Market Researcher - Data Analyst - Research Marketing Officer - Client Development Manager - Associate Director

Further study: MA Migration and Global Development (Sussex) - MA Social Development (Sussex) - MRes Human Geography (University of Birmingham) - MA Geography (Queen Mary University of London) - MA Environmental Law (Sussex) - MA Climate Change and Development (Sussex) - MSc Energy Policy (Sussex) - MA Media and Development (Sussex) - MA Public Policy (University of Warwick) - MA International Migration and Public Policy (LSE) - PGCE Secondary Geography (Sussex) - PGCE Primary Education (Liverpool John Moores University) 

More ideas

  • Your degree in Geography - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex Geography graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • Sussex Connectmake connections with Sussex graduates from around the world. Find out what a job or sector is really like and how they got where they are today
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Networking and social media - look at different ways to network, from information interviews to social media

Build your experience

Building experience while you are at Sussex will be invaluable when you come to apply for graduate jobs. It can also help you to figure out what you like doing and what sort of things you are good at. Part-time work, insight days, summer internships and placements are a great way to start. You could also try volunteering or joining a student society.

When writing your CV and covering letter for work experience, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Geography include flexibility, presentation skills, independent learning, organisation and time management, written communication and interpersonal skills. The Royal Geographical Society has a guide for communicating your skills

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities