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Durham University

Department of Geography

Career Options & Employability

Postgraduate study at Durham presents an opportunity to develop a range of higher level research skills that can be transferred to the wider graduate job market. The specific learning and skills opportunities presented by Geography at Masters level are relevant to careers in a diverse range of areas including property and surveying, environmental consultancy and management, conservation, town planning, geopolitical risk, market research, development work, health, public policy, social research, logistics, youth and community work, education, energy, utilities and tourism. It is important to note that accredited professional study will be required for some of the aforementioned career areas.

Other Masters students progress into careers with no direct relevance to human or physical geography including banking, law, PR, consultancy, insurance, IT, retail, advertising, publishing, journalism and media.

Examples of recent employers of Durham Masters students include high profiles graduate recruiters like Deloitte but also highly relevant organisations such as Wood Holmes (consultancy specialising in regeneration and sustainability), Richard Allitt Associates (service provider to UK water industry), Turning Point (health & social care provider) and JBA (flood risk consultancy).