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Geography can broaden your career horizons

While other courses like medicine and law lead into one specific job, geography gives students the breadth of knowledge and the problem-solving skills to approach employment in a huge range of sectors and be successful in the field that interests them most.

Geography students are highly employable, whether in careers directly related to their geographical knowledge (such as planning, development work and environmental management), or those which use the range of transferable skills, including IT, data interpretation and communications skills, which a geography course provides. The Oxford Geography course helps students develop a problem-solving orientated, interdisciplinary mindset, which is increasingly a quality being sought after by top employers.

Many geography students go on to postgraduate study, for example, in development studies, environmental management or politics. In recent years Geography graduates have proceeded to employment in management consultancy, local and central government, conservation and heritage management, the law, the media, teaching and research. You can see more alumni profiles on the Geography website.


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