As a Leicester Geography postgraduate, we will help you to start your future career. You will develop specialist technical, analytical and scientific skills, and you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills such as project management, team-working, presentation and communication.
You will have unrivalled spatial awareness and problem-solving skills, and we will provide you with a skills transcript to document your progress. Geography is also relevant for personal and social development including self motivation and interpersonal skills, confidence-building, project design and implementation, and critical analysis and debate.
We will teach you modules that develop key employability skills. Geography helps to explain the formation of places and landscapes, the interactions between environment and people and how economies and societies are interconnected. Increasingly, we have to be able to think spatially using maps, images (real or virtual) and other sources of data. We have to be able to formulate questions and collect, process and analyse data. We have to find meaning in trends, patterns and anomalies, and effectively communicate this to politicians, scientists and the public.
The University also has a dedicated Career Development Service that is there for your use. You can arrange one-to-one meetings to discuss your career plans, check your CV and take assessment tests.
Links with business
Your research thesis may be of interest to a company or business. For example, a number of our former students received support for undertaking their thesis from the Ordnance Survey.
We have strong links with businesses, government offices and industry (both locally and nationally), and our research has much to offer organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector. In recent years, members of staff have been involved in a number of highly successful collaborative projects, including:
- The informal economy and community self-help (Nottinghamshire Business Link and the Countryside Agency)
- Earth observation techniques and applications (European Space Agency and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission)
- The political and economic situation in the Russian far east (BP Exploration)
- Metadata for spatial information (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood and ADAS Ltd.)
- GIS service accessibility modelling (Ministry of Health, New Zealand)