Careers

Our graduate employment record is excellent. 94% of our 2017 graduates available for work were in employment or further training six months after graduation, with 72% of those graduates in employment or further study in professional or managerial roles or studying at graduate level (2017 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). Our geography graduates are going places with their degrees.

Your personal tutor will be happy to support your career aspirations. They also provide references for you when you start applying for jobs and, working with the dedicated Geography careers tutor, will try to help you make contact with employers to support your search for a career.

The Career Development Service‚Äč organises a number of events and workshops that facilitate meetings between undergraduates and employers. The University takes part in at least two careers fairs per year, and these are a great opportunity for prospective employers to meet you.

Undergraduate employability modules

Our second-year module Workplace Geographies maximises your employability prospects, provides opportunities for work experience, develops your understanding of the job market, generates high-class CVs and covering letters and helps build personal confidence - skills that you can take with you into your job search. 

Our second-year module Geography in Education places you in the classroom of a local secondary school. You will work closely with teachers and develop key skills and experience that will be beneficial to a career in teaching.

Study abroad

You can add to your CV, build your experience and stand out to employers by studying abroad.

Postgraduate study

Our undergraduate degrees are ideal preparation for postgraduate study. If you wish to remain in higher education, staff can offer advice and information about both courses available in the department and courses elsewhere.

Career Development Service

At Leicester, we will ensure that you are equipped for a lifetime of career success by providing you with invaluable experience that will enhance your CV and boost your skills.

Our Career Development Service