UCL Department of Geography



The theoretical and practical skills you develop studying with us will equip you for work in a range of sectors and roles.

Transferable skills

Geographers are highly valued by employers for their insights into social, economic and environmental issues and for their range of transferable skills, which include:

  • Analytical and research skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Capacity for independent learning and group work

      Where do our graduates go?

      Our graduates go on to work in varied roles across the public, private and charitable sectors, as well as working as consultants and policy advisors.

      The Department has close links with the teacher training (PGCE) programme at the UCL Institute of Education.

        UCL Geography Alumnus Bishal Bhardwaj

        Bishal Bhardwaj

        Government of Nepal

        UCL Geography Alumnus Sam Halvorsen

        Sam Halvorsen

        Teaching Associate

        UCL Geography Alumna Rebecca Trippier

        UCL Geography Careers Moodle

        All UCL Geography students have access to a dedicated Moodle resource developed in collaboration with the UCL Careers Service. This provide access to a range of careers-related information. Each year the Department also provides a number of dedicated careers event for students.

        Careers Service

        UCL Geography students benefit from careers advice that is provided by the UCL Careers Service. The UCL Careers Service provide a range of services including: short or long 1-1 meetings to discuss career choices, reading CVs, conducting practice interviews or assessment centre techniques, and providing access to written guides on many career pathways.