Studying geography and environmental science will teach you about the various people, environments, and economies that exist around the world.
What is Geography and Environmental Science?
Geography is the study of the environments, environments, people, and places on Earth. Human geography, which examines why and how people live in certain regions, and physical geography, which examines the natural aspects of the Earth’s surface, are the two main fields of study in geography.
Environmental science is more concerned with analyzing and comprehending how environmental systems and processes change.
Why study Geography and Environmental Science?
You can begin to comprehend why certain civilizations cultivate particular foods or why one group of people designs their homes in a particular way by studying the geography of a place. You are exposed to a wide range of radically dissimilar situations, allowing you to become familiar with the complex fabric of human existence. In addition, you’ll learn skills that apply to a wide variety of occupations:
- Mapping, environmental evaluation, and surveying
- Geographical analysis, geographic statistics, and data processing
- Mathematical and IT skills
- Team working
- Communication, including written reports
- Data analysis
- The Royal Geographical Society, the Institute of British Geographers (IBG), and/or the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) may all validate degrees.
- Some degrees may be approved by professional organizations as a path to professional accreditation, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
What jobs can you get as a Geography & Environmental Science graduate?
Since the skills you acquire can be applied to a wide range of job fields, geography, and environmental science courses frequently have promising graduate prospects. You may manage flood risk, assist companies in achieving sustainability goals, or build your community while taking into account local demands. Possible roles include:
- Town planner
- Waste disposal and environmental services manager
- Conservation professional
- Conservation and environmental associate professional
- Environmental conservationist
- Landscape architect
- Logistics manager
- Management consultant
- Market researcher
- Flood risk officer
- Heritage manager
- International aid worker
- Quality assurance and regulatory professional
- Oil and gas analyst
- Policy analyst
- Environmental engineer
- Environmental health professional