What are my job prospects? Geography graduates lend themselves to a wide range of jobs. They may go into geography-related careers such as urban regeneration and conservation, or they may apply their skills to a range of other industries, including law, management consultancy and marketing. As for success straight after uni, there’s almost an equal split between those in graduate-level positions, non-graduate positions and further study (28, 29 and 27 per cent respectively), according to The Times ’ Good University Guide. Graduate salaries are just below average at £19,856.
Throughout your first year, local field trips will provide a comprehensive introduction to physical and human aspects of the local region. Cornwall has an incredible diversity of cultural, ecological and physical landscapes, and the wider region has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a high density of conservation areas and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It has been recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) containing some of Britain's finest coastal scenery, including Land's End and the Lizard peninsula, and provides a perfect setting for geographical exploration.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of environmental, earth, and human systems. Anthropologists, geographers, and geologists, investigate fundamental questions that relate directly to the mechanics of the Earth’s physical processes, the spatial organization of societies, the study of human diversity, and the interaction between people and their environment. The department offers environmentally focused interdisciplinary degrees as well as traditional training in anthropology, geography, and geology. The department emphasizes experiential learning and facilitates student engagement in research.