MSc Sustainable Development

Careers and employment

Our Geography Masters programmes are developed in consultation with employers to ensure their relevance to industry, and in turn, to ensure you gain the skills and knowledge required to help secure a graduate level position on completion. 

By matching requirements with employer needs, University of Exeter Geography postgraduates are sought after by employers.

You will also be ideally placed if you wish to progress to doctoral research, for example, PhD study, in social or life sciences.

In addition to the College's Employability Officer, Career Zone gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.

Students on the MSc Sustainable Development benefit from placements and independent work-based learning which can lead to careers in business and sustainability, planning for sustainability and community regeneration and development. 

Graduate destinations

Below are some examples of initial jobs undertaken by Geography postgraduates who studied with us in 2011/12.

Please note that due to data protection job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Job titleOrganisation

Assistant Education Coordinator/Researcher

Babcock International Group

Business Development Intern Climate Vision Ltd
Client Services Account Co-ordinator Community Energy Plus
Climate Change Mitigation Manager Department for Work and Pensions
Engineering Consultant Enventure
Environmental Certification Coordinator  Environment Agency
Environmental Risk Analyst Eunomia Research and Consulting
Flood Risk Mapping and Data Team Officer Exeter City Council
Forward Planning Officer GlaxoSmithKline
Fuel Poverty Officer Good Energy
Geo Traceability Officer Informatiq Consulting
Land Conservationist King's College London
Policy Analyst Romande Energie
Post Doctoral Researcher SSE Scottish and Southern Energy
Recycling Promoter Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Scientist Sustainable Construction Services
Senior Energy Policy Consultant Tetra Pak
Sustainability Consultant Thatcher Energy
Waste Officer Wild Fowl Wetland Trust