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Hi everyone,
My name is Laura, I’m a completing my a masters degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at Exeter’s Streatham Campus. I have completed the INTO programme in Life, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences as well as a BSc in Physical Geography so I have really gotten to know a lot about Exeter and all it has to offer!
Outside of my studies, I’ve been involved in a number of societies and have taken up quite a few roles with the University such as being an academic rep and working as a student ambassador. I have had an amazing experience both academically and socially and would love to help out anyone currently looking into Exeter so please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have about studying at the University of Exeter, or student life in general!
Laura
University of Exeter Student Ambassador
(edited 4 weeks ago)
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hi everyone,
My name is Laura, I’m a completing my a masters degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) at Exeter’s Streatham Campus. I have completed the INTO programme in Life, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences as well as a BSc in Physical Geography so I have really gotten to know a lot about Exeter and all it has to offer!
Outside of my studies, I’ve been involved in a number of societies and have taken up quite a few roles with the University such as being an academic rep and working as a student ambassador. I have had an amazing experience both academically and socially and would love to help out anyone currently looking into Exeter so please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have about studying at the University of Exeter, or student life in general!
Laura
University of Exeter Student Ambassador

hi laura! i am interested in studying geography/environmental studies at university next year. i was wondering if you could tell me the potential career paths i could take with a geography degree after uni?
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Original post by casaweewee
hi laura! i am interested in studying geography/environmental studies at university next year. i was wondering if you could tell me the potential career paths i could take with a geography degree after uni?

Hi There!

It's great to hear you are considering the University of Exeter for a Geography or Environmental Sciences deegree.
The lovely thing about geography is that there are so many sectors you can go into after completing the degree. During my undergraduate I got a broad overview of a number of topics such as weather, fluvial landscapes, tropical forests, glaciology, geology and more. The department also provides you with so many different skills you can apply in different sectors such as using python, GIS software, statistics, remote sensing etc. which I believe really boosts your employability. Based on my personal experience and the people I know, students went to work for ESRI, the Hydrological Office, The Environmental Agency or as environmetal/biodiversity consultants. Because geography is somewhat of an interdisciplinary field, you can also pursue a path in urban planning, teaching, surveying, conservation etc.

Also, in second year you would have a compulsory module called 'Applied GIS'. If you choose to, you can add "with applied GIS' to your degree title if you complete two more optional modules called 'GIS for Professionals' in third year and 'Introduction to Remote Sensing' in second year. This would allow you to expand your GIS skills and pursue a career as a geospatial analyst, remote sensing specialist, cartographic tehnician etc.
You can find our more about this here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/geography/geography-gis/#course-content

I am currently looking for work in the disaster management and risk reduction sector as an environmental policy advisor, GIS specialist or data analyst, but given the range of skills I got with this degree I know I am equipped to work in other fields as well.

In terms of the environmental sciences degree at the Penryn campus I am sure it is fairly similar, but I would suggest looking on the University website for more information! https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/envsci/envsci/

If you are interested in human geography, you can find more information here (as this information is for a BSc in Physical Geography): https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/geography/exegeogba/#your-future

I hope this gives you some insight into potential career options and if you have any other questions please do ask!😊

Laura
Exeter University Student Ambassador

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