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Geography can be useful in many different job families such as environmental science, engineering and manufacturing, animals, agriculture, plants and land, construction, leisure, sport and tourism, transport and logistics.

Applied and job-related learning

There is a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs and Diplomas) linked to an interest in geography including:

  • travel and tourism
  • environmental sustainability
  • construction and built environment
  • applied science
  • countryside and environmental management
  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • uniformed public services


There is a range of apprenticeships linked to geography, such as:

  • agriculture, horticulture and animal care, e.g. ranger,  woodland manager
  • leisure, travel and tourism, e.g. grounds person, travel adviser
  • construction, planning and built environment, e.g. surveying technician

Academic subjects – such as A levels   

  • You can study geography, archaeology, geology, humanities.
  • Related subjects include history, biology, social biology, physics, sociology, economics, anthropology, environmental science, environmental management, global studies, government and politics, modern foreign languages.