Career Paths

If you gain a postgraduate qualification from the Graduate School for the Environment, you can expect to be a step ahead of the competition when it comes to your career.

Our purpose at the Graduate School for the Environment is to prepare the next generation of environmental scientists – ready to take up careers in academia, research institutes, government agencies, charities, industry and business.

You are part of that next generation and we consider your future success to be a vital measure of our own performance. That is why we will not simply give you the skills you need - vital and rare though they are - we will also give you the experience, connections and support necessary to land that first position. 

A prestigious qualification

The reputation of the Graduate School for the Environment is built on the excellence of its teaching and the quality of its research. These will also be the foundations for your own successful career.

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Real-world skills and experience

As one of our alumni, you will have proven fundamental science skills and the experience of applying those skills to address practical challenges. It is a combination that employers value.

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Built-in career opportunities

One of the keys to a successful career is having a network of contacts. At the Graduate School, you can make connections from day one – thanks to the many academic, business and government links that we have woven in to our activities.

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Practical careers support

We have a team dedicated to helping you find the right career, by bringing you together with potential employers and making sure that you know about all the latest opportunities.

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All of our students and recent graduates can apply for relevant paid work experience through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme.

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Meet our Alumni

Find out what some of our former students have gone on to do in their careers – and the way that their postgraduate qualifications have helped.

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The Graduate School for the Environment is a collaboration between Lancaster Environment Centre, The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Rothamsted Research.