Successful Environment postgraduate students develop diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and technology, environmental and business consultancies. There are also numerous opportunities in a wide range of other organisations, such as environmental and protection agencies, engineering and waste management companies in the private sector.

Graduating students have entered successful careers in a range of companies earning up to £71,000* per annum.

*(based on those for whom we hold data. Source: DLHE 2014, 2015 and 2016 Collections).

Successful graduates have been able to pursue or enhance careers in a variety of key roles such as:

  • Academic Researcher,
  • Air Quality/Climate Consultant,
  • Data Scientist,
  • Emissions Compliance Officer,
  • Geospatial Analyst,
  • Landscape Ecologist,
  • Remote Sensing Scientist,
  • Corporate Sustainability Manager,
  • Environmental Consultant,
  • Energy Analyst,
  • Policy Analyst Risk Manager,
  • Environmental Planning Officer,
  • Restoration Specialist,
  • Resource Recovery Manager,
  • Service Delivery Manager,
  • Soil and Water Engineer.

Previous students have gone on to jobs within prestigious institutions including:

  • Amec Foster Wheeler,
  • Atkins,
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,
  • Environment Agency,
  • ESRI UK,
  • Fugro Geo Consulting,
  • Natural England,
  • Defra,
  • Meteologica SA,
  • Nomura,
  • Westminster City Council,
  • Coal Authority Golder Associates,
  • Tarmac,
  • Thames Water,
  • Veolia,
  • Wardell Armstrong.

I chose Cranfield because it's a very versatile course, it gives you a lot of background in environment and sustainability in a very broad sense. Cranfield has helped me step out of my comfort zone and push myself towards being a better version of myself. The intensive year really helped me a lot. It was a great experience.

Vivek Jha, Alumni, (Environmental Management for Business MSc 2022)