Employability levels

Employment levels for this degree are at around 90%. According to the latest official data from the General Directorate of Education and Science Statistics (2015), this is the degree in the field of Geography and Regional Planning that, in the period under review (2009-2013), possessed the highest number of graduates and the lowest unemployment rates in Portugal.In Portugal, IGOT’s Geography Degree is the geography degree programme most in demand for foreign students (11%), significantly higher than the national average (8%).

 

Professional outlets

Professional outlets:

  • Highly Technical Staff capable of integrating multidisciplinary teams in local authority agencies, ministries, in Coordination Committees and Regional Development agencies, as well as in Local Development Associations
  • Project executors in the fields of planning and spatial management (regional, municipal and local), in biophysical planning and strategic planning
  • Executors capable of carrying out impact studies and environmental risk assessments, demographic and socio-economic, as well as tourism planning studiesCoordinators of local development studies, cartography and GIS
  • Private consultancy services geared to the production and evaluation of projects, education and researchContent defining a career
  • Coordinators of local development studies, cartography and GIS
  • Private consultancy services geared to the production and evaluation of projects, education and researchContent defining a career Geographer was approved by Order n. 20 160/2001 (2nd Serie), 10 September Content defining a career Geographer – Extracted from the Republic Gazette N. 223 II Série, 25
  • Private consultancy services geared to the production and evaluation of projects, education and researchContent defining a career Geographer was approved by Order n. 20 160/2001 (2ª Série), 10 SeptemberContent defining a career Geographer – Extracted from the Republic Gazette N. 223 II Série, 25 September  2001 — pp. 16 197 ( pdf format)