Careers and Progression
When you study with us, our degree will support you in your career or further study choices. BMC students will graduate with a respected interdisciplinary degree, work experience and evidence of impact, having already changed the world a little, and that’s a big deal.
The BMC degree is structured with three ‘change in practice’ modules at each level allowing you to progressively apply what you’re learning in real world settings, culminating in a year-long industry placement and project in year three.
Here are some of the employers who’ve committed to hosting BMC students for challenges and placements and who’ve said they could be interested in hiring BMC graduates:
Climate Careers Fair
Every spring, BMC hosts an online global Climate Careers Fair (see here for the last one)
where our students and young people from around the world collectively explore with employers in different sectors how the world of work is being impacted by the unfolding climate and ecological crisis.
Organisations who attended this years’ Climate Careers Fair include:
- Force of Nature
- Ackroyd and Harvey
- Featherstone Young
- Client Earth
- Stop Ecocide
- Ecoversitites and more.
There are also many opportunities to pursue your own research, civic engagement projects and collaborative ventures with other students around the world through the Open Society University Network (OSUN) of which we are a member. Visit the OSUN website to view what opportunities are currently available.
We expect BMC Graduates entering employment will have sharpened critical skills and facility and experience in communication, creativity, teamwork, and initiative. These skills are highly valued and relevant in any sector you choose to work.
Your Progression Options
If you’d like to continue your studies there are opportunities near to hand with our partners at Cardiff Met, the Graduate School for the Environment – Centre for Alternative Technology, and further afield at universities around the world.
Whether you choose to work or further your studies, the BMC degree will prepare you well for a rapidly changing world. The preparation means you’ll be ready for many new careers that do not yet exist but may emerge in response to the ecological crisis including but not limited to:
- Agriculture, conservation and land-based industries.
- Industries reshaped by climate change in the coming decades – which is nearly all.
- Many corporate and public sector bodies are employing ‘climate officers’ and ‘sustainability’ teams – in some sectors, climate reporting is becoming a legal requirement.
- Education (BMC will prepare graduates well for a future career in academia and has plans link to a PGCE with partners).
- Roles in politics, the media, charity, the voluntary sector, and international relations in which an understanding of systems change will be essential to shape future policy.
As a ground-breaking new institution BMC has a wide network of supporters, experts and professionals in many countries and across many sectors keen to assist future generations in making a difference. As a pioneer at BMC you will have access to this informal and personal network.