Study Geography and Environmental Management at Salford
Climate change, and the threat to our ecosystems, fills the daily news agenda. Now is the perfect time to focus on study paths that open up career opportunities to make a global difference.
Delivered in one of Europe's fastest growing city-regions, surrounded by some of the UK's best national parks, start your geography and environmental management journey with Salford.
Three great reasons to study at Salford
Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability
Experience live briefs, guest lectures and real-world scenarios as you build your geographic and environmental knowledge
Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city
GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND MORE - SALFORD ADDED VALUE
An Amazing Study Location
Studying geography or environmental management at Salford will enable you to explore society’s relationships with the world around us at various spatial and temporal scales - and our location makes us a great place to study this.
Urban geographers will love our green peel park campus nestled in the heart of Greater Manchester, one of Europe’s fastest growing city-regions. We're just a few minutes walk from central Manchester, recently voted the UK's most liveable city.
Despite our urban location, Salford is also great for physical geographers. In less than an hour, you can be in some of the UK’s best national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the Lake District, the Forest of Bowland and the Peak District. We're also not too far from the stunning Lancashire coastline.
Our geography and environmental management lecturers are experienced professionals, practitioners and researchers, immersed and active in their chosen fields. This means that your research-enriched learning evolves with new discoveries and developments.
Many of our academics continue to conduct cutting-edge research as part of our Ecosystems and Environment research centre, and through our AQUAUoS environmental consultancy service.
Live research projects focus on wildlife and fisheries management, socio-biology, remote sensing, sustainability and spatial ecology. A recent study in the Amazonia on primates and how to address the threats that arises from human activity, led to us identifying new species.
Experience field trips and placements
When you choose to study the environment, you're heading towards a profession where scientific knowledge is applied in a practical way to support ecology. Salford is passionate about finding opportunities for you to apply what you're learning in a real-life context.
With UK and international field trips forming a core part of your studies, you will have plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in a practical setting. Recent trips have included Scandinavia and Barcelona, as well as more familiar local visits to the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.
Strong Career Prospects
With a huge range of opportunities within the environmental sector, now is the perfect time to take your first steps towards making a positive impact on our world.
Geography and environmental management graduates have advanced to work in environmental consultancies, utility companies, transport logistics, and housing organisations. Some have continued in academia, studying a master's postgraduate course or PhD degree in a relevant discipline.
Through our combination of field courses and optional industry placements, our graduates develop real-world skills which will help to secure a role in their chosen profession.
Location. Location. Location
Our enviable position at the heart of Greater Manchester makes us the perfect choice whether you're relocating for a long-stay or you're travelling here for the day.
Our Peel Park campus has its own campus train station - Salford Crescent, which can take you into Manchester in just ten minutes, Liverpool in 30 minutes, or direct to Manchester Airport in just 25 minutes.
Our MediaCityUK campus is well-served by Metrolink - Europe's largest light rail network.
CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ. EXPLORE LIFE AT SALFORD
Life On Campus
University life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too.
From joining a society or taking a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café, when you're not working on your next assignment, you can enjoy the perks of our campus.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people.
We’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK.
In the City
If you're relocating to Salford from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, you're making a great choice.
Find out what it's like to live in one of Europe's most exciting city regions. Explore the legendary culture, sport, entertainment, and nightlife on offer in the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.
If you live close to Salford already, we don't need to tell you how great our location is.
But, if you're thinking about commuting from home to study at university, you might want to check out how we make our campus your home from home on the days you're with us.
Our BA (Hons) Geography course enables you to explore the relationship between people and their environment and is primarily aimed at those interested in human geography. Our BSc (Hons) Geography provides more focus on physical geography, exploring the interdependencies between natural ecosystems and processes.
This course is about understanding of science and its interrelationship with the environment. You will learn how organisations perceive the environment and the considerations they need to invest in to improve their performance. If you are interested in sustainable development and planning, want a career in a new, developing and challenging area, if you want to improve the environmental performance of organisations or help to mitigate global climate change, then this course is for you.