Field trips and placements

Fieldwork and practical placements encourage the application of scientific techniques in the real world and are a core aspect of the learning experience at Salford. This aspect of the curriculum is pivotal to the development of our students, providing an excellent means to enrich learning, broaden experience and develop essential practical and analytical skills.

Lab and field experience in the UK and abroad

This course has so many field trips combined with lab work. You can learn so much from being out in the field and I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in conservation - Bethan Shaw, Wildlife and Practical Conservation

The School offers a unique range of zoological, biological and environmental study placements that include the study of orangutans in Borneo, bears and wolves in Canada and projects working with the Department for Conservation in New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the School’s geography students have the option to take part in the University's unique long term glacial melt water study in the Swiss Alps. You can view pictures of our field trips on our Flickr pages, or click to view a selection of field trips and placement photos in the gallery below.

Monkey Forest Bioscience students in Dale Fort Field Studies Centre, Wales Wildlife students in Costa Rica Geography students at high altitude Zermatt, Switzerland Geography students in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Mucking out at the zoo Feeding time at the Zoo grizzly bear

Professional placements at the forefront of scientific innovation

For those interesting in pursuing a career in the biosciences, we can support your career progression with placements at leading companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, while environmental sciences students can work directly with organisations including DEFRA and the Environment Agency. Environmental Health and Management students are placed with local authorities, or there are an increasing number of placement opportunities in supermarkets, airports and sports venues.

Students can also choose to benefit placements at partner universities in the UK and bursary funded placements with partners in the US.

Building successful careers

Students at all levels within the school have the opportunity to take part in real world research and fieldwork projects that improve knowledge and experience, ultimately helping to improve employment prospects after graduation.

Students can build valuable professional contacts during their studies. Our research-led, academic courses, combined with unique practical learning experiences develop graduates who possess the skills and experiences that employers value.