Learn how to apply techniques for assessing and managing the environmental effects of public and private sector organisations
Develop personal, professional and research skills and enhance employability through participation in consultancy-based project work with organisations from the public, private and third sectors
Opportunities to practice and apply field, laboratory and monitoring techniques for environmental analysis in the UK and Scandinavia or the European Alps
Small group teaching is a feature of Environmental Management at Salford and there are strong links between the content of this course and staff research interests. You will get all the support you need from friendly and accessible academic staff, and you will have weekly tutorials with your personal tutor, ensuring that you will quickly get to know other students.
Fieldwork is a key element of the course. Field trips are aligned with the specialist modules, allowing you to develop applied skills and gain practical experience. You can take part in day trips to the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales, as well as residential field courses in Denmark or the European Alps.
Environmental resources (including food, energy and water) are topics studied in this course. Spatial and temporal variations in availability of these resources, as climate warms, are arguably the priority issues for society in the 21st century. You also take part in project-orientated group work where real-life problems will be tackled, supporting the development of personal and professional skills.
This course is about understanding science and its interrelationship with the environment. You will learn how organisations perceive the environment and the important considerations necessary for them to invest in improving their performance.
Year 1 provides a solid foundation across the breadth of the subject, and includes field and laboratory work, study skills development, data handling and interpersonal skills. You take six 20 credit modules in year 1.
Year 2 extends both your knowledge and understanding and increases your specialisation. You take four core modules oriented around knowledge and skills development, and choose two additional modules on subjects of interest to you. The course includes fieldwork and site visits to enhance your learning.
Choose 2 options from:
In your final year you undertake a research project and select four modules to study. Field courses are aligned with the specialist modules.
Choose 4 options from:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|European Baccalaureate||Pass in Diploma of at least 60% including at least one science subject|
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||96-112 points|
|GCE A level||96-112 points|
|BTEC National Diploma||MMM|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Possible entry to year 3|
|Foundation Degree||Possible entry to year 3|
|Scottish Highers||96-112 points from Higher Level|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||96-112 points from Higher Level|
|International Baccalaureate||28 points|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
Please note that you should discuss the possibility of being considered for the scheme with the Admissions Tutor before making an application. Please contact the Environment and Life Sciences school office to speak with the Admissions Tutor for this course: +44(0)161 295 4656
Choose this course if you are interested in sustainable development and planning, if you want a career in a new, developing and challenging area, and if you want to improve the environmental performance of organisations and help to mitigate global climate change.
If you are highly motivated and have a genuine interest in contributing to the health and wellbeing of the public through addressing environmental health related issues you can choose the specialized CIEH recognised pathway.
You will learn through a combination of:
Your assessment is based on a combination of exams and coursework throughout.
Environmental consultancies, local authorities, utilities (such as water, electricity and gas), and organisations within the voluntary sector are all concerned with protection of the environment. A wide range of organisations employ environmental managers to set up and manage their environmental management systems in order to comply with legislation and to conform to national and international standards.
You will develop a range of personal and professional skills to make you highly employable. These include report writing, presentation, the ability to interpret data and the application of IT, group work and the development of team working and project management skills.
If you want to work in pollution monitoring and control, occupational safety and health, food safety and nutrition in restaurants shops and factories, housing standards, and the control and prevention of the spread of infectious diseases, take the Health pathway to help you become an environmental health officer.
Daniel Dawson, graduate
I spent my placement year working within Wirral Borough Council’s Environmental Health department and with Mersey Port Health Authority. No day was ever the same and the practical experience provided the missing link to the theory taught at University. I am now employed as an environmental health practitioner by Wirral Council.
Lex Massey, graduate
Since leaving Salford University I have worked as a consultant covering various issues including health and safety, waste minimisation, resource efficiency, environmental training and implementing environmental management systems such as ISO 14001. I am currently working for the Environment Agency as an Environment Officer which allows me to work in various fields including waste management, water, hazardous waste, WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment), pollution incident response and enforcement work.
This course includes modules that allow you to work with external agencies including companies, research organizations and voluntary groups. You will develop many of the key skills sought by employers and experience practical real-world project work that will give you an insight into the world of work.
You are encouraged to undertake an additional placement year of work experience in an industrial, governmental or research establishment, which we will help you to arrange.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at:
Start Dates: September
Three years full-time
Four years full-time with placement year
Up to six years part-time