How will I study the environment?

As the impact of climate change becomes an ever-growing concern, there has never been a important time to study an environment-based subject. If you choose to study geography or environmental management at Salford, you will develop practical skills to address global challenges through a range of field trips, research project and environmental lab sessions.


Environment students

Fieldwork is an essential part of every geography and environmental management course at Salford. The best news is that field trips are funded by us (but you may need to consider additional costs such as food and spending money).

We’ve aligned our trips with specialist modules, so you can develop applied skills and gain practical experience. Example destinations include the Lake District, Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield and Liverpool. You’ll also participate in residential field courses across the UK and other international locations, such as our recent visits to Scandinavia and Barcelona.

Laboratory Practicals

Science students in the Bodmer laboratory

As a geography or environmental management student, you will be taught in our state-of-the-art, integrated teaching laboratory known as the Bodmer Lab. You will take part in environmental laboratory sessions to complement your field work and theoretical studies. 

Studying in our specialist, purpose-built Bodmer Lab means that you will benefit from the latest technologies to support your learning and remain on the cutting edge of innovation and discovery.  

Tour our Bodmer Labs >>> 

Lectures and Tutorials

Science tutor in the laboratory

Lectures and tutorials are a key part of building your theoretical knowledge base in geography and environmental management. You will experience teaching from our highly-skilled lecturers, who have real-world experience working as environmental consultants in the field and are active researchers in their specialised areas.

During your studies, you will experience a modern learning environment, with accessible lecture theatres and AV-equipped classrooms, computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to industry journals, databases, and simulation software. 

Self-Directed Study


Inside Clifford Whitworth library

Successful knowledge-building means lots of study time.  Whether you are collaborating with your course mates on a group project, or working your way through the latest tutorial reading list, you'll spend lots of time in our library.

Our recently-refurbished Clifford Whitworth Library has lots of physical and virtual resources that will support your geography and environment studies. The modern learning space includes computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to journals, databases, and software.

With an onsite cafe, breakout areas, comfy chairs and 24-hour access, it is also the perfect place for writing up lecture notes and finalising assignments - day or night!