What can I do with an environment degree?

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See your future environment

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It is never too early to think about a geography or environmental career once you graduate.  

Climate change is impacting people all around the world, the places that they occupy and the lives that they lead. Studying geography or environmental management will give you the opportunity to focus your learning on real-world issues that are of importance today. 

There are a wide range of career options available environment graduates from countryside and natural resource management to helping individual companies manage their environmental impact. Read on to discover more.

As concern about the global climate crisis grows, there is an increase in career opportunities for talented geography and environment professionals to get to the heart of these problems. An environment-focused degree can open up opportunities across the public, private and voluntary sectors, from corporate environmental management and environmental consultancy to transport planning and river management. 



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As the effects of climate change become more extreme, we need more environmental professionals to work to reduce the negative impact.

From renewable energy development to reducing single use plastics, there are interventions we can make now to lessen the impact in the future.

Explore some related roles and courses that can help to fight climate change.

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Geography and Environmental Management courses at Salford

Environmental Management

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.

Explore our environmental management courses:

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management with Foundation Year


Environmental Geography

These courses offer a unique learning experience by providing you with the opportunity to combine the investigative approach of a geographer with the applied skills of an environmental manager in order to address the significant environmental challenges faced by society today.

Explore our environmental geography courses: 

BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Professional Experience

BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Studies in the USA 


Our BSc (Hons) Geography course will prepare you for a variety of career pathways from environmental consultancies and utility companies to transport planning and property management. 

Explore our geography courses: 

BSc (Hons) Geography

BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation Year