What can I do with an environment degree?
See your future ... in the environment
Climate change is impacting all of us, the places that we occupy and the lives that we lead. By choosing to studying geography or environmental management with Salford, you can open the door to a wide range of careers where you can help to combat the impact of climate change and encourage more sustainable livelihoods.
With opportunities emerging across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in corporate environmental management and in environmental consultancy there has never been a more important time to study the environment. Read on to discover more.
Responding to the climate crisis
As the effects of climate change become more extreme, we need more environmental professionals to work to reduce its 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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MANAGING GREEN SPACES
We need our urban green spaces such as parks to be sustainably managed to meet the social and health needs of local communities and also encourage biodiversity. Environmental professionals often work with local councils to find the right balance and take care of these precious resources.
River management is an increasingly important part of addressing environmental disasters caused by global climate change. Geographers and environmental professionals work on sustainable river restoration intervention, deliver natural flood management and monitoring and help to reduce pollution in rivers across the UK.
CREATING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SUPPLIES
Harnessing sustainable energy sources such as wind power will help to slow the effects of climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Working as a sustainable energy officer, you can support the creation of new wind farms, monitor the effects of wind farms on carbon emissions, and determine how they can support local ecosystems and communities.
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
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
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: