Study Geography, Environmental Management and Wildlife at Salford

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As the human impact on the natural world intensifies, and damaging loss of biodiversity increases, we need to take urgent action to protect it for future generations. Climate change, and the threat to our ecosystems, fills the daily news agenda. Now is the perfect time to focus on study paths that open up career opportunities to make a global difference.

Delivered in one of Europe's fastest growing city-regions, surrounded by some of the UK's best national parks, start your geography, environmental management or wildlife conservation journey with Salford. 

Environmental professionals work in a range of important roles, from advocacy and campaigning, to making research discoveries and completing vital conservation work. With an environment-based degree, you can join them. Led by our expert tutors, using research-enriched, practical learning, we ensure that you study the environment in an inspiring, engaging way. Take a look at what we can offer you.

Environment degree courses at Salford

Environmental Management

This course is about understanding science and its interrelationship with the environment. You will learn how organisations perceive the environment and the considerations they need to invest in to improve their performance. 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

This courses offers 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 focuses on physical geography and explores the relationship between changing urban environments and quality of life. 

Explore our geography courses: 

BSc (Hons) Geography

BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation Year

Wildlife and Practical Conservation

This course focuses on general conservation, the physical environment and landscape, as well as offering opportunities for you to study the ecology and behaviour of animals in the wild. It is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of wildlife, wildlife ecology and environmental problems threatening species, from both theoretical and practical points of view.

Explore our wildlife and practical conservation courses:

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation

BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation with Foundation Year

Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

To work as a professional with wildlife and in conservation you will need both practical skills and knowledge of theory to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places. This course focuses on conservation both in zoos and in the wild which is ideal if you wish to pursue a career involving wildlife, working in either of those environments. 

Explore our wildlife conservation with zoo biology courses: 

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Studies in the USA

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology with Foundation Year

Start your journey with an open day

Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.

Learn more about studying geography, environmental management and wildlife conservation by visiting our next online open day.

You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.

Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Geography, Environmental Management and Wildlife Conservation

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Check out the placement experiences of BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student Laura, and BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Practical Conservation student Evie.

Read Evie's blog >>

Watch Laura's video >>

Will I have the opportunity to go on field trips while studying?

Fieldwork is an important part of our courses across environment courses. Each trip is aligned with specialist modules so you can enhance your skillset and gain real-world context for your learning.

Field trips will vary depending on your chosen course, though previous destinations have included local trips to the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Scotland, as well as international trips to Denmark, Sweden, Barcelona, the European Alps and Borneo.

Also, to make sure these trips are accessible to all of our students, these trips are fully-funded by the university.

What can I do after graduation?

One of the best things about geography and environmental management is the range of jobs that they can go into. Recent geography and environmental management graduates have gone on to jobs into areas from environmental consultancy and planning officers through to working with the police and national rail. Lots of our students also go into teaching both in the UK and abroad.

Our wildlife degree courses are designed to prepare you for a range of vocational careers in either biological or life sciences, within environmental consultancies or zoos. Today, you'll find many of our course alumni working as marine scientists, conservation officers, ecologists, research assistants, wildlife rangers, and educators.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your geography and environmental studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).

Why Study the Environment at Salford


You can choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability


You will experience live briefs, field trips, guest lectures and real-world scenarios as you build your geographic and environmental knowledge


You will learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city


Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.