Study Geography and Environmental Management at Salford

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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 and environmental management journey with Salford. 


Struggling to decide between geography and environment courses?  Want to know what differentiates one course from another? Use our course comparison to find the right course for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Studying Geography and Environmental Management

What is the difference between BA (Hons) Geography and BSc (Hons) Geography?

BSc (Hons) Geography focuses on physical geography, exploring how our natural world works as you examine the factors influencing changes in our natural and built environments. In contrast to his, BA (Hons) Geography explores human geography, examining the relationships between society, global economy and the environment in the developed and developing world.

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

Fieldwork is an important part of our courses across geography and environment. 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 and the Peak District, as well as international trips to Denmark, Sweden, Barcelona and the European Alps. 

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

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.

What can I do after graduation?

One of the best things about Geography and Environment graduates is the range of jobs that they can go into. Recent 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.

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 Geography and 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, 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


Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds.  Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.

Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.

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