University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Geography with Professional Experience

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Course summary

Our Environmental Geography degree looks to offer a unique learning experience by providing you with the opportunity to combine the holistic 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. You will study a range of modules that develop skills in geographical investigation, while also studying how to mitigate and ameliorate climatic and environmental changes. This combination of traditional Geography with Environmental Management offers a unique opportunity for you to develop those skills required by society. The unique feature of this course is the embedding of a placement with industry into the Second Year. During this year you will study taught modules during Trimester One, before undertaking a placement in industry during Trimesters Two and Three. You will have the option to study themes covering Geographical information Systems, applied environmental skills, rivers and glaciers, planning and urban studies, before undertaking your placement. The placement allows you to experience geographical and environmental themes in practice, working with one of our key industrial partners or another organisation of your choosing. You will:

  • Have the opportunity to undertake a placement with a geographical and/or environmental organisation
  • Be taught by internationally recognised experts in a number of fields of Geography and Environmental Management
  • Study across both Geography and Environmental Management subject areas

Course details


During the first year, you will follow a structured suite of modules, carefully designed to increase your subject knowledge, develop confidence and prepare you for the rest of the programme. Themes covered include the effects of climate change, earth surface processes, food security, fluvial processes, resources, sustainability and how to manage impacts on the environment. The first year also looks to develop practical skills which you get to practice and implement on a UK-based residential field course. ​In the second year you will experience a placement as part of the course. Following a taught element in trimester 1, you will undertake a placement in an organisation for trimester 2, working at the forefront of themes within the geographical and environment sectors. Placements can range from international organisations, to national or local bodies, working on tackling climate change and sustainability goals, to transport solutions, river restoration management and beyond. ​In the final year you will undertake a dissertation (independent research project) and a compulsory module in Mitigating Climate Change. In addition, you will have the option to study themes around environmental modelling, remote sensing, corporate environmental management, environmental decision making and sustainability in urban areas. For your dissertation you will be encouraged to develop a topic around the mitigation and amelioration of climate and environmental change.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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