University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Geography with Professional Experience

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Course summary

There has never been a more urgent need to study the environment. Become a next-generation geographer with our BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography with Professional Experience degree. Combining the investigative approach of geography with the applied skills of environmental management, our BSc Environmental Geography with Professional Experience degree offers a unique pathway - and the opportunity to gain the skills needed to address the significant environmental challenges faced by society today. Gain in-demand environmental knowledge, skills and experience Delivered over three years, including an integrated industry placement, this fascinating course will help you to advance both your geography and environmental management knowledge and skills. During your studies, you will look at the effects of climate change, earth surface processes, fluvial processes, food security, sustainability and environmental management. You'll build knowledge about mitigating climate change and focus on environmental modelling, remote sensing, corporate environmental management, environmental decision making. Fieldwork is a key element of this course, and trips are aligned with modules so you develop applied skills and gain practical experience. Small group teaching is another key course benefit, and there are strong links between course content and research projects led by our Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre. Get closer to industry A unique course feature is the integrated industry placement during your second year. After completing taught modules during trimester one, you will move to complete a placement in industry during trimesters two and three. You will also have the option to study themes including Geographical information Systems, applied environmental skills, rivers and glaciers, planning and urban studies, before undertaking your placement. Working with a key industrial partner or organisation of your choice, this hands-on learning experience provides an excellent opportunity to put geographical and environmental theory into practice. Features • Combine geography and environmental management subject areas to build important skills for a career in this exciting field • Acquire knowledge from internationally recognised experts working with industry on live environmental and research projects • Focus your studies on environmental modelling, remote sensing corporate environmental management, environmental decision making and sustainable cities

Course details

Modules

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

Application codes

Course code:
F811
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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