BSc Environmental Management with Professional Placement / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

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Being able to study at Manchester has allowed me to network with and learn from professionals in the field I hope to work in one day.

As part of my placement with City of Trees, an environmental non-profit group that works across Greater Manchester, I was able to work across several exciting projects.

Charles Louis Anderton / BSc Environmental Management graduate

Our graduates are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose policies and implement strategies is vital.  

After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of planning and environmental consultancies in the UK. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including: 

  • planning and environmental consultancy; 
  • urban design; 
  • environmental management; 
  • local government; 
  • urban and regional development; 
  • nature conservation; 
  • academic and practice-based research; 
  • project management; 
  • engineering; 
  • entrepreneurship; 
  • business development. 

Top employers of our graduates include AECOM, ARUP, Wildlife Trusts, Atkins, BP, EDF Energy, Groundwork, the Environment Agency, Jacobs, Rolls-Royce, and the National Trust. 

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity, and communication fit what most employers are seeking. 

For more information, see careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.  

At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability

Accrediting organisations

The degree is currently applying for accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), which if received will provide professional support for your career in environmental management.