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In the top 5 again
Lancaster University is ranked 5th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Science for the third year running by the Guardian University Guide 2018Learn More
Ten years of innovation
An ice cream party marks the 10th birthday of a building that has been home to a pioneering business development programmeLearn More
Royal Society honours Keith Beven
Lancaster’s Professor Keith Beven becomes one of the first hydrologists to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of science’s greatest honoursLearn More
Most hunted caterpillars
Caterpillars living near the equator are eight times more likely to be eaten by predators than those living closer to the poles, according to new researchLearn More
Trees can reduce extreme flooding
New study shows for the first time that planting trees could have significantly reduced Storm Desmond floods in CumbriaLearn More
Lancaster University researchers use a biochemical “fingerprint” technique to detect early warning signs that a frog population is at risk from pollution
- in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies 2018 Guardian University Guide
- in the UK for real-world impact of research Research Excellence Framework 2014
- for knowledge exchange and commercialisation UK Impact Awards 2015
We will equip you with the real-world skills required to help you tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease, helping to protect endangered species, or trying to make sure the world has enough food.
Lancaster was one of the first universities in the world to offer a degree in Ecology and we are still a national leader in this area. We will provide you with a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice and you will gain a deep understanding of how these relate to the conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.
Environmental or Earth sciences at Lancaster will uniquely equip you to work on major global challenges, including climate change, water and soil pollution, food production and the management of hazards such as flooding or volcanic eruptions. Our degrees were ranked in the UK top 5 in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.
Our world-leading researchers cover the diversity of contemporary human and physical geography, using exciting teaching methods to explore critical social, political and environmental questions. Lancaster is rated in the Top 50 Geography courses across the world by QS World University Rankings and within the UK top 5 in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.