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Discover our Biology, Ecology & Conservation, Environmental and Earth Sciences, and Geography degrees at our Open Day on the 3rd SeptemberLearn More
National Student Survey 2016
Students rank Lancaster University the best place in the UK to study Physical Geography and Environmental ScienceLearn More
Meltwater ponds found in Antarctica
Scientists have monitored, for the first time, the evolution of meltwater ponds on the surface of a glacier in East AntarcticaLearn More
Every cloud has a silver lining
A Lancaster undergraduate’s dissertation on how rainfall patterns are changing, challenges conventional wisdom and lands him a coveted prize.Learn More
Tool to help solar park development
A ‘go-to’ guide is being developed to help the UK’s solar park community evaluate the ecosystem services provided by current and planned parksLearn More
Global Food Security Course
Take this free online course about the challenge of feeding an extra two billion people by the middle of this centuryLearn More
- in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies 2017 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.