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Conservation and Biodiversity
This flexible masters offers a wide choice of topics from across disciplines, so you can construct a programme that suits your individual interests and career ambitionsLearn More
In praise of ‘real’ bread
Environmental scientist wins Fulbright Scholarship to write ‘A short history of the world in a loaf of sourdough’Learn More
Lancaster scientist helps to tackle invasive crop pest
Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster Environment Centre has flown to Zambia to assess the Fall armyworm outbreaks that are devastating crops in southern Africa.Learn More
Environmental costs of legal highs
Legal marijuana sales in the USA may be creating escalating damage to the environment and a threat to public health, researchers argueLearn More
Fifty years of weather watching
Lancaster team create an unbroken record of high quality meteorological data, collected daily for half a century on the University’s doorstepLearn More
Tribute to Keith Beven
The world’s most cited hydrologist offers advice to young hydrologists in a tribute issue of the high impact journal he helps to editLearn More
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- in the UK for real-world impact of research Research Excellence Framework 2014
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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.