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Top ten again
Lancaster ranks in the UK top ten for Geography and Environmental Science in the fourth major league table this year.
New Lancaster research group focusses on how people interact with the environment at a social, political and economic levelLearn More
Lancaster University College, China
The first Environmental Science students have started studying at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) as part of Lancaster’s latest initiative with China.Learn More
Not just about tigers
Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problemLearn More
Air pollution link with Alzheimers?
Tiny magnetic air pollution particles which have been discovered lodged in human brains could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s diseaseLearn More
A dramatic flooding image got a Lancaster University photographer shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the YearLearn 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.