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Low carbon business development
Award winning eco innovation centre wins funding for 50 low-carbon research collaborations between north west universities and businessesLearn More
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Discover what it’s like to be a student at Lancaster and find out more about the subject you’re interested in - book on our Campus Tour Extra on 7th DecemberLearn More
New volcanic eruption hazard
Research has identified, for the first time, a new type of hazard caused by explosive volcanic eruptions.Learn More
Flood risk innovation prize
Lancaster University partners with environmental consultancy JBA to win UK Government competition for innovation in reducing flood riskLearn More
£2m Waitrose research partnership
Waitrose is to lead a £2m collaborative training partnership with Lancaster University to address global food securityLearn 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.