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Top Ten again
Lancaster University is ranked 8th in the UK and top in the North West for Geography and Environmental Science and for Biological Sciences by the Complete University Guide 2019.Learn More
On the science trail
Families can learn about the science of the Lake District in a fun and interactive way over half-termLearn More
Geography degrees get RGS approval
Lancaster University’s main Geography degrees have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society, the UK’s learned society and professional body for geographyLearn More
Bacteria mix of bee bread declining
Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseasesLearn More
Joined up thinking for a better world
Gain the skills and expertise for a successful career in the environmental sector - see our new prospectus for details of our masters degrees and PhD opportunitiesLearn More
Engineering crops to save water
For the first time, scientists have improved how a crop uses water by 25 percent without compromising yield by altering the expression of one gene found in all plantsLearn More
- in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies 2018 Guardian University Guide
- in the UK for real-world impact of research Research Excellence Framework 2014
- in the UK for Biological Sciences The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Explore the science of life with our degrees in both Biology and Biological Sciences. We will equip you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's developing new treatments for disease, helping to protect endangered species or trying to make sure the world has enough food.
Nestled between the Lake District and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we're perfectly placed to study ecological processes and conservation. Our degrees will equip you with a comprehensive grounding in the key principles that underpin the major ecological and environmental issues of today’s world.
Discover the issues facing environments globally with our Environmental and Earth Sciences degrees. You'll study how the environment has evolved, enabling you to tackle some of the major challenges facing the world. Develop your knowledge of how the Earth system works, enhance your lab and research skills and join us on exciting fieldtrips to Iceland, Croatia and Spain.
Geography is diverse and varied, and you can explore every corner at Lancaster! Study the challenges facing the environment with our flexible degrees covering both human and physical geography. Take advantage of our unique location, nearby to coasts, the countryside and major urban centres and join us on international fieldtrips as far afield as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon and Croatia.
International Scientists Engineer Crops to Conserve Water
LEC Seminar: Dawn Sanders – Pokémon & other imaginations of the plant worldWednesday 23 May 2018, 12:15
Department for International Development (DFID) – Chief Scientific Advisor VisitThursday 24 May 2018, 13:30
"Our Science, Our Lake District – Protecting the Lake District together"Saturday 02 June 2018, 10:00