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Lancaster University researchers use a biochemical “fingerprint” technique to detect early warning signs that a frog population is at risk from pollution
Soil is everyone’s business
Businesses must do more to take action on soil, Lancaster sustainability expert argues in latest edition of NatureLearn More
Natural flood management
Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, researchers say.Learn More
In the world top 100
Lancaster University is ranked one of the best places in the world to study Geography and Environmental SciencesLearn More
Interdisciplinary research with impact
Natural and social scientists must work together to influence policy, says Lancaster’s new Professor of Political EcologyLearn 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
- 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.