Enabling impactful research
Our wide range of facilities and equipment enable integrated studies of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric systems, using chemical, biochemical, physical and biological analysisLearn more
Traditional beliefs shape sustainable farming in West AfricaLearn more
Food, glorious food
A feast of intellectual debate and local food is on offer during a Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary lecture, on the challenge of feeding a growing populationLearn more
The most satisfied students
Students say Lancaster University is the top place in the UK to study Physical Geography and Environmental Science.Learn more
In the top three for research impact
The Lancaster Environment Centre has been ranked third in the UK for the real-world impact of its researchLearn more
League table success
Lancaster University is one of the best places in the UK to study Geography, Environmental Science and Biological Sciences, according to the 2015 Guardian University Guide.Learn more
From Fair Trade to Fracking
Justice is at the heart of the teaching and research carried out by social scientists at the Lancaster Environment Centre. In From Fair trade to Fracking; why justice matters, four academics talk about the work they do and how it can help build a fairer world.
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LEC offers a range of degrees in which you can study global issues through different subjects, from Ecology to Earth Science and Human Geography.
Postgraduate students are taught by and work with world-class scientists in a wide range of environmentally related disciplines.
Our community of world-class researchers not only highlight the nature and scale of the world’s major environmental challenges, but also provide the underlying knowledge to help find effective, sustainable solutions.
By engaging with LEC academics and research staff businesses gain access to one of the largest groups of scientists and social scientists in Europe working in environment-related research fields.