Welcome to Lancaster Environment Centre

We deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are concerned with the physical and biotic environment of the world around us, and the implications of changes to that environment for society. Our research explores changes in the environment and aims to develop and deliver solutions to global environmental issues.

Study Programmes

Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is one of the largest departments in Lancaster University and has staff and students from around the world. As a leading international environment centre, we deliver a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that address environmental systems and the interactions of human society and the environment.

Foundation courses
Postgraduate Taught Masters
Postgraduate Research
Online courses

Welcome information

Students from African countries play an important role in life at Lancaster University. The University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with four of the top universities in West Africa to facilitate collaboration on the growing number of African students enrolling to study MSc and PhD degrees at LEC.

Students from Botswana
Students from Ghana
Students from Nigeria
Students from other countries
Life at Lancaster


Researchers in LEC conduct both fundamental and applied environmental research. A driving aim is to assemble cross-disciplinary research teams to address 21st century environmental challenges, especially those related to environmental change, sustainable (water, energy) resource and chemical management, biodiversity and ecosystem function, and sustainable agriculture.

Research at Lancaster
African Partnerships
New Links with Nigeria
Resources in Africa
Armyworm website launched


The reputation of LEC was what attracted me... I have certainly gained a lot from LEC.

Nkechi Ukpaka, MSc Environmental Science and Technology