Welcome to Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) delivers 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

We are a leading international environment centre and deliver a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Foundation Study
Taught Masters

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Welcome information

LEC is one of the largest departments in Lancaster University and has staff and students from around the world. We have active research links with leading universities in Brazil including the Federal University of Lavras where Lancaster and Lavras jointly teach PhD courses in Biodiversity.

Life at Lancaster
Federal University of Lavras (UFLA)


Researchers in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) conduct both fundamental and applied environmental research. A driving aim behind LEC 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.


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