Welcome to Lancaster Environment Centre

欢迎来兰卡斯特环境中心 Welcome to Lancaster Environment Centre

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

Welcome video

Study Programmes

LEC is one of the largest departments in Lancaster University and has staff and students from around the world. We have significant links to China both in delivering training programmes and in undertaking collaborative research. We recently established a research institute with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Foundation courses
Postgraduate Taught Masters

Online courses

Welcome information

Chinese students play a very important and high profile role in the cultural and social life of Lancaster University. Through our partner universities in China we host a Confucius Institute at Lancaster University which promotes Chinese cultural links, and we have a large and active Chinese Society.

Confucius Institute
Information for students from China
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
Chinese Partnerships
Chinese Delegation Visit
China-UK Innovation Deal
New Chinese Partnership


The best things about my course are the outstanding academics I get to work with, and I am benefitting enormously from what I learn from them.

Guofeng Hu, PhD Biological Science