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

Online courses

Welcome information

Students from South Asia play a important role in the cultural and social life of Lancaster University. Through our partner university, the GD Goenka World Institute in India, the University also runs Lancaster degree schemes in the region.

Information for students from India
Partnership with Goenka
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
International Masters Programme
Geology in the Himalayas
Fieldwork in Bangladesh


I came to Lancaster University because of the high standard of education and because it ranks in the top 1% in the world.

Karthikeshwar Sankar, MSc Environmental Science and Technology