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Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs
Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation.Learn More
In the top 5
Lancaster University is ranked 5th in the UK for its Geography, Environmental and Earth Science degrees, by the Guardian University Guide 2017Learn More
Thinking of studying Geography, Biology, Ecology & Conservation or Environmental & Earth Science? Come to our Open Day on Saturday 9 JulyLearn More
Are my cosmetics a health risk?
Lessons from the field of medicine could help provide clearer answers to questions about chemical safety in everyday products, according to researchersLearn More
World Around Me
App created by Lancaster start-up company wins a Google Play AwardLearn More
Got a great eco-business idea?
North West SMEs with commercial ideas to benefit the environment can tap into research expertise, facilities and funding to bring their ideas to fruitionLearn More
Fashion can fuel ecosystem collapse
A fashion for otter fur in the 19th Century provides insight into how social changes can be a warning for ecosystems on the brink of collapseLearn More
We will equip you with the real-world skills required to help you tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease, helping to protect endangered species, or trying to make sure the world has enough food.
Lancaster was one of the first universities in the world to offer a degree in Ecology and we are still a national leader in this area. We will provide you with a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice and you will gain a deep understanding of how these relate to the conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.
Environmental or Earth sciences at Lancaster will uniquely equip you to work on major global challenges, including climate change, water and soil pollution, food production and the management of hazards such as flooding or volcanic eruptions. Our degrees were ranked in the UK top 5 in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.
Our world-leading researchers cover the diversity of contemporary human and physical geography, using exciting teaching methods to explore critical social, political and environmental questions. Lancaster is rated in the Top 50 Geography courses across the world by QS World University Rankings and within the UK top 5 in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.