What Will You Study

Based within the purpose-built Lancaster Environment Centre, you'll have access to the latest knowledge and teaching from world-class Earth scientists and Environmental scientists, including specialists in volcanology, geophysics, atmospheric science, hydrology and environmental modellers.

Combining fundamental physical sciences with geology and aspects of physical geography, our four-year MSci in Earth and Environmental Science degree gives you an unprecedented breadth of learning. You'll examine the geological processes that underpin our planet before linking these to human impacts on the land, atmosphere and oceans.

You will begin your studies with courses including environmental processes, systems and issues, geological, biogeochemical and hydrological processes.  In your second year, you will then go on to study a range of subjects and develop a strong set of laboratory skills as well as undertaking environmental and geological field courses.  You will then go on in your third year to complete a research project or dissertation with employability skills and choose from specialist options such as Air Pollution and Climate, Volcanic Processes Field Course and Water Resource Management

Your fourth and final year will include an extended dissertation module and the module Physical Volcanology. You will also choose three optional modules from a list including Geoinformatics, Modelling Environmental Processes and Environmental Radioactivity. Students will complete their degrees with detailed master-level knowledge of earth science and the interface with the surface environment, giving an advantage over those taking shorter programmes.