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 experts, including volcanologists, geophysicists, atmospheric scientists, hydrologists and environmental modellers.

Combining the fundamental sciences with physical geography and geology, our four-year study abroad 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 your studies with courses including environmental processes, systems and issues, geological, biogeochemical and hydrological processes and an Introduction to Environmental Chemistry.

You will spend your second year at a university in North America, Australasia or Iceland and will study a range of subjects and develop a strong set of skills as well as undertaking environmental and geological field courses.

You will then go on in your third year to complete your dissertation with Employability Skills or a work placement and choose from diverse 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.