Environmental and Earth Sciences

Tackle some of the major challenges facing the world, develop your knowledge of how the Earth system works, enhance your lab and research skills and join us on exciting field trips to Iceland, Croatia and Spain.

  • 5th in the UK for Geography & Environmental Studies The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • 97% student satisfaction for the overall quality of the course National Student Survey 2017
  • 99% go onto employment or further study within six months DLHE 2012-15

Environmental Science

Environmental Science is key to tackling the challenges facing the world today. Our degrees will improve your understanding of how the environment has evolved to its current state and how it might change in the future. From studying how glaciers interact with the landscape to learning about the climate at our very own weather monitoring station, we will equip you with knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning how the Earth works. 

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Earth and Environmental Science

Explore topics as diverse as geological mapping, atmospheric processes and tectonics and sedimentation. We place great emphasis on developing your lab and fieldwork skills as part of the degree, taking full advantage of our unique location to offer many local field trips. You will also have the opportunity to study different environments around the world with our range of exciting overseas field courses.

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Take your learning outside of the lecture theatre, as far afield as Iceland or Mount Etna, with our exciting range of field courses. Our natural surroundings and international links help us to create amazing fieldwork experiences, spanning from half day excursions to week long residential trips.

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