Fieldwork

At Lancaster, we take advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences for students.

Our students have the opportunity to take their learning outside the lecture theatre as part of our UK and International field courses.

We provide you with many different opportunities for fieldwork, ranging from half- or full-day excursions, to week-long residential trips in the UK and overseas, including Italy, Iceland, Croatia, the Lake District, and Scotland. Field courses are not only a great opportunity for you to apply your knowledge to different contexts around the world, but also to get to know your fellow students and lecturers at the same time!

Environmental Field Course, Carrock Fell

Spanish-DoƱana Field Course

Residential module, in the northern Lake District, for all second year students studying Environmental and Earth Sciences degrees. 

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Geological Mapping, Isle of Mull

This is a core residential course to the Island of Mull, Scotland. It provides training in geological mapping, Earth processes and field work logistics, and prepares students who wish to do a geological field project as part of their dissertation.

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Investigating Mediterranean Environments, Spain

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Visit an area of steep environmental gradients, ranging from semi-arid conditions up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, in Spain.

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Volcanic Processes, Mount Etna

Mount Etna

This field course involves studying volcanic processes on Europe's largest active volcano, Mt Etna, Sicily. 

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Water, Society and the Istrian Peninsula

This field course tackles the challenges of managing the environment and especially water resources in the Istrian Peninsula.

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Hydrological Processes, Slapton Ley

Spend a week in the summer vacation studying hydrological processes at a coastal freshwater lake.

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Glacier-Landscape Interactions, Iceland

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Discover how glaciers interact with the volcanic environment of Iceland during this week-long field course. 

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Local Field Excursions

Many of our modules offer full or half day field excursions, taking advantage of our unique location perfectly situated amongst areas of outstanding natural beauty, coastal areas and other natural environments!

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