UG Study

An understanding of Earth's complex biological and physical systems is central to the sustainability of our planet. LEC offers a range of degrees in which you can study global issues through different subjects, from Ecology to Earth Science and Human Geography.

What have our degrees got to offer you?

Excellence in Teaching

Lancaster Environment Centre is an award winning teaching institution. We have been commended by the Periodic Quality Review (PQR) for our on-going commitments towards student learning, and we consistently perform very well in the National Student Survey. A high proportion of our staff are involved with pioneering pieces of research and as such, our students are exposed to the latest thinking in all subject areas.

Staff have won national awards for excellence and innovation in teaching. For example, Dr. Andrew Folkard won a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2006 and Prof. Barbara Maher won the Pilkington Prize in 2013.


We recognise that it can be difficult for you to decide the exact nature of your degree studies before you arrive at Lancaster. So, we offer a great deal of flexibility between our 30 degree programmes. In most cases, you will have the opportunity to switch between degree schemes up until the start of your second year.

We offer a great degree of flexibility within our degree programmes too, with around 100 module options available to you in different specialist topics. Because LEC offers teaching across a wide spectrum of subjects, you will have opportunities to select topics from outside your main subject area to complement and expand your knowledge base.

Study Abroad

We offer you the exciting opportunity to study abroad for part of your degree. This could be a few months in Europe, or your whole second year in North America, Australasia or Iceland. Your degree will still be completed in three years; the marks you gain from assessment abroad are used for your final degree grading.