Course Overview

Delivered jointly by our recently established Department of Chemistry and our award-winning Lancaster Environment Centre you will receive the highest-rated teaching in the field. Our Environmental Chemistry degrees are recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and cover the full spectrum of Environmental Chemistry.

It takes you from an understanding of naturally occurring chemicals through to the investigation of the impacts of human activity and the effects of pollutants, including radioactivity, on natural and man-made environments.

You begin your degree studying subjects including Environmental Processes and Systems and Biogeochemical Processes. In your second year, you will follow modules such as Soil Science and an Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry. Students on our Study Abroad variants spend their second year at one of Lancaster's renowned partner universities in North America. In the final year of your chosen degree, you study a range of compulsory and optional subjects, such as Organic Photochemistry, and complete work on your dissertation or research project.

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