Students at Lancaster University's nearby field station

Environmental and Earth Sciences online open day

Discover the major challenges facing environments globally and explore their possible solutions.

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We have dedicated channels for each of our subject areas, as well as for any other questions you have about student life.

Staff and students are online to answer your questions about studying Environmental and Earth Sciences at Lancaster University.

Welcome to Environmental and Earth Sciences

Dr Amber Leeson welcomes you to this online open day.

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Your Environmental and Earth Science degree choices

Earth and Environmental Science

Covering topics as diverse as geological mapping and atmospheric processes, you will explore the factors and processes that control the Earth system.

Environmental Science

Our degrees will help you to understand how the environment has evolved to its current state and how it might change in the future.

Meet our students

Our students tell you what it is like to study Environmental and Earth Sciences at Lancaster University.

Where is Environmental and Earth Sciences on campus?

You will study in Lancaster Environment Centre in the southern half of the campus. This is the largest complex of buildings on the campus and features cutting-edge teaching laboratories, lecture theatres, break out spaces and facilities. It is situated just two minutes walk from the centre of campus, where you can access shops, cafes, study spaces and the Library.

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A view of the Engineering Building

Courses

Learning on location

We take full advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences, in addition to the opportunities to travel the world with optional overseas field trips. Fieldwork is a fascinating way to develop your practical skills. You’ll gain hands-on experience of a wide range of environmental, ecological and geological situations that will place your studies in the context of real-world issues.

Ben Ireland, BSc Earth and Environmental Science

A place for Ben

I got a good feel for Lancaster when I visited an Open Day. It was clear to me that students were really behind their university and passionate about showing visitors their home. I could tell that the University had a supportive community of students and tutors, and this definitely rings true as a student who decided to study at Lancaster.

My favourite topic I've studied is geology, and I have had many opportunities to take my learning beyond the University and out into the field. We went to White Scar Caves to check out the different rock types and see for ourselves various rock formations. I found the experience really insightful, especially being able to see how the rock formed in sequence over time, it helped me to contextualise what we learn in lectures and relate it back to real environments.

My tutors are also academic researchers, which means that our learning is tailored around discoveries made at the forefront of science and innovation. I am able to study real, relevant subjects and learn about new developments in topics such as climate change and the effects on our ecosystems almost as they happen. My course has enabled me to take a field trip to Mount Etna - with so many opportunities to get hands-on with my learning, I know this degree can take me wherever I want it to.

Ben Ireland, BSc Earth and Environmental Science

Sample lectures

Get a taste of what you will be studying at Lancaster University, with these two short sample lectures.

What to do next

Thank you for visiting the Environmental and Earth Sciences online open day. If you wish to know more, please get in touch using the links below or our email address lec.ug@lancaster.ac.uk.

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