Environment and Sustainability
10 - 28 July 2023
You will embark on a journey into our natural environment and explore a broad range of topics. Through a mixture of interactive lectures, practical laboratory sessions and field excursions, this course is perfectly designed to build your knowledge of our natural environment, and the human impacts on it – with a focus on innovations in sustainability.
Tab Content: Programme Overview
Week 1 and 2
You will be introduced to the culture, lifestyle and the environment of the UK and explore:
- Natural environments
- Hydrology/flooding/water treatment
- Sustainability and circular economy
- Soil/water/food security
- Environmental pollution
- GIS and Environmental Data Science
There will be a two-night trip to London to explore the capital.
You will also be preparing assessment materials and working on a team project under the theme of ‘Understanding, Respecting and Managing the Environment’, where you will develop a scientific approach to the study of environmental problems.
Intercultural and social experience
Throughout the three weeks, you will be accompanied by Lancaster Student Ambassadors who will help you settle into Lancaster, showing you around campus, and answering your questions. They will also lead evening social activities and weekend trips, giving you plenty of chances to make new international friends.
Tab Content: Entry Requirements
As well as meeting the Global Summer Schools admissions requirements, you will need to have studied a relevant subject at university to participate in Environment and Sustainability. This could include courses in:
- Natural Sciences
- Environmental Science
If you are not sure whether you have relevant experience, please contact us.
Tab Content: Credits & Assessment
Students who complete this course are awarded 15 LU / 4 US / 7.5 ECTS credits.
This summer school will be assessed through three methods:
- 30%: Group project
- 10%: Group presentation on your environmental project
- 60%: Individual reflective essay (2,000 words plus figures, tables, references and appendices) submitted post programme.
Tab Content: Fees
The 2023 fee of £3,355 covers
- single ensuite accommodation (the 2 night stay in London will be in shared rooms)
- most meals (meals are not provided when away from campus during scheduled overnight trips, e.g. London).
Please note there may be extra living costs, such as if you opt in to additional trips or eat out.
Find the cost breakdown on the Global Summer Schools page.
What our students think
'I learned various fields related to the environment through the summer school, my way of thinking for my research was changed.'
'The summer school developed my communication skills and my courage.'
'I learned that it is important to think of environmental problems from various viewpoints.'