School of Environmental Sciences

We're proud to be one of the most developed schools of our kind in Europe. But what does it mean to be an excellent institution for environmental sciences?

For us, it means a focus on research that matters. We influence policy at the highest levels on climate change, atmospheric and ocean science, natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation.

It means being open to learning. We are an interdisciplinary school, bringing together different aspects of natural and social sciences. Today's problems require inventive solutions, so we encourage students to explore psychological, policymaking and scientific approaches, making them adaptable, inventive and collaborative. We also give our students opportunities to learn from hands-on experience in their chosen subject area.

It also means always striving to be better. We were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, marking 50 years of research and discovery. We're dedicated to welcoming and inspiring new generations of diverse, committed, confident scientists and problem-solvers.

 

BSc

Environmental Sciences

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences and International Development

Why are the problems of poverty, inequality and access to natural resources so intractable in some parts of the world? How do societies manage the trade-offs...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Placement Year

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we...

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MSci

Environmental Sciences with a Year Abroad

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we...

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BSc

Geography

Explore our dynamic and ever changing world – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and biodiversity.

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BA

Geography

How do we respond effectively to climate change? How do we manage our dwindling resources? How do we deal with population growth in cities and the challenges of...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Foundation Year

How can we change our behavior to reduce the effects of climate change? What controls the Earth’s natural systems? What might our landscape look like in the...

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BSc

Geography with a Placement Year

Explore our dynamic and ever changing world – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and biodiversity. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the...

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BA

Geography with a Placement Year

How do we respond effectively to climate change?How do we manage our dwindling resources?How do we deal with population growth in cities and the challenges of...

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Research

School of Environmental Sciences

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Sir David Attenborough and HRH Prince William
01 Dec 2020

UEA urging community to submit their Earthshots for chance of £1m prize

It’s the most prestigious environmental award in history and UEA is one of a handful of UK universities who can submit entries. So if you have a ready-made...

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30 Nov 2020

Study reveals unintended impact of conservation policies

New research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows how conservation polices can avoid having unintended consequences for local ecosystems and people.

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Globe with ClimateOfChange and ClimateUEA logos
18 Nov 2020

UEA among top universities urging G20 leaders to prioritise net zero emissions

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is part of an international coalition of leading climate research universities urging world leaders to prioritise net zero...

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Norwich Research Park
18 Nov 2020

UEA researchers named in world’s 2020 most highly cited list

Ten Norwich Research Park scientists have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020, including five from the University of East Anglia.

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ESD research app in use on four different mobile phone screens
10 Nov 2020

New app allows users to explore how global warming changes their cities’ climate

A new mobile app allows people to explore how global warming will affect the future climate of their towns and cities.

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Senior hands giving small planet earth model to a child
28 Oct 2020

20 years of pioneering climate research

From adapting to heatwaves, to decarbonisation and coastal sea-level rises, the work of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research assesses and explores...

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Diatoms
21 Oct 2020

New project aims to provide genetic insights into key aquatic microbes

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are to embark on the largest algal genome sequencing project to date.

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Freshwater carp feeding with sunlight reflecting off of the surface of the water
15 Oct 2020

Australian carp virus plan 'dead in the water'

Plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australia are unlikely to work and should be dropped – according to new research involving...

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Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free
Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Nov 23, 2020 09:00AM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free