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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  News
14 Jan 2021

2020 ends earth’s warmest 10 years on record

The latest data confirms 2020 concludes the earth’s warmest 10-year period on record.

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  News
Prof Corinne Le Quere
17 Dec 2020

Ground-breaking UEA PhD scholarships to bring together climate science and creative writing

With the next ten years seen as being a profound and critical decade for climate change, UEA has brought together two of its most celebrated fields of study,...

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  News
Field activities in the Choco cacao expedition
17 Dec 2020

Biodiversity key to economic development in Colombia

The natural resources of one the world’s most biodiverse countries are the key to its economic future, according to new research led by the University of East...

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  News
16 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 university challenge

Universities should keep their windows fully open and students shouldn’t share personal items – according to new University of East Anglia research into reducing...

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15 Dec 2020

UEA contributes to major update to key global temperature dataset

The Met Office and the University of East Anglia (UEA) are today announcing a series of key improvements to their long-running global temperature dataset, HadCRUT.

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11 Dec 2020

COVID lockdown causes record drop in CO2 emissions for 2020

The global COVID-19 lockdowns caused fossil carbon dioxide emissions to decline by an estimated 2.4 billion tonnes in 2020 - a record drop according to...

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  News
09 Dec 2020

€5.7 million EU funding for major UEA research projects

From tackling climate change to studying fertility – researchers at the University of East Anglia have secured EU funding worth more than €5.7 million (£5.15...

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03 Dec 2020

UEA academic honoured for outstanding contribution to Antarctic science

A researcher at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been recognised for making an outstanding contribution to Antarctic science by having a glacier named...

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Event

EDESIA Q&A sessions for applicants

  • Jan 4, 2021 17:00PM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 5693 3965 / Passcode: 639223

Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

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