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.

 

MSc

Environmental Sciences

What are the links between the effects of climate change and pollution and the mismanagement and over exploitation of resources? How can we solve 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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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

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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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

Geography

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

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BSc

Geology with Geography

What happens during an earthquake? What’s going on inside an erupting volcano? How does a meteorite impact affect the Earth? Why do flash floods happen and can...

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BSc

Geophysics

What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it? Explore geophysics in the context of...

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Research

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07 Jun 2021

Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods

University of East Anglia climate experts warn that, without urgent action, climate change will continue to cause an increase in the intensity of extreme...

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Karen Heywood at the Antarctic
07 May 2021

Prof Karen Heywood honoured as Fellow of the Royal Society

UEA’s Prof Karen Heywood, Professor of Physical Oceanography in ENV, has been recognised for a lifetime of pioneering research into the physics of the ocean with...

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07 May 2021

How we created the 'perfect storm' for pandemics

The way that many of us live has created the “perfect storm” for the evolution and transmission of infectious diseases like Covid-19 according to a researcher at...

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29 Apr 2021

Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse due to warm mountain winds

Antarctica’s fourth largest ice shelf risks collapse due to mountain winds, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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26 Mar 2021

Intensity of tropical cyclones is probably increasing due to climate change

Many tropical cyclone-prone regions of the world are expected to experience storm systems of greater intensity over the coming century, according to a review of...

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19 Mar 2021

World Water Day spotlight on UEA’s water security research centre

From adapting to climate change and tackling water scarcity to the burden of carrying water faced by millions of people, and particularly women, around the world...

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15 Mar 2021

UEA switches to Ecosia to turn internet searches into thousands of trees

UEA is switching its default search engine on campus computers to Ecosia, in a move that will potentially result in over 100,000 more trees being planted each...

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08 Mar 2021

Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities

Coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average – according to new research from the University of...

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