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 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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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

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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21 Jul 2021

The impact of climate change on Kenya's Tana River Basin

Many species within Kenya’s Tana River Basin will be unable to survive if global temperatures continue to rise as they are on track to do – according to new...

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19 Jul 2021

Global satellite data shows clouds will amplify global heating

A new approach to analyse satellite measurements of Earth’s cloud cover reveals that clouds are very likely to enhance global heating, according to a new...

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07 Jul 2021

Atmospheric acidity impacts oceanic ecology

Increased acidity in the atmosphere is disrupting the ecological balance of the oceans, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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01 Jul 2021

Deforestation threatens one of the world’s largest eagles

One of the world’s largest and most endangered eagle species face further risk from rainforest destruction, new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)...

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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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