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

Geophysics

Unearth the mysteries of our planet and delve deep into the wide-ranging subject of geophysics. From the skies and seas to earthquakes, volcanoes and the deep...

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BA

Geography with a Placement Year

Learn to tackle today’s biggest global challenges, from climate change, resource management and urban change to health, migration and poverty. On this course,...

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BSc

Geography with a Placement Year

Explore the many global challenges facing our planet today – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and the biodiversity crisis. You’ll have the...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Placement Year

Understanding and protecting our environment has never been so important. On this degree, you’ll explore some of the most critical subjects affecting the planet...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences and International Development

Study the science of environmental change and discover how it relates to the challenges of human development. You’ll explore the issues of poverty, inequality...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Foundation Year

Our Foundation Year is a great route onto our excellent Environmental Sciences degrees. The course will give you a thorough grounding in all the skills you need...

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BSc

Environmental Sciences

Understanding and protecting our environment has never been so important. On this degree, you’ll explore some of the most critical subjects affecting the planet...

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BA

Geography

Learn to tackle today’s biggest global challenges, from climate change, resource management and urban change to health, migration and poverty. On this course,...

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MSc

Environmental Sciences

Take our MSc Environmental Sciences and prepare yourself for a rewarding career. You’ll learn about the links between the effects of climate change and pollution...

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An autonomous underwater vehicle splashes through the Antarctic.
05 Sep 2022

Stunning new images provide ‘crystal ball’ for Thwaites’ future

History has seen Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier retreat even more quickly than it is today, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia.

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An orchid bee in the Amazonian rainforest.
26 Aug 2022

Hydropower dams induce widespread species extinctions across Amazonian forest islands

Hydropower should avoid flooding forests to minimise biodiversity loss and disturbance in the Amazonian rainforest, new research from UEA finds. 

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View from an airplane over the Arctic.
11 Aug 2022

Arctic flights to shed light on sea ice and storms link

Scientists from the University of East Anglia are spending the summer flying research aircraft through the heart of Arctic storms.

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The Thames riverbed impacted by drought
03 Aug 2022

Why we could be heading for a drought and what we can do about it

England and Wales have seen the driest start of the year since 1976 and it has raised concerns that the UK could be heading for a drought.

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Bluegrass under the sea.
28 Jul 2022

Carbon removal using ‘blue carbon’ habitats “uncertain and unreliable”

Restoring coastal vegetation – so called ‘blue carbon’ habitats – may not be the nature-based climate solution it is claimed to be, according to a new study.

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Prof Andy Jordan
22 Jul 2022

UEA professor receives prestigious British Academy fellowship for a lifetime devoted to climate change

Prof Andy Jordan, Professor of Environmental Policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA), has joined the likes of Dame Mary Beard and Sir Simon Schama in being...

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An English vineyard.
08 Jul 2022

Study predicts growth in UK wine production due to climate change

New research reveals how climate change is likely to increase the potential for wine production in the UK – with conditions projected to resemble those in famous...

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Plant in someone's hands
06 Jul 2022

UEA joins research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is jointly leading a novel network of researchers which is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move a step closer to net...

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