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.



We offer degrees with a placement year, a year abroad and an integrated masters.

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School of Environmental Sciences

Sea defences on the coast of Ghana.
23 Mar 2023

Measuring impacts of climate change on heritage to be explored at conference

A major conference on coastal heritage loss due to climate change is taking place at the University of East Anglia next week.

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An injured man on the beach.
23 Mar 2023

Scientists warn of rise in potentially fatal bacterial infection due to global warming

Continued warming of the climate would see a rise in the number and spread of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found along parts of the coast of...

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Aerial view of a beach in the Maldives.
16 Feb 2023

Building higher islands could save the Maldives from sea-level rise, says study

Artificially raising island heights or building completely new higher islands have been proposed as solutions to sea-level rise in the Maldives and other...

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The RRS Sir David Attenborough in the Arctic.
01 Feb 2023

RRS Sir David Attenborough begins polar science trials in Antarctica

Researchers from the University of East Anglia have joined the UK’s new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough as it begins its polar science trials in Antarctica...

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A thermometer against a blue sky with blazing sun
12 Jan 2023

2022 sixth warmest year on record for global temperature

Globally 2022 was the sixth warmest year in a series stretching back to 1850, according to figures released today by the Met Office and University of East Anglia.

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Lightning over the ocean.
28 Dec 2022

Lightning sparks new source of climate data, 100 years later

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An arctic shelf pictured with an exploration vessel.
22 Dec 2022

Study identifies new cause of melting Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers have discovered a process that can contribute to the melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic.

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