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.

 

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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BA

Geography with a Year in Industry

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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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 with a Placement Year

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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Year in Industry

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. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the...

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BSc

Geography with a Year in Industry

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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Research

School of Environmental Sciences

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Wildfire at sunset
25 Sep 2020

New research strengthens evidence for climate change increasing risk of wildfires

A review of new scientific publications has found they strengthen the evidence that climate change increases the frequency and/or severity of fire weather in...

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Subtropical Atlantic Forest, Southern Brazil
15 Sep 2020

Study reveals impact of centuries of human activity in American tropics

The devastating effects of human activity on wildlife in the American tropics over the last 500 years are revealed in a new study published today.

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Soldiers in a savannah
14 Sep 2020

Study examines how civil wars affect wildlife populations

A new study comprehensively reveals how civil wars impact wildlife in countries affected by conflict.

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Bustard bird in a field
10 Jul 2020

Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century.

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health worker temperature test
23 Jun 2020

UEA helps provide vital public information in fight against COVID-19

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has played a key role in contributing scientific research for the newly formed ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’ website,...

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two people on sofa wearing face masks and looking at mobile phones
16 Jun 2020

University experts want to know how lockdown is affecting your relationships

A team of experts is investigating how the coronavirus lockdown has impacted on people’s relationships and routines.

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computer simulations of terrestrial exoplanets
09 Jun 2020

Presence of airborne dust could signify increased habitability of distant planets, research shows

Scientists have expanded our understanding of potentially habitable planets orbiting distant stars by including a critical climate component – the presence of...

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forest floor after being burned
03 Jun 2020

Rivers help lock carbon from fires into oceans for thousands of years

The extent to which rivers transport burned carbon to oceans - where it can be stored for tens of millennia - is revealed in new research led by the University...

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