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

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 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 Placement Year

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 with a Placement Year

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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MSci

Environmental Sciences with a Year Abroad

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 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

Geography

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

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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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Research

School of Environmental Sciences

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Senior hands giving small planet earth model to a child
28 Oct 2020

20 years of pioneering climate research

From adapting to heatwaves, to decarbonisation and coastal sea-level rises, the work of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research assesses and explores...

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Diatoms
21 Oct 2020

New project aims to provide genetic insights into key aquatic microbes

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are to embark on the largest algal genome sequencing project to date.

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Freshwater carp feeding with sunlight reflecting off of the surface of the water
15 Oct 2020

Australian carp virus plan 'dead in the water'

Plans to release a virus to reduce numbers of invasive Common Carp in Australia are unlikely to work and should be dropped – according to new research involving...

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Tractor fertilizer spreader in young wheat field
07 Oct 2020

N2O emissions pose an increasing climate threat, finds breakthrough study

Rising nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study by an international team of...

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White stork
01 Oct 2020

Tracking of UK white storks reveals new migratory routes and strategies

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are tracking white storks in a bid to find out about migratory habits that disappeared more than 600 years ago.

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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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