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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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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Reforested area in Australia.
07 Dec 2022

Countries bet on forests and soils to reach net-zero

New research by the University of East Anglia highlights the risks of countries relying on nature-based solutions to achieve net-zero.

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Two panels of the climate change mural artwork
25 Nov 2022

Climate change mural now on display at Norwich City Hall in historic year for Climatic Research Unit

On the 50th anniversary year of UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), the stark impact of climate change has been brought into focus by a giant mural now on...

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25 Nov 2022

Subsidence control reduces flood risk in China’s coastal communities in China

New research suggests that implementation of a national policy of subsidence control would greatly reduce the impacts on sea level rise for people living in...

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Icebergs melting in the Atlantic
18 Nov 2022

Climate change driving changes of plankton in our ocean

Scientists have discovered that the heating up of the North Atlantic is causing plankton to shift and change in abundance, indicating a threat to the earth’s...

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Emissions from a power plant in Thailand.
11 Nov 2022

No sign of decrease in global CO2 emissions

Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels, according to the latest annual update from the Global Carbon Project.

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