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.

 

MSc

Environmental Sciences

What are the links between the effects of climate change and pollution and the mismanagement and overexploitation of resources? How can we solve the...

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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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BSc

Environmental Sciences with a Foundation Year

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

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Research

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Cryptosporidium parvum under the microscope
30 Jun 2022

How globalisation could be making human parasites more virulent

Parasites that cause severe diarrhoea are likely to become more virulent because of the speed at which they are exchanging their DNA and evolving – according to...

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Grassland wildfire
30 Jun 2022

Climate change will increase chances of wildfire globally – but humans can still help reduce the risk

New research highlights how the risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change – but also, how human actions and policies can play a critical role in...

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Aerial view from drone of a large flood affecting many houses in a town.
29 Jun 2022

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would reduce risks to humans by up to 85%

New UEA research quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.

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A Turtle Dove on a branch
25 Jun 2022

Built infrastructure, hunting and climate change linked to huge migratory bird declines

Migratory birds are declining globally because of the way that humans have modified the landscape over recent decades, UEA research shows.

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Karen Heywood on a boat in the Antarctic
02 Jun 2022

UEA marine science professor awarded OBE in Queen’s birthday honours list

Prof Karen Heywood, Professor of Physical Oceanography in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA), has been recognised for a...

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A penguin dives underwater
02 Jun 2022

Zinc vital to evolution of complex life in polar oceans

New research provides the first evidence for why we have complex life forms in polar oceans and highlights the threat posed to them by global warming.

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World of lights with a really bright light shining from Norwich
12 May 2022

UEA’s research confirmed as ‘world-leading’ by national assessment

The global significance and real-world impact of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) research has been confirmed with the Research Excellence Framework 2021...

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