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

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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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

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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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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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

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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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 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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  News
Tall rainforest trees
18 Oct 2021

Dr Nem Vaughan awarded Philip Leverhulme prize

The prestigious award recognises outstanding researchers.

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Power station chimney emitting smoke
12 Oct 2021

How recovery from COVID-19’s impact on energy demand could help meet climate targets

New research examines different scenarios of energy-related demand and how they could impact climate mitigation targets.

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  News
House in Brazilian Amazonia.
07 Oct 2021

Study reveals impact of wild meat consumption on greenhouse gas emissions

Consuming sustainably sourced wild meat instead of domesticated livestock reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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  News
27 Sep 2021

Amazonian protected areas benefit both people and biodiversity

Highly positive social outcomes are linked to biodiversity efforts in Amazonian Sustainable-Use Protected Areas, according to new research from the University of...

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  News
16 Sep 2021

How climate change could impact algae in the global ocean

Global warming is likely to cause abrupt changes to important algal communities because of shifting biodiversity ‘break point’ boundaries in the oceans –...

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  News
15 Sep 2021

Ambitious research to study fundamental earth and environmental science questions

The University of East Anglia is leading one of five innovative new research projects that could push the boundaries of science and help us understand key...

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24 Aug 2021

UEA part of international team measuring how the Arctic responds to climate change

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have helped develop a new way to measure how Arctic plants respond to climate change.

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  News
06 Aug 2021

Government boosts UK resilience against climate change

New research to step up the UK’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, heatwaves and extreme weather storms, is made possible by the...

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Event

UEA at Norwich Science Festival - Hello Future Fashion Exhibition

  • Oct 23, 2021 10:00AM
  • The Forum, Norwich
  • Exhibition
  • Free

Sat 23 - Sat 30 October, 10am to 4pm Hello Future Fashion: exhibition and workshops. How much do you think about the clothes you wear? What are they made from? And what happens when we stop wearing them? Visit the Hello Future Fashion pop-up to explore the stories of our clothes, then learn new upcycling and mending skills in a range of workshops.

Event

UEA at Norwich Science Festival - Climate of Change Exhibition

  • Oct 23, 2021 10:00AM
  • The Forum, Norwich
  • Norwich Science Festival
  • Free

Sat 23 - Sat 30 October, 10am-4pm UEA Climate of Change is the University’s response to the UN Climate Conference hosted in Glasgow in November 2021. Drop into The Forum during the Science Festival to see the outcomes of projects that UEA have delivered with young people, together with an immersive climate change-related experience

Event

Lasdun lecture: What happened at COP26?

  • Nov 25, 2021 18:30PM
  • Lecture theatre 1, UEA and online - booking link to follow
  • Lecture
  • Free, booking link to follow

Free lecture hosted by UEA. Part of ClimateUEA - booking details to follow