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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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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A pink pigeon perches on a branch.
13 May 2022

Not all is rosy for the pink pigeon, study finds

The authors of a major study on the once critically endangered pink pigeon say boosting the species’ numbers is not enough to save it from extinction in the future.

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Microplastics on a finger
10 May 2022

How microplastics in the air are polluting the most remote places on earth

Microplastics are being transported to some of the most remote places on earth by the wind, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia.

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Weybourn Atmospheric Observatory
22 Apr 2022

Breakthrough in estimating fossil fuel CO2 emissions

A team of scientists led by the UEA has made a major breakthrough in detecting changes in fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions more quickly and frequently.

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Two vultures stand on a grassy plain
12 Apr 2022

Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the areas in Europe and North Africa where the construction of wind turbines or power lines is...

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Professor Peter Liss
06 Apr 2022

Professor appointed member of prestigious council

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science, Prof Peter Liss has been appointed as a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the second...

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A helicopter drops water on a wildfire.
28 Feb 2022

IPCC report says climate change is causing dangerous disruption to nature

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have played a leading role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today.

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A flooded tropical urban area.
28 Jan 2022

Rising global temperatures spell high flood risk for river basins 

River basins around the world are vulnerable to increased flood danger from rising global temperatures, according to new research from UEA.

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