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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School of Environmental Sciences

The Earth's stratosphere.
26 Jun 2023

Study of Earth’s stratosphere reduces uncertainty in future climate change

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reduces uncertainty in future climate change linked to the stratosphere, with important implications for...

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12 May 2023

New research project to help kickstart Norfolk seaweed industry

The Seaweed in East Anglia project aims to identify the steps needed to develop a successful seaweed industry in East Anglia, with a particular focus on Norfolk.

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Prof Carlos Peres
27 Apr 2023

Amazonian project named as top solution to planet health

Prof Carlos Peres, Professor of Conservation Ecology at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded one million Swiss Francs (around £900,000) as one of...

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A group of people inspecting farmland

Project aims to reduce emissions and increase biodiversity on Ribena blackcurrant farm

A new research project launches today designed to contribute to a carbon neutral supply chain and increase biodiversity on a Ribena blackcurrant farm in Norfolk. 

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A blue rove beetle.
13 Apr 2023

Biodiversity auditing key to success of new conservation plans

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A column of smoke rising from a power plant.
29 Mar 2023

“Critical tool” launched to track national contributions to climate change

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Sea defences on the coast of Ghana.
23 Mar 2023

Measuring impacts of climate change on heritage to be explored at conference

A major conference on coastal heritage loss due to climate change is taking place at the University of East Anglia next week.

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An injured man on the beach.
23 Mar 2023

Scientists warn of rise in potentially fatal bacterial infection due to global warming

Continued warming of the climate would see a rise in the number and spread of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found along parts of the coast of...

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