Designed with careers in mind

The School of Environmental Sciences places a strong emphasis on applied work, where knowledge and skills are focused on tackling issues and agendas. You will graduate with skills, knowledge and, crucially, experience to excel in many aspects of how the earth’s systems operate and the impact that human activity is having on these natural systems.

Our emphasis on the practical aspects means that you will have access to excellent teaching facilities including the recently opened £23million Central Teaching Laboratories, including £5.6 million investment in state of the art laboratory equipment. There is a strong belief in the value of field classes and you will be taught by staff with an international reputation in their fields.

We offer both 3 year undergraduate programmes and, in response to the expectations of professional bodies, a growing number of integrated Masters programmes. 

A number of the School’s degree programmes involve laboratory and field work. The field work is carried out in various locations, ranging from inner city to coastal and mountainous environments. We consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same basis as all other students, and reasonable adjustments will be considered to address barriers to access.