School of Earth and Environment

This information is for courses starting in September 2016, if you are applying for September 2017 please visit the University’s Course Listings.

96% Overall Satisfaction
(Physical Geography and Environmental Science)

National Student Survey 2015


Students of BSc Environmental Science at Leeds gain a thorough understanding of the Earth's physical and chemical processes and develop a comprehensive overview of the interaction between the many different aspects of our environment. The wide range of expertise across our School offers applied interdisciplinary insights into the study of real-world environmental problems. You can expect frequent contact with practising experts, both staff in the School and visiting speakers, who represent the great variety of environmental study.

You will experience the wide range of issues confronting environmental managers or aid workers. The skills you learn will underpin your environmental studies and are essential for your understanding of relevant scientific issues. They will also help you to apply sophisticated scientific techniques for solving environmental problems. You will graduate with a thorough command of your subject, as well as valuable transferable and environmental skills, and be well-placed to enter employment or postgraduate education (MSc).

 Reasons to study Environmental Science at Leeds

  1. Major investment in our teaching facilities, including new labs, computer clusters and microscopes
  2. Research-led teaching across the breadth of environmental science
  3. Tailor your degree with flexible pathways that reflect the breadth of expertise at Leeds: match your interests in Earth System Science, Atmospheric Processes, Water Science, Biogeoscience and Ecology, and Environmental Management
  4. Real training in data collection and analysis, careers skills developmenta and refining your research skills via a major project
  5. Hands-on field training with accommodation and travel paid for by the School

Our four-year BSc programme options include a Year in Industry (available directly through UCAS; see the Year in Industry tab, above, for more information and the appropriate UCAS code). Alternatively, you may opt for a Study Year Abroad, and both of these options add real value to your degree. A four-year Master of Environmental Science degree (MEnv) is available to students who have high entry grades and a desire to study overseas - click here for more details.

Why Us?

The School of Earth and Environment is one of the largest and most vibrant Schools in the country. Leeds is unique is having brought together the full range of disciplines from Meteorology and Geophysics, through Environmental Science and Geology, to Environmental Social Science.

Our £23.5 million building opened in April 2010 and includes state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. Leeds is a Russell Group research-intensive University where you are sure to interact with staff who are at the cutting edge of world-class research in their fields, and who will bring this expertise into their teaching. More information on our approach to learning and teaching can be found here.

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