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


This programme is a four-year Integrated Undergraduate Masters degree that offers students the enviable opportunity to spend their third year in the USA, Canada or Australia. Your Year Abroad is fully integrated into your course, so it counts towards your final degree classification, and you take only Masters-level modules during your fourth and final year. Leeds was the first university in the UK to introduce the fully integrated international study year abroad and we have many years experience of working with internationally renowned institutions in North America and Australasia.

Environmental Science at Leeds is a thorough study of the Earth's physical and chemical processes and leads to a comprehensive overview of the interaction between the many different aspects of our environment. Expertise from across our School offers applied interdisciplinary insights into the study of real-world environmental problems. You can expect frequent contact with practising experts among the School’s staff, as well as visiting speakers, who represent the great variety of environmental fields of study.

You will deal with 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. At the end of the course you will have a thorough command of the subject, as well as valuable transferable and environmental skills, and you will be well-placed to enter employment or postgraduate education.

Reasons to study MEnv Environmental Science at Leeds

  • A year in the USA, Canada or Australia adds real value to your degree – broadening your academic horizons and demonstrating a high degree of independence. Attributes that are highly valued by prospective employers
  • Major investment in our teaching facilities, including new labs, computer clusters and microscopes
  • Research-led teaching across the breadth of environmental science
  • Tailor your degree with flexible programme pathways that reflect the breadth of expertise at Leeds and match your interests in Earth System Science, Atmospheric Processes, Water Science, Biogeoscience and Ecology, and Environmental Management
  • Hands-on field training with accommodation and travel paid for by the School 

Why Us?

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

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

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