Faculty of Environment

Addressing global challenges

Our interdisciplinary research is delivering new knowledge and technologies

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Using weather radar to monitor insects

Our researchers are working with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science to develop a pioneering technique that allows them to monitor insects in the air using weather radars.

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iCASE studentship

Developing the environmental scientists of the future

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Faculty of Environment

The world is facing challenges of environmental change and natural hazards. These changes affect the whole of society and there is a growing need to understand them to provide advice and practical solutions to manage and mitigate their impact.

We tackle these challenges by bringing together expertise across a wide range of topics, covering earth sciences, environmental science, sustainability, geography and transport planning to deliver impact-orientated research.

Our research informs student education opportunities, which means you'll learn about the latest developments from world-leading researchers and gain the wide-ranging skills required to help address pressing environmental and societal issues.

Top 20

in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

36th

in the world for Geography

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

12th

in the world for Transportation Science and Technology

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

Postgraduate research opportunities

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

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Researchers from the School of Earth and Environment were part of an…

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Two academics at the University of Leeds have been elected as Fellows of the…

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A BA Geography alum has received a prestigious Daiwa Scholarship, a unique…

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October open day 2018
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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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