Faculty of Environment

Brazilian Amazon forests

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Faculty of Environment

The world is facing challenges of environmental change and increasing natural hazards. These changes affect every aspect of society from how we produce food, to the cities we live in and the natural resources we depend on. There is a growing need to understand them and create 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, food 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.


in the UK for Geography and Environmental Sciences

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in the UK for Food Science and Nutrition

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in the world for Transportation Science and Technology

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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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