School of Earth and Environment

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

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Avoiding fossil-fuel “lock-in” could help limit global temperature rise

There is a 64% chance of limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels if fossil fuel infrastructure is immediately phased out, according to new research.

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Environmental Challenges

Explore how human society interacts with the natural world, through this flexible program of online courses

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Pollution
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School of Earth and Environment

The School of Earth and Environment is home to one of the largest groupings of Earth, environmental and social scientists tackling global issues such as climate change, energy, water and sustainable development. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your field from world-leading researchers.

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Undergraduate student

Our world-leading research feeds directly into our teaching which means you will learn from people who are international authorities in climate science, sustainability, geology and geophysics.

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Masters students

Our range of masters courses will equip you with not only expert subject knowledge, but with important professional and transferable skills that employers require.

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Research projects

As a researcher at Leeds, you will be immersed in a friendly, supportive and diverse research community where you can make breakthroughs happen.

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LIFD launch

The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD) is celebrating a successful…

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Government confirms 150-plus Leeds PhD places

More than 150 fully-funded PhD researcher places are being created in Leeds…

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Pipes civil

Researchers from Leeds are partners in two pioneering international…

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A new cross-disciplinary institute to study fluid dynamics will launch on January 30th, 2019.

A new cross-disciplinary institute to study fluid dynamics will launch on…

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ICAS internal seminar with Dr Sam Hardy, and Martin Daily. Chair: Stewart Jennings

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Professor Yinon Rudich, Weizmann Institute of Science

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Presented by Daniela Portella Sampaio.

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Paul Quinn

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar. Speaker Paul Quinn, Diamond Light Source Ltd.

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Explore the relationships between people and nature, and the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources, through this flexible program of online courses.

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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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As a graduate of the School you are one of our most important advocates, and we are always delighted to hear from our former students.

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We provide businesses with access to our talented students through a free end-to-end, managed recruitment service.

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