School of Earth and Environment

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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Undergraduate Open Days

Explore campus, talk to our staff and students and find out about your course at our Open Days.

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Fossil fuels offer a poor return on investment

An evaluation of the global energy return on investment for fossil fuels and renewable sources reveals a much more level playing field than previously believed.

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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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Top 20

in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

90%

of our research is

'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' REF 2014

Top 10

in the world for Atmospheric Science

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019

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

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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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