School of Earth and Environment

Top 15 in the world

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

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Warmer springs can actually reduce overall plant growth

An extensive study on the effects of warmer springs on plant growth in northern regions shows substantially reduced plant productivity in later months

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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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Image of a bramble cay melomys rat

An extensive new study will aid scientists in updating conservation…

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Image of the Earth from space.

A new study has produced a detailed estimation for when there was enough…

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An extensive study on the effects of warmer springs on plant growth in…

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A leading member of the School has been recognised as part of the…

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Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics seminar. Speaker Andy Thompson, University College London.

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ICAS internal seminar with Dr Jill Johnson, Bianca Bavel and William Rolls. Chair: Laura Kiely

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Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science external seminar. Speaker Dr Graham Mann, University of Leeds.

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Sustainability Research Institute seminar. Speaker Mags Tingey, PhD researcher and Research Officer, University of Edinburgh.

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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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