Undergraduate degrees 2024
We have one of the largest groups of environmental scientists, geologists, geophysicists and social scientists in the UK, who are all working together to tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges, including the energy transition, low carbon futures, global food and water security, and understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change. You'll benefit from a research-based learning environment, learning directly from their knowledge and expertise.
Enhancing your degree
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Why study at Leeds?
Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking.
Flexible degrees: Enhance your learning by choosing to take a study abroad year or industry placement, which develops your independence and is attractive to employers.
Hands-on learning: Gain valuable hands-on experience using our specialist facilities and develop individual research skills through exciting fieldwork.
Accredited degrees: Many of our degrees are accredited by the relevant professional institution, such as The Geological Society and The Institution of Environmental Sciences.
Career prospects: Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers. 85% of UK based graduates from the School of Earth and Environment are in graduate level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20).
Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world.
Supporting your studies: We support you from the moment you arrive to help you adjust to studying at university, and you'll be guided through your course by your personal tutor. We’re proud to have been awarded Silver Athena SWAN status which shows our strong commitment to equality.
Which degree is right for you?
Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment
in the world for Earth Sciences
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
in the world for Environmental Sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
in the UK for Geology, Geography and Environmental Science
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Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.
Funding your degree
If you have the talent, drive and potential to succeed, we want to make sure you can study with us whatever your financial circumstances. Find out about the different types of funding available in our funding overview and scholarships directory.
Find your place
One of the best ways to find out what it's like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.
“This course completely changes your mind-set and gives you a new insight in how to approach such geo-societal issues, whilst also developing key transferable skills.”
Charlotte Webb, Geology BSc
Almudena Lopez de Cardenas
"Student life in Leeds truly is amazing, and there is always something new to do and learn."
Almudena Lopez de Cardenas, Environment and Business BA
"My experiences at Leeds have undoubtedly helped me greatly in terms of being able to convey an in-depth knowledge of environmental issues."
Rob Sowden, BSc Environmental Science (Industrial)
Join our online taster course
Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment is an online course, delivered via FutureLearn, where you will learn about the processes of the hydrosphere, the geosphere and the biosphere and explore the impact of human activity and climate change on our planet.