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Undergraduate degrees

We have one of the largest groups of environmental scientists and social scientists in the UK, who are all working together to tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. You'll benefit from a research-based learning environment, learning directly from their knowledge and expertise.

We also contribute modules to the interdisciplinary Natural Sciences degree, which is taught across Science and Environment.

Enhancing your degree

Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your university experience, develop as a person, and grow in confidence.

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Taking a work placement during your course gives you a competitive edge when taking your next steps.

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Fieldwork is an excellent way to develop qualities that make employers notice you, such as communication, team-working, and initiative.

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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 field trips.

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?

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Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment

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Top 40

in the world for Environmental Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top 25

in the world for Earth Sciences

ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Top ten

in the UK for Geology, Geography and Environmental Science

Complete University Guide 2023

Exploring Leeds

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.

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

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"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

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"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)

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