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School of Earth and Environment

School of Earth and Environment

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is renowned for its teaching, global research and engagement with industry and government. We bring together physical science disciplines from earth sciences, environmental sciences with environmental social sciences – the study of human interaction with the environment.

Our School has 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. They’ll bring their exciting research into your learning experience, so you can benefit directly from their knowledge and expertise.

Our courses

A Masters course can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Our courses, like our research, range across subject areas; Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Sustainability and Business.

Earth and Atmospheric Science

Sustainability and Business

We are a major international powerhouse for environmental research, which is carried out across the School’s five institutes: The Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI), The Institute of Applied Geoscience (IAG), The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT), The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) and The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI).

Throughout your degree at Leeds, you will be directly engaged in the School’s work and contribute towards our research output. Your lectures will be based on research that is happening right now, and will be taught by lecturers who are at the cutting edge of international research within their fields.

School of Earth and Environment


All of our Masters degrees have a strong vocational element, with employability embedded throughout our modules.

We offer industry-relevant degrees, with course content discussed annually with our industrial advisory board – ensuring that courses remain relevant and that learning outcomes meet the changing needs of employers.

Recent graduates have secured positions across sustainability, earth and atmospheric sciences including:

  • Graduate Safety, Health and Environment Trainee Manager, ABP Food Group
  • Research Assistant, University of Leeds
  • Graduate Engineering Geologist, Atkins
  • Geophysicist, Bell Geospace Ltd
  • Seismologist, Escuela Politecnica Nacional – Instituto Geofisico
  • Air Quality Scientist, Golder
  • Environmental Consultant, Haskoning UK Ltd
  • PhD study


We offer scholarship opportunities to support and reward UK, EU and International students.

Apply now to join us in 2019.


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