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The School of Earth and Environment provides a stimulating learning experience for students of earth, environmental science and environmental management. Our research was rated as grade 5 in the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise.
We have over 80 academic staff in the school covering a wide variety of research which is undertaken by four institutes within the School.
Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) is dedicated to the development and application of interdisciplinary environmental analysis in realisation of the principles of sustainable development:
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is dedicated to understanding the physical and chemical processes that govern the behaviour of Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric processes are investigated using numerical models and field and laboratory experiments from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere.
Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of the Earth and neighbouring planets. Detection and measurement of resources in the crustal layer and understanding of geological hazard; measurement of gravity, magnetism, seismic waves and electrical properties, theoretical and computer modelling, and surface structural mapping.
Institute of Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI) researches the physical, biological and geochemical processes to understand controls on the modern environment (both land and sea) and how man is affecting that system.
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Climate Change is a growing issue for environmental policy makers at the international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non-profit making organisations. Read more
Our Engineering Geology MSc provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Read more
Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today, and as part of our Environment and Development MSc you will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training to help you understand the many perspectives on these issues. Read more
Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today, on our Envrionment and Development with Integrated Fieldwork MSc you will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training to help you understand the many perspectives on these issues. Read more
This is the only applied structural geology Masters in the UK. It provides you with advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries, or for PhD study. Read more
If you have a positive vision of the future, want to lead innovation and do business better – either across a large organisation or through your own startup – then our Sustainability and Business MSc is ideal for you. Read more
The Sustainability and Consultancy MSc offers a grounding in the broad range of sustainability topics beyond just environmental issues - from project development to corporate sustainability strategy. Read more
Providing nutritious, safe and affordable food for all in a sustainable manner is one of the greatest challenges of our times.This course will help you become an effective change agent leading the transition to more sustainable food systems. Read more
The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is renowned for its teaching, global research and engagement with industry and government.
Cities across the world are facing huge sustainability challenges. Whilst mayors and city governments pledge ‘zero carbon cities’ by 2040, a serious skills shortage means a new generation of sustainability leaders is needed. The MSc Sustainable Cities tackles this skills shortage by equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to become an urban sustainability leader. On this programme you will experience urban sustainability first hand, blending concepts and theories with real world problems and solutions.