Fieldwork at Slapton Ley – BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Why Plymouth?

Angela Milne
Welcome to environmental sciences at the University of Plymouth. Environmental experts are at the cutting edge of addressing global environmental challenges. Our range of degrees provide students with the knowledge, expertise and skills to investigate and understand the impact of humans on the environment and start building sustainable solutions. Our academic staff share their pioneering research from a range of fields including climate change, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability, in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Applying the latest techniques in the laboratory and the field, you will graduate ready to shape the future of fields from ecosystem management to environmental monitoring.

Dr Angela Milne 
Programme Leader

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Recent edition: Spring 2024

Jon ShawJon Shaw
Head of School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

SoGEES newsletter cover Spring 2024

Why study environmental science?

Get to know some of the pressing topics that led some of our students to study environmental science with us here in Plymouth.
There are so many different environmental issues in today's world; identifying and discovering ways in which to prevent future damage are just some of the subjects you will cover in your time with us.

Environmental science fieldwork

Fieldwork is an important part of studying the environmental sciences. Our programme of residential and non-residential fieldwork enables students to immerse themselves in different environments where they can experience and investigate environmental challenges in a range of national and international locations. 
Fieldwork may be subject to change due to staffing and external factors.

Discover facilities in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

As student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences you will have access to a range of cutting-edge resources and facilities.  
These will support your learning in the field and in the laboratory – whether in traditional chemistry lab or a high-performance computing room. Many are solely for the use of our students and researchers and you will also have access to LABplus Resource Centre and the Marine Station.
Students using a petrographic microscope

Research highlight - Why wetlands should be a key topic of conversation at COP26

Wetlands are found all over the world, from peatlands and tropical swamps to mangroves. As a Lecturer in Ecosystem Resilience in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, my research is focused on increasing awareness of them.
Aerial view of salt marshes at Stiffkey, Norfolk, UKScott Davidson PR
A diverse and respectful place in which to work and study is fundamental to everything we do.
Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science.

Academic staff