Environmental science

Why Plymouth?

  • < Institution of Environmental Sciences accredited degrees
  • ( Extensive UK and overseas fieldwork portfolio, including: Dartmoor National Park, Malaysia and Malta
  • @ 97% of students were satisfied with the quality of the course. (NSS, 2020)
  • " International exchange programme with USA, Canada, Australia and European countries
  • ' Benefit from an extensive network of placement providers

Which course?

Epic voyages of legacy and discovery

In August and September 2020, scientists from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences joined an ambitious round Britain voyage. Coordinated by UK-based charity Darwin200, the tall ship Pelican of London set sail from Folkestone and visited the major ports of the British Isles before arriving in London almost seven weeks later.

Dr Charlotte Braungardt and Dr Richard Sandford led a range of scientific experiments in fields including marine plastics, ocean chemistry, plankton, marine ecology and ocean processes. This voyage is a precursor to the global Darwin200 expedition in 2021, which will harness the legacy of Charles Darwin by retracing his journey onboard HMS Beagle.

Find out more about about Dr Braungardt and Dr Sandford's research

Darwin200 voyage: inspiring young people for ocean sustainability

Follow our Environmental Scientists Dr Charlotte Braungardt and Dr Richard Sandford who are leading a unique programme of ocean science outreach, monitoring the health of our seas aboard the tall ship Pelican.

Instagram: @envplyuni 

Facebook: @darwin2002021

Instagram: @darwin200_

LinkedIn: @darwin200


Welcome to environmental science at Plymouth

Our research facilities are second to none.

Dr Paul Lunt discusses the possibilities environmental science can offer you.