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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondLancaster University is the number one university in the northwest of England and ranks as one of the best in the UK. 9 out of 10 Lancaster University students gets a job or further study within six months of graduating. And just as many are happy with the course they are studying. With award-winning accommodation, a truly international feel, and partner institutions across the world, Lancaster can offer a fantastic student experience. Lancaster Environment Centre is the biggest environment department in the country and is home to world-leading research, covering a wide range of topics associated with the environment, spanning both physical and social sciences. We have state of the art facilities, including new teaching laboratories.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 secondsAnd through partnerships, we offer opportunities to work with industry and business. We offer a range of courses from undergraduate through to postgraduate research degrees. Our undergraduate degrees include a range of bachelor of science programmes in environmental topics. We also offer many of these courses as four-year integrated masters degrees. Most of these courses offer the option of a year abroad and opportunities for field work in the UK and further afield. So when I was doing my A-levels, I decided to apply to come to Lancaster based on Lancaster Environment Centre's reputation for research. All the lecturers seem to be involved in the cutting edges of research in the area.

Skip to 1 minute and 23 secondsSo I think that's a really big factor why Lancaster is so good for environmental studies. We offer standalone taught masters programmes in a wide range of environmental subjects, as well as masters degrees by research. We also offer PhDs with options to apply for funded and self-funded projects. So I chose to study at Lancaster, firstly, because they had the right project for me. I was very interested in the carbon cycle. So when this project came along, I decided to apply. The way I see it, there are two main advantages. Firstly, it's the facilities. They're really incredible here. Pretty much anything that you need to do for your research, there's a way of doing it in this department.

Skip to 2 minutes and 9 secondsIf you're interested in any of these opportunities, why not visit our website?

Studying soils at Lancaster Environment Centre

If you have enjoyed this course why not consider studying soils at Lancaster University?

We offer undergraduate, taught postgraduate and postgraduate research degrees in a range of relevant subject areas.

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Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet

Lancaster University