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Faculty of Environment - University of Leeds


The Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds has been ranked in the world’s top 10 across several research areas, according to the CWUR World University Rankings 2017:

  • Environmental Studies 5th
  • Geology 6th
  • Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences 9th
  • Geography 9th
  • Transportation 5th

The Faculty of Environment is a world-leader in responding to global challenges with over 400 staff who are actively engaged in research and teaching across a wide range of topics.

The range and scope of our research are extensive, covering earth sciences, environmental science and sustainability, human and physical geography and transport planning. Our integrated study programmes offer students many exciting opportunities to work alongside research leaders.

Fieldwork is a major part of our courses and is one of the most enjoyable parts of the study. Students gain hands-on experience, applying practical skills to real-life situations, develop their research skills and enhance project planning and team working skills valued highly by employers.

We embed employability throughout our degrees and offer students the chance to enrich their learning through study abroad, a year in industry and work experience opportunities.

Our graduates develop the skills and knowledge required to become future decision-makers, industry leaders and informed global citizens.

The Faculty of Environment achieved excellent results in the National Student Survey 2017. The School of Earth and Environment achieved 98% and the School of Geography achieved 94% overall student satisfaction.

100% of graduates from the Institute of Transport Studies secure employment in a managerial or professional role within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017).

The Faculty has been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for our work on advancing gender equality across the three schools of Earth and Environment, Geography and Transport Studies.

Leeds is a bustling city surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our campus is a ten-minute walk from the city centre and as a student here, you’ll have access to a thriving cultural centre, hundreds of bars and restaurants and some of the best shopping in the UK. Find out more about living in Leeds on our website.

At Leeds you’ll be able to get involved a range of sports from football and rugby, to kayaking and archery. You could access our state of the art facilities and join dozens of sports societies. As a student, you’ll get discounted access to our £12.2 million sports centre – The Edge. If you’re living in University accommodation you’ll get an off-peak membership for free. Located on campus, The Edge has a 25 meter pool, sports courts and a climbing wall.

Our fitness suite is the largest of any university in the UK and has the latest equipment and Sky TV. Over 140 exercise classes take place every week which range from Pilates and Yoga to Body Pump and Swimfit. You could also access our dedicated personal training and strength and conditioning rooms with qualified trainers available when you need some extra motivation.

The Edge also has squash courts and sports halls where you can play badminton, netball, five-a-side and more. Additional studio space, sports halls, and squash courts can be found at the Gryphon Sports Centre and Cromer Terrace Gym. Find out more about sports facilities at Leeds on our website

We also have a fantastic global community here at Leeds, which also feeds into studies, whether through internationally focused research and projects or being taught by academics from all over the world. You can also join our students' union societies, and celebrate the diversity of our campus during the annual World Unite Festival. Learn more about a language, country or culture, and broaden your horizons, developing skills to prepare for your future. Find out more about our global community on our website

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