Take a tour of our new £12.5 million state-of-the-art ​​building. Credit: Dave Rippin.

Take a tour of our new £12.5 million state-of-the-art ​​building



We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.

In 2015, we ranked as a QS World Top 100 department. Our staff are experts in a wide range of environmental disciplines and we are all committed to delivering a first-rate student experience.

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We'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

Professor Mark Hodson
Head of Department

Our research

We conduct world-leading research on topics of global environmental importance. Our many strengths include:

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Environmental Sustainability and Resilience is one of the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes.

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Undergraduate study 

 Postgraduate study and PhDs

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Katre, BSc, Environment, Economics and Ecology

"I really like how my degree is so relevant in today's world"

KatreBSc Environment, Economics and Ecology

  • What do our graduates do?

Equality & Diversity

Athena Swan Bronze Award

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York Environment Lectures

To celebrate the opening of our brand new building, we are hosting 4 public lectures including talks by geologist Iain Stewart (BBC Rise of the continents; Men of Rock) and Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future, former Director Friends of the Earth). Please join us!

08/11/16, 7pm, Prof Callum Roberts (York) - 'Protecting ocean life in an era of rapid global change'

15/11/16, 7pm, Dr Karen Parkhill (York) - 'The importance of talking to You about environmental issues: Insights from research on nuclear power, low carbon transitions & climate engineering'

22/11/16, 7pm, Prof Iain Stewart (Plymouth) - 'The planet & the public: Communicating geo-envirknemtal science to non-technical audiences'

29/11/16, 7pm, Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future) - 'Sustainability dillemmas: Short-term political expediency versus long-term planetary exigency''

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