All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
Months of entry
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The research degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences draws on expertise from the following two Research Institutes: Global Change and Geography and the Lived Environment.
Our overarching aim is to improve the scientific understanding of past, present and future changes in the Earth system through measurements, theory and computational modelling. Better understanding of the Earth system allows us to inform policymakers and to develop effective mitigation strategies which, if implemented, would minimise the economic and humanitarian implications of changes in climate and the Earth system.
Our aim incorporates some of the most compelling scientific challenges of the 21st century. To address these questions we nurture a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment, integrating expertise across the Institute, the School and more broadly throughout the University.
Geography and the Lived Environment
We seek to generate agenda-setting research that improves understanding of the inter-relationships between people, society and the environment.
Our research investigates key areas of contemporary and historic societal concern, including development, climate change, inequalities, land-use change, ecosystem services, health and wellbeing and urbanisation. The “lived environment” refers to those aspects of the Earth system that are experienced by people – not as it is purely conceptualised or theorised, but as it is lived. It is a multidisciplinary concept that brings together environmental science, geography, economics, policy, social science and computer science.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary
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