School of Environmental Sciences


Welcome to the School of Environmental Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences is based on the stunning north coast of Ireland. With over 350 full-time undergraduate students, 250 postgraduate students and 40 academic, technical and administrative staff, the School is one of the largest in Britain and Ireland. Particular strengths are the development of interdisciplinary taught and research programmes that integrate the environmental, earth and marine sciences with human geography and the use of spatial analysis to investigate relationships between environment and society.

Teaching quality

Teaching in the School was rated as ‘excellent’ in the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise conducted by the HEFC, and has consistently been included as one of the top ten of its kind in the UK in independent league tables published by national newspapers. We were also recently commended by the Quality Assurance Agency’s Institutional Audit for the quality of our teaching and management of the learning experience.

Research quality

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 90% of our research was determined to be world leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised in terms of its originality, significance, and rigour.

Professor Adrian Moore
Head of School


A word from our Chancellor Dr James Nesbitt on why you should study with us: