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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.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
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.
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.
Research students have access to an exceptionally wide range of masters taught and research-training courses offered by the broad interdisciplinary interests within the School.
We also provide generic courses specific to research student needs and requirements.
We encourage all our students to undertake demonstrating and tutoring work for the School's undergraduate programmes, for which appropriate training is given.
We are exceptionally well-equipped with the latest technologies to enable our researchers to stay at the forefront of their fields.
The School houses an impressive range of facilities and services and is involved with a number of collaborative centres of research excellence.
The School receives sizeable studentship quota allocations from research councils and also offers studentships provided by successful consortium bids and research grants. School-funded scholarships are also available.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013