Interested in degrees relating to our environment?

The environment is fundamental to our everyday lives; it affects everything we do, from air quality, animal survival and climate change to water quality, public health, deforestation and more. With an ever-growing need for expertise within the field, here at the University of Huddersfield we offer a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels relating to helping our environment, all informed by world-leading research in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to study alongside our award-winning academic colleagues, access to specialist facilities all whilst studying on our beautiful campus where our aim is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

There is a growing need for expertise focused on protecting and sustaining our environment. From lawyers and engineers to researchers and technicians, the field is vast and wide-ranging.

Our courses

Huddersfield Geophysicist joins the MOSAiC expedition to the arctic

Dr Byongjun (Phil) Hwang from the University of Huddersfield will join an international roster of scientists to embark on the Arctic's most ambitious scientific expedition to date, known as MOSAiC. Dr Hwang's research on the twelve-month International Arctic Drift Expedition is being funded by the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He will climb aboard the 'RV Polarstern' icebreaker, during the Arctic summer to measure the dynamics of the Arctic sea ice.

Examples of our research into the environment


Centre for Human and Physical Geography

Interactions between the human and physical environment underpin many of the most challenging issues facing societies in the 21st Century.


Global Disaster Resilience Centre

What would it be like to live in a world in which government authorities, businesses, communities and individuals work together to create a society that is able to withstand the effects of unforeseen events and threats?


Future Mobility Lab

The Future Mobility Lab is looking at how to make transport greener.


Energy, Emissions and the Environment Research

Supporting national energy needs by developing technologies that enable the use and distribution of energy resources. Such as micro turbine systems for homes, and waste heat recovery systems.


Biopolymer Research Centre

Biopolymers are a class of advanced functional materials with the potential to address several future grand challenges that include an aging population and future food shortages. 

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