Environmental Mathematics at Lancaster was the first degree of its kind in the UK. It reflects our innovative approach and builds on the strengths of two top-ten departments. We integrate the disciplines of environmental science and mathematics to develop your understanding of the quantitative facets of environmental science. You will take an in-depth look at environmental systems, using sophisticated statistical methods and experiments to monitor and solve many complex environmental problems.
- Biological Sciences : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology : MSci Hons
- Environmental Biology (Study Abroad) : MSci
- Ecology and Conservation : BSc Hons
- Ecology and Conservation (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Psychology and Statistics : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry : MChem Hons
- Environmental Chemistry (Study Abroad) : MChem Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (North America) : MSci
- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Change and Sustainable Development : BSc Hons
- Geography : BSc Hons
- Geography / North America : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography / Australasia : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Mathematics : BSc Hons / MSci Hons
- Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons / MSci Hons
- Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Statistics : BSc Hons / MSci Hons
- Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Environmental Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Geography : BA Hons
- Geography / North America : BA Hons
- Human Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied. For a full list contact the Mathematics and Statistics department.
- Earth's Internal Processes
- Geological Processes
- Biogeochemical Processes
- Hydrological Processes
- Atmosphere, Weather & Climate I
- Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Issues for the 21st Century
- Interdisciplinary Skills
- Matrix Methods
- Discrete Mathematics
- Geometry and Calculus
- Series and Functions
- Differential Equations
- Catchment Hydrology
- Linear Algebra
- Hydrology: from Process to Model
- Stochastic Processes
- Likelihood Inference
- Bayesian Inference
- Statistical Models
- Topics in Modern Statistics
- Medical Statistics: study design and data analysis
- Statistical Inference
- Hydrological Processes Field Course (Slapton)
- Project Skills
- Introduction to Geophysical Techniques
- Geological Hazards
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three modules of study which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
For further information about the department, staff and courses please visit the Mathematics and Statistics department website.
A-level: A(Mathematics or Further Mathematics)AB. We normally expect three A-levels
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key Skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Highers: ABBBB plus Grade A at Advanced Higher Mathematics
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL, inc 6 in HL Mathematics
Mature students: Applications welcome, and given individual consideration. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
Opportunities for our Environmental Mathematics graduates are diverse and your career could take you into public sector regulatory bodies, such as the Environment Agency, or into private sector industries such as professional services, accountancy and IT. With many issues facing our environment, the combination of mathematical skills with in-depth knowledge of the natural world means our Environmental Mathematics graduates are in high deman
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £2.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page