Unit of Assessment 7 – Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences at Ulster has increased its percentage of world leading research (4*) activity by 80% and internationally excellent research (3*) by 31% since RAE 2008. 58% of our output has been classed as world leading or internationally excellent (14% 4* and 44% 3*) and our research has been judged to have real impact in terms of reach and significance, with 63% judged to be internationally excellent.


Research Institute

The Environmental Sciences Research Institute brings together pure and applied researchers who investigate a range of Earth systems, with an emphasis on those with societal relevance. Examples include research on natural hazards and climate change, as well as human and physical influences in ecological, freshwater, coastal, and maritime systems.

CMAx50  Centre for Maritime Archaeology
Coastalx50  Coastal Systems
Freshwaterx50  Freshwater Sciences
Geophysicsx50  Geophysics
Quaternaryx50  Quaternary Environmental Change
SocEnvx50  Society and Environment
Ecologyx50  Terrestrial Ecology


Research Opportunities

2015 PhD and MRes opportunities
Research Seminar Series