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




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*) activity by 31% since RAE 2008.
  • 58% of our research output was classed as world leading or internationally excellent (14% 4* and 44% 3*) in REF 2014.
  • Our research is deemed to have real impact in terms of reach and significance, with 63% judged as internationally excellent.