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Quality teaching

Excellent and innovative teaching

With a history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future, the Institute of Science and the Environment offers you a learning experience rooted in a rich educational heritage and boosted by cutting-edge research and innovation.

You will become part of a dynamic scientific and educational community. Because of the favourable ratio of staff to students, there is a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Professor John Newbury, Head of Institute

In addition to traditional lectures, a significant amount of teaching is conducted in informal tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions, so there are many opportunities for you to interact with staff and other students.


The majority of lectures use the latest technologies to present material and most have associated eLearning units to enhance your learning and consolidate your understanding.


Depending on your degree course, you will carry out supervised experiments in our well-equipped teaching labs. You will develop your laboratory skills and become familiar with the latest experimental techniques.


Some of the modules that prove most popular with our students are the field courses. Courses are currently held in several European locations. The close collaboration between staff and students on these courses offers a rare chance for immersion in a specialist area of field study.

Play an active role in the Institute

Your views on your course will be sought at all stages. We use your feedback to continually improve the student experience .