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Welcome to Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences at Brunel University London is a research and teaching group within the Department of Life Sciences. We have a vast and well-respected research background to draw upon to ensure you receive a world-class education. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. We were also ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Research and teaching in Environmental Sciences tackles a diverse number of environmental science issues. We have excellent toxicology and ecotoxicology facilities, a wide range of testing and analysis equipment, and state-of-the-art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples.

We benefit from strong international links with pharmaceutical industries (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Glaxo), water companies, and government authorities such as the European Environment Agency and in UK the Environmental Agency of England and Wales and Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA) – all charged with protecting the environment and health of humans and wildlife.

Every project we undertake, whether it be analysing air pollution and its impact on human health, gauging the threat posed by the presence of specific chemicals in drinking water or investigating what major climatic events in the past can tell us about the future, is rooted in the belief that understanding environmental change is vital for the global community. Members of Environmental Sciences strive to further the public understanding of their research, taking part in public meetings, lectures and contributing to non-academic books and news stories, because the science we deliver is designed to have an impact on society and its relationship with the environment around us.