University of York

University of York

Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England

The course enables students to obtain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures. The programme will provide students with training in advanced palaeoenvironmental analysis and science communication skills. Students will also assess Yorkshire and Northern England's importance to current controversies in Earth sciences, from fracking to climate change, and acquire an understanding of the region's vital role in the history of geology.

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to hold a Bachelor�s Degree in a related subject area. CLL will also favourably consider any student previously awarded a BA/BSc in any subject, and with evidence of recent HE level study.

Course modules

Module includes: Origins (the development of geology in Northern England); dales and vales (the Palaeozoic of Yorkshire and Northern England); moors and coast (the Mesozoic of Yorkshire and Northern England); advanced Palaeoenvironmental analysis; fire and ice (the Cenozoic of Yorkshire and Northern England); people and landscape (the human geology of Yorkshire and Northern England). Each year, at the very start of the module, students will be required to attend a 5 day residential course. Attendance is compulsory as the residential programme comprises key content and contact hours.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Online study - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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