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Northern exposures

Interested in a Postgrad Diploma in ‘The Geology of Yorkshire and northern England’ at York University? Amanda Pauw writes.

ghThis exciting two year part-time programme is run entirely online by distance learning, but includes a residential week in York at the beginning of each year, for field and class-based study.

Picture: Chalk of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.

Dr Annette McGrath, Associate Lecturer leading the programme, told Geoscientist: “We are so lucky in the UK to have a great diversity of rocks and spectacular landscapes on our doorstep, and northern England in particular has an abundance of world-famous and classic geological sites. This exciting and unique diploma utilises the geological wealth of northern England and explores the main principles of geology through a regional examination of the area. Students on the programme also assess the the area’s importance with respect to current controversies in Earth sciences, from fracking to climate change, while also reflecting upon the region's vital role in the history of geology. We go on to examine human interactions with the region’s rocks and landscapes, from Palaeolithic to present day.”

The PG Diploma programme was launched in September 2015 and has been a great success. We are currently considering applications for September 2018 intake, so to know more, or apply for a place, please visit the website; contact email, or call T: 01904 328482.