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The Department of Environment and Geography is a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.

Modules cover topics from atmospheric chemistry to environmental economics and policy analysis.

Choosing your modules

The module list is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Module choice and registration will take place during the first supervisory meeting. Learning agreements (if applicable) cannot be signed until this meeting.

Postgraduate students

Academic requirements

You should hold an undergraduate degree in Environment, Geography or related subject.

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods only:-

  • Full academic year
  • Autumn Term only
  • Spring/Summer(combined)


N.B. Students should check that enough credits are available for their requirements over the duration of their stay.

Examination and assessment

Assessment is module dependent (see module listing).

Modules may be exam only, assessed in the common assessment period in the term after they are taught - Autumn Term modules are examined in week 1 of Spring Term, Spring/Summer modules are examined in week 5-7 of Summer Term.

Modules may be continuous assessment only, with assessment for Autumn Term modules submitted by the end of that term and assessments for Spring/Summer being completed at least before Week 5 of Summer Term.

Modules may also be assessed by a combination of continous assessment and examination, with work and examinations following the timings discussed above.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements and our postgraduate English language requirements.

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Undergraduate and postgraduate modules

Contact us

Dr Colin McClean
International Officer
colin.mcclean@york.ac.uk

Contact us

Dr Colin McClean
International Officer
colin.mcclean@york.ac.uk