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ES2002   Dynamic Earth: Magma, Minerals and Metamorphism

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 11.00 am Mon, Wed, Fri; 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Tue

This module focuses on the geology of the solid Earth and high temperature processes in the Earth's interior. The mineral building blocks of the Earth will be covered in detail, as well as volcanic and metamorphic processes and geodynamics. A key component of this course is the residential field course to central Spain around the time of the Easter vacation, where independent field mapping will be introduced.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students should normally have taken ES2001 or have special permission.

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GS2012

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 x 3-hour laboratory per week and occasional tutorials; 64 hours fieldwork.

Scheduled learning hours: 120

Guided independent study hours: 188

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, 2-hour Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 50%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework = 20%, No Re-assessment if Coursework mark is less than 4


Module teaching staff: Prof. Adrian Finch, Prof. Richard White, Dr Sami Mikhail, Dr Paul Savage, Dr William McCarthy.