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ES3009   Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Tue and Thu (lectures); 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Mon (practicals)

This is a core module within the BSc Geology and MGeol Earth Sciences degrees and delivered early in the Honours programme in order to provide a fundamental framework for interpreting major petrological processes acting within the silicate portion of planet Earth. The course focuses on solid-state equilibria, liquid-solid phase equilibria, crystallography, and spatial associations. The module serves as preparation for subsequent modules on related topics and for field-based modules, including Advanced Geological Mapping, the Research dissertation, the Alps field course, Advanced Petrogenesis.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour lectures (x 10 weeks), 3-hour practicals most weeks.

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 100

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 50%
Coursework: 0%

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


Module teaching staff: Dr S Mikhail, Prof A Finch, Prof R White