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ES3099   Field Methods in Geosciences

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to visiting students.

Planned timetable: none - field-based module.

This module is designed exclusively for non-graduating overseas undergraduate students seeking advanced training in geological field methods. It consists of hands-on experience honing observational and mapping skills by participating in focused residential and one-day excursions, associated laboratory classes and at least one week-long residential course. The module takes full advantage of the University's location close to classic geological locations such as the NW Highlands region including the Moine thrust system, the Buchan and Barrovian metamorphic zones in the Dalradian terrane, and the Carboniferous sequences of NE England and Fife. The residential excursion normally includes the Sierra Norte region of central Spain, but location may vary.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Must be studying earth science at an overseas university

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Occasional lectures, tutorials and practicals in addition to fieldwork - this is predominantly a residential field-based module.

Scheduled learning hours: 192

Guided independent study hours: 83

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module coordinator: Dr W McCarthy
Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff