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ES4011   Work Placement in Earth Sciences

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Practical experience of Earth Sciences is important to graduate job prospects and for students to understand the practical relevance of taught material course. This module is a platform for the students to obtain experience of the workplace through an 8-week industrial placement. The student finds their own work placement, some with the assistance of staff connections in industry and alumni. Work placements can be of a variety of forms, varying from office or lab-based work to engineering geology at sites in the UK to exploration geology across the world. The performance of the student in the workplace is assessed using similar criteria to those used when applying for Chartered (CGeol) status. The student reports on their activities during placement at the end of the placement period.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2001 and pass ES2002. Students must be enrolled on the MGeol Earth Sciences programme

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Meetings.

Module is a placement or study abroad

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 30%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module teaching staff: Earth and Environmental Sciences staff