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ES5010   Advanced Geochemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The objective of this course is to provide students with skills in some of the more advanced topic in geochemistry that are not commonly discussed in introductory courses, including isotope geochronology, aqueous geochemical modeling, non-traditional stable isotopes and organic geochemistry. This selection of topics covers both theoretical and applied aspects in geochemical sciences with the aim of laying out potential avenues for future professional development.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take ES3008

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks) 7 x 3-hour practical sessions and 1 x 2-hour session of group presentations over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 117

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

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


Module teaching staff: Prof D Mark