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SG4224   Advanced Topics in Physical Sciences

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: Lectures - 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Thurs Practicals - 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Thurs

This module introduces students to a range of advanced and cutting edge topics in Physical Geography and other physical sciences relevant to geography and sustainable development. Three topics are offered each year that build on material explored in 3000-level Honours modules, and which expand and deepen students' practical skill set. Students choose two of the three topics. Each topic includes in-depth study of the primary literature, combined with advanced training in analytical, technical or methodological approaches, thus integrating hands-on applied learning with critical reading of the primary literature. The module complements and expands the learning acquired in SG3201-SG3204, and provides additional resources for the development of students' individual dissertation projects.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SG3201 or pass SG3202 or pass SG3203 or pass SG3204

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hour lectures (x 9 weeks) and 1 x 1-day (4 hour) field class.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 178

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework project = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught