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- GEOLGG07 Melting & Volcanism
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- GEOLGG09 Earthquake Seismology & Earthquake Hazard
- GEOLGG10 Tectonic Geomorphology
- GEOLGG17 Palaeoceanography
- GEOLGG18 Palaeoclimatology
- GEOLGG22 Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources
- GEOLGG23 Deep Earth & Planetary Modelling
- GEOLGG24 Experimental Methods in Water-Rock Interaction
- GEOLGG25 Geodynamics & Global Tectonics
- GEOLG040 Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building & Basin Evolution
- GEOLGG99 MSc Geoscience Dissertation
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Thinking of studying earth sciences?
GEOLGG03 Earth & Planetary System Science
- To review recent research in Earth and Planetary Science
- To promote awareness of what is involved in scientific research
- To develop a critical approach in assessing scientific research
- To gain an holistic understanding of Earth and Planetary Science
Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of Earth and Planetary subjects at the forefront of scientific research, including those outside the specific purview of the student’s degree programme.
- a thorough understanding of Earth and Planetary theories, paradigms, concepts and principles and an in-depth understanding of more specialised areas;
- a highly developed ability to consider issues from a wide range of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives and to draw on appropriate concepts and values in arriving at a critical assessment.
- actical and Transferable Outcomes:
- a highly developed ability to analyse, synthesise summarise and evaluate critically information from academic literature, ideas, interpretations, field observations and other sources;
- the ability to communicate highly effectively to a variety of audiences in written, graphical and verbal forms.
Attendance at departmental seminar series (~20 seminars) during the Autumn and Spring terms. Attendance at up to 10 additional seminars/advanced lectures.
Two oral presentations presented in group format.
Earth and Planetary System Science
Prof Dario Alfe / Ms Marianne Pearson / Dr Adrian Jones
1 & 2 Departmental Seminars are held on Tuesday evenings, 5pm-6pm; 4 advanced seminars held Mondays (Term 1), 11am-1pm; 4 day fieldtrip (Term 2).
100%, comprising the following components:
|Maths & Stats Content and Requirement|
|Total Number of Hours of Student Work||188 hours|
|Hours of Lectures/Seminars||50 hours|
|Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes||0|
|Hours of Tutorials||0|
|Days of Fieldwork||
4 day fieldtrip to Ries Crater.
|Categorizing Student Performance Levels|