This MSc provides an introduction to geohazards, research methods and field techniques, together with advanced courses in seismology, volcanology, hydrogeological hazards and meteorology.
- Module Details
Title Earth and Planetary System Science UG Code GEOL0039 Coordinator Prof David Dobson / Dr Adrian Jones Other Contributors Term 1 & 2 Departmental Seminars are held on Friday evenings, 5pm-6pm; 4 day fieldtrip (Term 2). Credits 15 Written Exam Coursework
100%, comprising the following components:
- 2 special seminar reports (25%)
- a group presentation (25%)
- fieldwork lab-book/report (50%)
Pre-Requisites 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. Other None Categorizing Student Performance Levels
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.
- 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.