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Earth and Planetary System Science (GEOL0039)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

Attending and assessing Departmental seminar series (20 seminars) over the autumn and winter terms. Assessment styles include group presentations and written reports. The course includes a compulsory field trip (currently to the Ries meteorite crater in Germany).

By the end of this module students will have:

  • 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 critically evaluate 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.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Terms 1 and 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
25% Two seminar reports
25% Group presentation
50% fieldwork lab-book/report
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
29
Module leader
Professor David Dobson
Who to contact for more information
d.dobson@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Terms 1 and 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
25% Two seminar reports
25% Group presentation
50% fieldwork lab-book/report
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
17
Module leader
Professor David Dobson
Who to contact for more information
d.dobson@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.