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Palaeoceanography (GEOL0044)

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

This module introduces students to key principles of oceanography, the proxies used for palaeoceanography and the history and evolution of Cretaceous to Recent oceans, through case studies.

By the end of this module students will have a knowledge of:

  • temperature and productivity of the oceans;
  • controls on biogenic sedimentation;
  • the development and history of oceanic circulation;
  • understanding of analytical techniques used to obtain that knowledge.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
60% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
40% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
9
Module leader
Professor Bridget Wade
Who to contact for more information
b.wade@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
60% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
40% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

The methods of assessment for affiliate students may be different to those indicated above. Please contact the department for more information.

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
8
Module leader
Professor Bridget Wade
Who to contact for more information
b.wade@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

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