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Fieldwork for Geoscientists

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Stephen Roberts
Academic year

Module overview

Geology and Environmental Geoscience students attend two residential field courses: during the Easter vacation, and at the end of Year 1. The module builds on the ideas and methods learned in other modules in a classroom setting. We start from the fundamentals of "Locate - Observe - Record", developing a range of techniques which can be used to systematise each step, and builds to production of a geological map of a ~5km2 area. Students gain experience visualising the structures in 3D and make and interpret geological cross sections from their maps.