School of GeoSciences

Degree structure, teaching and assessment

Find out about the courses you will study and how you will be assessed.

Compulsory and optional courses

Find out which courses you can study, and how you will be taught and assessed.


The dissertation constitutes the main work in which you will demonstrate the extent to which you have achieved the ability for independent study.

Teaching and assessment

The assessment will have various structured components which help you to train in key research skills as follows.