School of GeoSciences

Undergraduate Field Trips

Locations, dates and fees of all compulsory and optional undergraduate field trips run by the School of GeoSciences.

All students should read and understand the School of GeoSciences Fieldwork Code of Conduct Policy prior to participating in any field trips. Please download the Code of Conduct below: 

 

Please note that some costs are a guideline based on the previous academic year, confirmed costs will be communicated when payment is announced.

Through the generous support of our alumni, there are circumstances when we are able to offer financial support to cover these costs to undergraduate students in receipt of a University bursary. Please contact your course secretary if you are in receipt of a University bursary and would like to apply for financial support to cover the cost of your field trip.

Please note that students will receive two reminders from the Teaching Organisation to pay their field trip costs before non-payment is escalated to the Finance Office.  Unless payment is received by the end of the academic year, students will not be able to graduate or matriculate onto a further programme of study within the University.  

BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences / BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
ECSC08007 Field Ecology Local day trips 29 May - 7 June 2017 2 £25 (17-18), 18-19 TBC
ECSC09004 Ecological Measurement Killin 2 - 8 September 2017 3 £168 (17-18), 18-19 TBC
ECSC10033 Ecological Science Field Course Ormsary Estate 2 - 8 September 2017 4 £147 (17-18), 18-19 TBC
ECSC09002 Natural Resource Management Local day trip 15th February 4 n/a

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
ECSC10035 Conservation Science Cairngorms weekend (mid-Semester 1) 4 £60 (17-18), 18-19 TBC

BSc Environmental Geoscience

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC08017 Introduction to the Geological Record Lake District - Comiston 08 to 14 April 2019 1 £130 (TBC)
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica April 2018 3 £1793/£869 (17-18), 18-19 TBC
EASC10086 Environmental Geoscience 4th year Field Course Oban 3 - 8 June 2018 (approx) 4 £39 (18-19)
EASC08024 Environmental Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface Lake District - Keswick 2 - 4 November 2018 2 £45
EASC08024 Environmental Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface Luce 22 September 2018 2 n/a

BSc and MEarthSci Geology

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC08017 Introduction to the Geological Record Lake District - Comiston 08 to 14 April 2019 1 £130
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Inchnadamph 25 May - 8 June 2019 3 £190 (TBC)
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Spain 1 - 8 April  2019 3 £250
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Mull 13 -19 April 2019 3 TBC
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Kinlochleven 14 - 20 April 2019 3 TBC
EASC10068 Cyprus Excursion and Synoptic Practical for Geologists Cyprus 7 - 21 April 2018 (2019 dates TBC) 4 TBC
GESC11004 MEarthSci Field Training Iceland 10 - 20 September 2017 5 £522.55

BSc and MEarthSci Geology and Physical Geography

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC08017 Introduction to the Geological Record Lake District - Comiston 08 to 14 April 2019 1 £130 (TBC)
EASC09051 Field Skills for Geology and Physical Geography Spain 8 - 19 April 2019 3 £365 (TBC)
EASC09051 Field Skills for Geology and Physical Geography Inchnadamph 25 May - 8 June 2019 3 £190 (TBC)
EASC10069 Cyprus Excursion and Synoptic Practical for Geology and Physical Geography Cyprus 7 - 21 April 2018 (2019 dates TBC) 4 £339.69
GESC11004 MEarthSci Field Training Iceland 10 - 20 September 2017 5 £522.55

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica 8 - 22 April 2018 3 £1793/£869 (17-18), 18-19 TBC

BSc Geophysics/BSc Geophysics and Geology/BSc Geophysics and Meteorology

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC08017 Introduction to the Geological Record GEOPHYSICS AND GEOLOGY STUDENTS ONLY Lake District - Comiston 08 to 14 April 2019 2 £130 (TBC)
EASC10108 Petroleum Systems Helmsdale 4 - 7 September 2018 3 £92
EASC10111 Geophysics International Field Course

France 2017

29 September - 6 October 2018 4 £158.50
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Spain 1 - 8 April  2019 3

£250 (TBC)

EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology Inchnadamph 25 May - 8 June 2019 3 (students go on trip at and of 2nd year) £190 (TBC)
EASC10105 Field Skills for Geology

Mull or

Kinlochleven

13 - 19 April 2019

14 - 20 April 2019

3 £80 (TBC)

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica 8 - 22 April 2018 3 £1793/£869 (17-18), 18-19 TBC
METE10006 Atmospheric Science Field Skills Arran 9 - 16 September 2016 3 £200 (17-18), 18-19 TBC

Only available to BSc Geophysics and Meteorology students.

BSc Geography / MA Geography

Compulsory and Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study Cost for Students

GEGR08009

Compulsory

Fundamental Methods in Geography - field course element Kindrogan

Weekends in Semester 1, 2018

2

£85 (17-18)

18-19 tbc

GEGR09016 Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Human) Cape Town

3-12th September 2018

3

£650

GEGR09009* Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Physical) Snowdonia

1-7th September 2018

3

£200

GEGR09017* Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Human) Athens

TBC, prior to Semester 1, 2018

3

£250 (17-18)

18-19 tbc

GEGR10072* Physical Geography Fieldwork: Iceland Iceland

2- 13th September 2018

4

£350

GEGR10124

Advanced Ethnography: Documenting City Life Berlin

August/September 2018

4

£250

GEGR10100 Human Geography Fieldwork: Journey to the Western Isles Western Isles (Uist)

23 - 30th June 2018

4

£250

Geography field trips are not normally available to students studying towards a MA Geography joint honours degree.

GEGR09016, GEGR09009 and GEGR09017 are not available to students studying a MA Sustainable Development (with Geography) degree.

GEGR09016, GEGR09009, GEGR09017 and GEGR10072 are available to students studying towards a MA Geography with Environmental Studies degree.

GEGR09009 (3rd year) is a pre-requisite for GEGR10072 (4th year).