School of GeoSciences

Undergraduate Field Trips

Locations and dates 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: 

Due to donations from our generous alumni and School support, the School will now pay in full the costs of all travel and accommodation on compulsory field trips. 

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  
ECSC08007 Field Ecology Local day trips 29 May - 7 June 2017 2  
ECSC09004 Ecological Measurement Killin 2 - 8 September 2017 3  
ECSC10033 Ecological Science Field Course Ormsary Estate 2 - 8 September 2017 4  
ECSC09002 Natural Resource Management Local day trip 15th February 4  

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study  
ECSC10035 Conservation Science Cairngorms weekend (mid-Semester 1) 4  

BSc Environmental Geoscience

Compulsory Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study  
EASC08017 Introduction to the Geological Record Lake District - Comiston 08 to 14 April 2019 1  
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica April 2018 3  
EASC10086 Environmental Geoscience 4th year Field Course Oban 3 - 8 June 2018 (approx) 4  
EASC08024 Environmental Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface Lake District - Keswick 2 - 4 November 2018 2  
EASC08024 Environmental Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface Luce 22 September 2018 2  

BSc and MEarthSci Geology

Compulsory Field Trips

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

BSc and MEarthSci Geology and Physical Geography

Compulsory Field Trips

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

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study  
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica 8 - 22 April 2018 3  

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

Compulsory Field Trips

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

France 2017

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

 

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

Mull or

Kinlochleven

13 - 19 April 2019

14 - 20 April 2019

3  

Optional Field Trips

Course Code Course Title Field Trip Destination Dates Year of Study  
EASC09036 Field Course in Tropical Marine and Terrestrial Geoscience Jamaica 8 - 22 April 2018 3  
METE10006 Atmospheric Science Field Skills Arran 9 - 16 September 2016 3  

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  

GEGR08009

Compulsory

Fundamental Methods in Geography - field course element Kindrogan

Weekends in Semester 1, 2018

2

 

GEGR09016 Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Human) Cape Town

3-12th September 2018

3

 

GEGR09009* Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Physical) Snowdonia

1-7th September 2018

3

 

GEGR09017* Geography Fieldwork: Foundations (Human) Athens

TBC, prior to Semester 1, 2018

3

 

GEGR10072* Physical Geography Fieldwork: Iceland Iceland

2- 13th September 2018

4

 

GEGR10124

Advanced Ethnography: Documenting City Life Berlin

August/September 2018

4

 

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

23 - 30th June 2018

4

 

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).