Undergraduate study - 2019 entry

Degree Programme Specification 2018/2019

(MEarthSci) in Geology

To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. This information is created when new programmes are established and is only updated periodically as programmes are formally reviewed. It is therefore only accurate on the date of last revision.
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External summary

 

Educational aims of programme

 

Programme outcomes: Knowledge and understanding

 

Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in research and enquiry

 

Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy

 

Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in communication

 

Programme outcomes: Graduate attributes - Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness

 

Programme outcomes: Technical/practical skills

 

Programme structure and features

 

Teaching and learning methods and strategies

 

Teaching and learning workload

You will learn through a mixture of scheduled teaching and independent study. Some programmes also offer work placements.

At Edinburgh we use a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, technical workshops and studio critiques.

The typical workload for a student on this programme is outlined in the table below, however the actual time you spend on each type of activity will depend on what courses you choose to study.

The typical workload for a student on this programme for each year of study
Start yearTime in scheduled teaching (%)Time in independant study (%)Time on placement (%)
Year 130700
Year 228720
Year 345550
Year 454460
Year 561390

Assessment methods and strategies

 

Assessment method balance

You will be assessed through a variety of methods. These might include written or practical exams or coursework such as essays, projects, group work or presentations.

The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme are outlined below, however the balance between written exams, practical exams and coursework will vary depending on what courses you choose to study.

The typical assessment methods for a student on this programme for each year of study
Start yearAssessment by written exams (%)Assessment by practical exams (%)Assessment by coursework (%)
Year 152048
Year 263037
Year 339061
Year 424076
Year 500100

Career opportunities

 

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