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SOEE5606M Easter Field Class - Geological Science (MGeol)

10 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Simon Bottrell

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of Geological Science (MGeol) year 3.

This module is mutually exclusive with

SOEE5616MNorth Sea Reservoir Analogues

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

An eight-day field class looking at the Permian/Mesozoic and Quaternary sedimentary sequences of North Yorkshire, with a focus on environmental, economic and engineering geology. The class will run as either residential, a series of one day trips or as an online virtual fieldwork experience, depending upon government and University of Leeds guidelines with respect to fieldwork provision.


Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:

1) deploy accurate standard techniques of analysis and enquiry, integrating theoretical knowledge and field-based data collection, to solve advanced fieldwork problems on a conceptual level;
2) integrate and critically evaluate data gathered during fieldwork to synthesise geological models of the local regional geology;
3) critically assess aspects of recent research relevant to an aspect of the field class and develop a proposal for further research work;
4) conform to professional boundaries and norms and have a professional understanding of the practical, economic, and ethical implications of the utilisation of geological resources at professional industry standard.


This fieldtrip will not incur a cost in 2020-21 as it is effectively a core module on your programme of study.

- Geological observations/syntheses in the field.
- Preparatory lecture(s) and self-study of background materials.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours29.00
Total Contact hours71.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Fieldwork supervision and feedback on field notebook.
1 x formative presentation

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 word extended essay100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

As main assessment – 3000 word extended essay.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:25:50


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