2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics
|Programme code:||MSC-SGEOL/GP||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Emma Bramham||Contact address:||E.K.Bramham@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
- An Upper Second class honours degree or better in geological, geophysical, environmental geology, mining or related discipline. Mathematics to A-level is preferred, although AS level (grade A-C) is accepted.
- Lower qualifications may be considered on an ad hoc basis supported by relevant experience. Equivalent overseas qualifications are eligible also.
- Entrants may have to take an entrance exam.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Earth and Environment
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Earth and Environment
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
Earth Sciences, (ES3)
The programme will allow students to:
- develop a broad range of knowledge in order to allow professional practice in subsurface structural geology, in either an academic or industrial context
- be trained in relevant field and desk-based techniques for the practice of structural geology and geophysics
- develop knowledge, appreciation and critical analysis of geological context to the application of seismic methods
- gain an in-depth knowledge of seismic and structural methods
- develop numeracy skills essential to the professional practice of geoscience
- develop teamwork and professional skills essential to successful project completion in a professional geoscience setting.
The strengths of the degree programme include:
a) a learning experience within an environment of active nationally and internationall recognised research
b) developed multi-disciplinary links within the School
c) strong links with industry allowing participation by industry in class-based teaching
d) extensive participation by industry in the provision of MSc dissertation projects
e) extensive availability of industry-standard software for both taught-course and project work
f) industrially-funded scholarships for UK and EC students.
In order to progress to project upon completion of their taught modules in Semester 2 students must have a pass at 50% or above in a minimum of 90 credits and an overall credit weighted average of at least 50% and normally no module marks can be below 40%. Students who do not meet these criteria will be suspended from progressing to project until after re-sits have been taken – these are normally taken in August. If after their re-sits the student has passed sufficient credits to allow them to potentially achieve an MSc, they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity - this is usually in the next academic year.
If a student has not achieved the minimum number of credits to progress to project after their re-sits, or they do not wish to continue to their project, they will be awarded either a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate dependent on the award criteria for their programme.
For the Award of an MSc, 150 credits must be accrued by successful completion of modules, and modules constituting the remaining 30 or less credits must be awarded marks of 40 or better. Ninety (90) credits credits must be accrued by successful completion of modules for the Award of a PGDip; sixty (60) credits are required for the Award of a PGCert.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|SOEE5111M||Structural Geology Independent Project||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|SOEE5157M||Applied Geophysical Methods||15 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5174M||Integrated Sub Surface Analysis||30 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5723M||Seismic Interpretation and Applied Structural Models||20 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5733M||Geomechanics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5752M||Applied Geodynamics and Basin Evolution||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5763M||3D Structure: Techniques and Visualisation||15 credits||Semester 1|
- Any candidate who has successfully completed any module(s) above whilst previously registered on any other University of Leeds degree scheme is not allowed to re-take it/them.
- Instead, students will accrue the same number of credits by taking any alternative Level 5 module from this list (or any other Level 5 module in the University, subject to the agreement of the Programme Manager and timetabling feasibility).
Candidates will be required to study one of the following modules:
|SOEE5132M||Reservoir Structural Geology and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of Basins||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5661M||Ore Deposits and their Structural Controls||15 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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