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Master in Geology (Honours) Earth Sciences


MGeol Earth Sciences: First year
Code Module name Credits
ES1001 Planet Earth 20 AND
ES1002 Earth Resources and Environment 20 AND
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year


MGeol Earth Sciences: Second year
Code Module name Credits
^ ES2001 Dynamic Earth: The Earth System 30 AND
^ ES2002 Dynamic Earth: Magma, Minerals and Metamorphism 30 AND
^ ES2003 Dynamic Earth: Earth Surface Processes 30 AND
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Exemption from either ES2002 or ES2003 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 15 or better in modules marked ^
MGeol Earth Sciences: Second year (Direct Entry)
Code Module name Credits
^ ES2001 Dynamic Earth: The Earth System 30 AND
^ ES2002 Dynamic Earth: Magma, Minerals and Metamorphism 30 AND
^ ES2003 Dynamic Earth: Earth Surface Processes 30 AND
^ ES2004 Practical and Field Skills for Earth Sciences (Direct Entrants) 30

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in the academic year
Choose a minimum of 80 Level 2000 credits

Exemption from either ES2002 or ES2003 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 15 or better in modules marked ^

Some Schools permit qualified entry to Honours (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/teaching-and-learning/policies/honsentry.pdf )


MGeol Earth Sciences: Third year
Code Module name Credits
ES3001 Geological Mapping 15 AND
ES3002 Analytical and Statistical Methods in Earth Sciences 15 AND
ES3003 GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists 15 AND
ES3004 Processes and Products in Sedimentary Systems 15 AND
ES3007 Structural Geology and Tectonics 15 AND
ES3008 Geochemistry 15 AND
ES3009 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 15 AND
ES3012 Advanced Geological and Environmental Field Methods 15

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


MGeol Earth Sciences: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
View list 15 credits from Module List: EG3020, ES3011 AND
EG3020 Global Climate Change 15
ES3011 Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 15 credits from Module List: ES4001, ES4008 AND
ES4001 Field Excursion and Map Interpretation 15
ES4008 Environmental Excursion 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 30 credits from Module List ES4002, ES5050 AND
ES4002 Research Review, Essay and Seminar 15
ES5050 Earth's Greatest Hits 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 30 credits from Module List: ES4011 - ES4012 AND
ES4011 Work Placement in Earth Sciences 30
ES4012 Research Placement in Earth Sciences 30
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above
View list 30 credits from Module List: ES4007, ES5300, ES5009 - ES5010, ES5013, ID4001
ES4007 Petroleum Exploration and Geophysics 15
ES5300 Magmatic-related Ore Deposits 15
ES5009 Geodynamics 15
ES5010 Advanced Geochemistry 15
ES5013 Advanced Petrogenesis 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


MGeol Earth Sciences: Fifth year
Code Module name Credits
ES5003 Research Dissertation 60 AND
View list 60 credits from Module List: ES5001, ES5005, ES5010 - ES5011, ES5301 - ES5304
ES5001 Expedition Field Course 15
ES5005 Isotope Geochemistry: Theory, Techniques, and Applications 15
ES5010 Advanced Geochemistry 15
ES5011 Water in the Environment 15
ES5301 Mineral Exploration 15
ES5302 Hydrothermal Ore Deposits 15
ES5303 Applied Geological Mapping 15
ES5304 3D Geological Modelling 15
Note:
- Not all modules are available in every academic year and/or semester
- Individual modules may have requisites to satisfy to be eligible to select them

For further details, see the module catalogue entry for each individual module above

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year

Study abroad

In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/AcademicInformation ).