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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Geology


Geology single: 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


Geology single: 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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^
Geology single: 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

Automatic entry to Honours requires

  • pass and have an average grade 11 or better in modules marked ^

Entry to Honours

Students who attain an average of grade 11.0 or above at the first sitting in the requisite 2000-level modules and who meet all other programme requirements will be given automatic offers of entry into Honours programmes*.*Apart from students on Integrated Masters degrees. Students permitted automatic entry to Honours will only be permitted to trail one module to a maximum of 30 sub-honours credits into Honours.

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

BSc / MA Honours

The general requirements are 480 credits over a period of normally four years (and not more than five years) or part-time equivalent, of which the final two years form an approved Honours programme of 240 credits, of which 90 credits are at 4000 or 5000 level and at least a further 120 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 or 5000 levels.


Geology single: 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
ES3006 Advanced Geological Mapping 15 AND
ES3007 Structural Geology and Tectonics 15 AND
ES3008 Geochemistry 15 AND
ES3009 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 15

Further requirements

Choose 120 credits in academic year


Geology single: Fourth year
Code Module name Credits
ES4001 Field Excursion and Map Interpretation 15 AND
ES4002 Research Review, Essay and Seminar 15 AND
ES4003 Research Dissertation 45 AND
View list 45 credits from Module List: ES3011, ES4007, ES5009, ES5302 (ID4001 and (ES5300 or ES5013)
ES3011 Global Biogeochemical Cycles 15
ES4007 Petroleum Exploration and Geophysics 15
ES5009 Geodynamics 15
ES5302 Hydrothermal Ore Deposits 15
ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science 15
ES5300 Magmatic-related Ore Deposits 15
ES5013 Advanced Petrogenesis 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

Students who have passed all the first semester modules of Junior Honours BSc Environmental Earth Science, or the whole year of modules, with an overall credit-weighted mean grade of 15 or above may opt into Fourth Year of the Integrated Masters (MGeol) programme.


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 ).