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Module GL4412: Laboratory Project

  Module GL4412
Co-ordinator: Dr Juan Diego Blanco
Course Type: Optional

Submitted project 100%

ECTS: 5 Credits
Prerequisites: JS Geology

Contact hours & timing:

Michaelmas Term
Although contact hours will appear formally on the timetable, there must be some flexibility depending on the availability of staff and relevant equipment.  This module is largely one of independent study.

Module Learning Aims

The aim is to execute a piece of laboratory based geological research and present the acquired data and interpretations in a logical and professional manner. 

Module Content

In some cases this research may be based on material collected during the field based project (GL4401). The GL4401 supervisor and the supervisor of the proposed laboratory project in consultation with the head of department and appropriate technical staff will assess the suitability of projects linked to GL4401. Other projects may be chosen from a list presented at commencement of the first semester. Whilst the module is largely one of independent study, it will be carefully monitored at all stages and all students will be assigned a laboratory project supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • plan and carry out a laboratory based geological research project
  • present the findings of such a project in a professional manner by means of a written report