Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Fieldwork for Environmental Earth Science
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Only available to 2nd year Environmental Earth Science students

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Tutorials. Including report on geochemical fieldwork.  20%
Semester Assessment Easter Field Course  50%
Semester Assessment Sedimentological logging and geomorphological mapping.  15%
Semester Assessment Geological Mapping Techniques  15%
Supplementary Assessment Students whose reasons for failing to attend the field course are condoned will be permitted to submit a 2,000 word project for assessment of a type and by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator, for a maximum mark of 100%.  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate technical proficiency in the operation of field instruments
  • demonstrate proficiency in field, graphical, sampling and geophysical methods
  • classify major rock types
  • construct a basic geological map
  • appreciate the logistics involved in undertaking different types of fieldwork operations
  • demonstrate an ability to analyse data and present results of original field measurements in a technically-sound report
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral communication skills


On completion of this module, students should have acquired greater expertise in the basic field and communication skills introduced in the first-year course, together with additional skills such as field, graphical, sampling, and geophysical methods, the production of geological maps, and a greater breadth of field experience.

Brief description

This module centres on two field courses: one normally held during the September preceding 2nd year studies, and emphasising field techniques, the other held during the Easter vacation, and aimed at broadening the student's experience of field-based issues relevant to the Environmental Earth Science course. The module includes tutorial classes, and other meetings ancillary to the fieldwork.


This module is at CQFW Level 5